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Happy Foody Tips

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!

July 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm 11 comments


Words to Eat By

"It is easier to change a man's religion than to change his diet." -Margaret Mead

"I don't understand why asking people to eat a well-balanced vegetarian diet is considered drastic, while it is medically conservative to cut people open and put them on cholesterol lowering drugs for the rest of their lives." - Dean Ornish, MD

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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