In my continuing effort to become healthier, I am not only doing cardio and lifting weights as you can see from a previous post. I am also eating healthier.
A good friend of mine reminded me that one of the ways I can do this is to increase my fruit intake. But, she also reminded me that fruit juices have added sugar – even the lighter version.
Go ahead and check the label…I’ll wait.
I was reminded that – although fruits have natural sugar in them – they don’t have added sugar, which is the thing that can make it all unhealthy.
With that in mind, I’m eating a lot more fruit. Although I have been eating bananas on a regular basis for quite some time, I also bought, strawberries, raspberries and oranges. I’m actually excited to see what kinds of combinations I’ll come up with.
Sure, I can eat any of these separately, which is always a good idea. However, along with the vanilla yogurt that I eat, and the two percent milk that I drink, the possibilities are endless. For example, today, I combined the milk with five strawberries and mixed them all up in my blender.
Voila! Instant strawberry smoothie! It took a little getting used to at first. I can play around with the number of strawberries and maybe add a little yogurt. However, it wasn’t bad.
Since I’ve had strawberry-banana yogurt, and liked it, I can combine those ingredients too. That should be interesting.
I’ve also invested in some Pure Protein chocolate powder for some protein. Of course, anyone who knows me knows that I went for the rich chocolate version of the powder. Hey! Gotta have some treats. Right?
That reminds me – I also have a few pieces of Hershey’s special dark chocolate Kisses. Dark chocolate is very good for anyone dealing with anxiety and depression. So, a few pieces here and there won’t hurt your diet, and it’ll help your mood. So, let yourself indulge.
I am continuing to explore new ways to improve my health – both in the gym with the cardio and weight lifting as well as in my nutrition by the food I eat. Any suggestions are welcome. So, send me some comments. I look forward to reading them.
I do have a goal of losing a lot of weight and feeling better. I have noticed a difference already since I started (again) three weeks ago. My arms are getting bigger, I’m starting to lose my big fat belly, and I have more energy than I used to.
I’m definitely on a good road, and I plan to continue moving forward. Magic Mike, eat your heart out!