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Healthy Ideas For Breaking Your Fast

Healthy Ideas For Breaking Your Fast

  Whether we want to believe it or not, breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day. After all you've been fasting all night long. The first meal that you consume should be healthy, nutritious and beneficial to your body and to the start of your day. breakyourfast

Here is the nutritional make up of a well balanced breakfast:

  1. Protein - Protein is not always found in the form of meat and poultry; for example 0% fat greek yogurt can average up to 20 grams of protein per serving
  2. "Good" Fat - Good fats are commonly found in nuts and sometimes cheese; add a small serving of these to your meal for balance
  3. "Good" Sugar - Good sugars are best found in raw fruits; the rule of thumb is that you can never have 'too many' raw fruits or veggies in your meal(s)
  4. Whole Grain - Whole grains are essential in completing a well balanced meal; for breakfast, add a piece of whole grain toast or whole grain granola to your plate

Whenever you're preparing breakfast, try to keep an item in each category nearby each week. Breakfast truly wakes you up and sets you up for the day! What's your favorite healthy breakfast? ewg

P.S. It's also the secret weapon to steady weight loss 🙂

Ladies Who Lunch…CLEAN

Ladies Who Lunch...CLEAN

 

So over the past couple weeks, I have been focusing on getting raw fruits and vegetables in my diet at lunch. I must say that I've noticed a tremendous difference in the way that I feel after meals, my energy level throughout the day, and not to mention the 3 pounds that I lost in just 2 weeks.

lunchfruitandveggies Consuming raw fruits and vegetables in their natural state are heaven sent to your body, and have been proven to promote healthy weight loss. Their low fat and calorie count coupled with the high fiber that helps to keep you fuller longer, is the best recipe to shed pounds. Not only that, I forgot how tasty and refreshing they can be for lunch!
Take a look at some other weightloss tips I've posted in the past, and let me know what's been working for you. Remember, we're in this together!

Buy In BULK Please Trust!

Buy In BULK Please Trust!

  5 Reasons To Buy In Bulk  
Often times we hear people complain about buying in bulk from Sam’s Club or Costco because they’re single, live alone, or have no children. I once thought this way as well until I actually started doing it. Over the years I have noticed tremendous savings and obviously decreased trips when buying certain things in bulk, no matter your household size.

Here are my top 5 reasons to consider buying in bulk:

 
  • Paper Goods – This includes toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, and even plastic cups if you use them. These are non-perishable items so as long as it takes you to deplete them, they won’t go bad.
  • Fruits & Veggies – This includes both fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. I have found that they’re fresher, and last longer than even buying from top grocers. Also, if you’re eating the proper serving amount per day/week, then they won’t go to waste!
  • Toiletries – This goes for bath soap, body lotion, skin cleanser, toothpaste, etc. These items will rarely if ever expire before you use them (think about it, you’re using these items daily), and typically everyone has a preferred product.
  • Cleaning Supplies – This can include bleach, floor cleaning products, dish washing and clothing detergent, plug in scents, and more. We all clean, and most of us use products regularly in order to do so.
  • Miscellaneous – Items such as shaving razors, batteries, and toothbrushes are great items to stock on for yourself and guests.
Now I realize that buying in bulk comes with a little increase in price, but in the long run it pays off tenfold. It also limits your trips, and you pay less per ounce and/or item. If you are unsure due to the membership cost, remember that it’s pretty low and lasts for an entire year. Remember to Buy In BULK Please Trust! 
While I have a family of 4, my membership fee usually pays for itself within a couple months and sometimes less. I have other membership fee tips as well, so feel free to Contact Me for more information on that.
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Happy Bulking!