2 weeks in
New Years has come and gone. What's left??? Barely stocked shelves, finial sale items, bright spring colors, valentines day merchandise, and an extra 7 pounds on my body from last three months that won't go away .... (my husband would say the last 5 months). Either way putting on un-wanted weight sucks, and what sucks even more is how long it takes to come off. What ever your new's year resolution might be write it down, and put it in your bathroom mirror (so you will be forced to see it everyday). My new's years resolution isn't to lose my 7 pounds but to make a conscious effort of how I take care of myself. While looking up recipes on foodnetwork.com, I came across a 5 minute video clip of Alton Brodwn was summing up "his" 4 major food groups. You can't get any more simple than this. Group 1 - What you should eat every day fruits, whole grains, nuts, leafy greens, carrots, green tea
Group 2- What you can/ should eat at least 3x's a week oily fish yogurt sweet potatoes avocado broccoli Group 3- What you can eat once a week red meat pasta dessert alcohol Group 4- What you should never eat fast food soda (club soda does not count) processed meals/frozen dinners canned soup (because there is so much salt) "diet" anything
PLUS: Eat breakfast every day, no exceptions.
Simple...right? Simple but hard I know. When I go grocery shopping I stick to the outer area of the store and stay out of the aisles. That way I have freshest ingredients in my cart. You will always look and feel more comfortable in your clothes when they actually fit you. Silly that food sometimes equals fashion. But think about, there are so many trends you can't wear if you are not confident in how your body looks. Ugh... I know...but if you really think about it when do you feel the most sexy.
I could not resist putting this picture up, oh Adam, so so sexy (the body, not the art work)