Happy Foody Tips

July 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm 11 comments

I have all kinds of information floating around in this brain of mine…I thought I should share of few of the random thoughts.

Wanna eat more greens?
Use the food processor to finely chop up some kale and top your salads with it. Or go beyond just “topping” and get crazy with it. Put a whole bunch in. It’s so fine that it’s soft to chew and it adds great taste!

Trying to lose weight?
Exercise BEFORE you eat in the morning. Have a glass of lemon water before your workout and then wait until you feel truly hungry to eat your breakfast.

Feeling sluggish in the morning?
How late did you eat the night before? For best digestion and quicker weight loss, do NOT after 7pm. Or … stop eating when it’s dark. Or … stop eating at LEAST 3 hours before sleeping. This is so often disregarded…but it’s so important! Sleep is your body’s time to heal and repair. If you eat something right before bed, your body is digesting instead of healing and repairing. If it does not have to digest…just think of all the other things it can do! You will wake up feeling better…I guarantee it. If you absolutely cannot hold out…eat something that is easy to digest…watermelon or a piece of fruit. Avoid nuts and cooked foods at all costs.

Tired of the fruit flies?
When you eat a lot of fruit, like we do…you tend to have occasional problems with fruit flies. Here is my “fruit fly killer concoction”:

Fill a cup with water. Add:

  • dish soap
  • apple cider vinegar
  • honey/maple syrup/agave (anything sweet)

They will fly a suicide mission into that sweet yumminess and croak. Good times.

Eating too fast?
You’ve always heard that you should eat SLOWLY. Well…you should. It helps you digest food better because your stomach doesn’t have to work as hard to break it down. Your saliva adds all kinds of good enzymes to digest it before it even gets there. One way to help yourself eat slower is to use chopsticks to eat. If you don’t know how to use them….it will really help you eat slow!

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kristin  |  July 21, 2009 at 3:03 am

    Thank you for the fruit fly killer recipe! We eat a lot of fresh produce too and have had problems with them now that it’s warmer out.

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  • 2. Denise  |  July 21, 2009 at 3:09 am

    how did you know we had fruit flies? all my fruit is in the fridge because of those critters. Which is fine but out of sight – out of mind. Thanks, I will try that concoction

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  • 3. Sarah  |  July 21, 2009 at 3:25 am

    Such great tips. Thank you!

    Sarah

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  • 4. livelightly  |  July 21, 2009 at 3:30 am

    Another fruit fly tip that my Aunt Deanne just told me: Suck them up with your vacuum!! I tried it just now and it works like a charm. Just attach the wand thingy and suck them up. They never see it coming…and even if they scatter and fly around, it’s kind of like a video game trying to suck them out of the air πŸ™‚

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  • 5. Iluvlife  |  July 21, 2009 at 3:55 am

    Great tips! Thanks for the post πŸ™‚

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  • 6. Flo  |  July 21, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Haha. Thanks for the above tip. The kids will have a blast. lol

    I’ve been doing lemon water in the morning (but I cheat and add raw honey!) just because it feels so good to do it.

    Also thanks for all the “raw inspirations.” I could really use it. Kids are challenging my food creativity!

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  • 7. Nicole  |  July 21, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    LOVE these tips…thank you!!!!

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  • 8. Moi  |  July 21, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Thanks for the advice. I will definatley try to excericise before I eat in the morning.

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  • 9. Producent Schodow  |  July 23, 2009 at 11:19 am

    You shouldn’t exercise completely hungry. Eat some simple carbs before working out – a banana would be good. This way you’ll have more energy do exercise and you’ll stop your body from eating its own muscle (which it usualy does through the night and before your first meal).

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  • 10. anniegirl  |  July 23, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I’ve been following your blogs for a few years now and just had to say a big thank-you for all the inspiration and tips.

    After reading “In Defense of Food” and all the great info on your blog I’ve been eating raw vegan until dinner. And a year and a half ago we moved (family of four) into a 650 sq ft house and all your small home photos really helped me get rid of stuff and inspired me to paint the house bright, cheery colors.

    I love the positive, fun, simple atmosphere of your blogs, they are my favorite. So thanks very much!! πŸ™‚

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  • 11. Laura Suedbeck  |  July 26, 2009 at 12:32 am

    yep, you’re a genius…now how do i get Danner to stop eating ice cream every night of the week?! i don’t buy it…he does and i’ve tried substituting it with fruit or something healthier…but that doesn’t really work either…

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