Don’t you feel great when you plan ahead and prepare healthy foods for on the go?
The good food choices keep you feeling your best. Being prepared and having all your bases covered feels great as well.
Have a few hectic days in a row, and it really exhausts your reserves. Grab unhealthy fast food and keep a frantic pace for even one day and you are running on empty, have several in a row and it creates a deficit that can be hard to recover from.
Once you establish a new healthy diet plan it will create continued success only so long as you stick with it.
Sue lost 120 pounds over about 2 years.
She was so proud of her accomplishment!
Sue knew that she would never go back to the way she used to live. Her new life was worth all the difficult changes she’d made. She would gladly trade all those comfort foods that used to be so much a part of her day, for the friends and activities that now crowded her busy schedule.
Life as Sue had become accustomed to it ended abruptly one night when she answered the phone and found out that her father had experienced a major health crisis and her family was gathering at his bedside.
The next morning she bought tickets and made arrangements for the trip back to her parents home in Montana.
Her sister picked her up at the airport and 2 weeks of emotional highs and lows followed. Sue was glad to have the support of her family, but she still found herself needing those familiar comfort foods she had given up to reach her goal weight. She was worried about the pounds she was packing back on, but figured she would have to deal with it once she could return to some sort of normalcy.
At the funeral, Sue just could not stop eating. All the foods of her childhood where spread out on a table, and the raw heart ache from losing her father had her reeling.
On the flight back home the following morning, Sue felt puffy and bloated as well as heavy with grief. She looked forward to getting back to a routine.
Coming home was certainly comforting. But Sue was surprised to find that she had cravings that drove her crazy. It wasn’t as easy to step back into the regiment that she had created for the 2 years of successful weight loss.
Her heart was aching, and it seemed to cause an appetite for all the wrong foods and it was next to impossible to ignore the relentless cravings!
Green Smoothies were something Sue had always resisted. She didn’t mind eating wholesome foods, but the thought of blending them up and drinking them made her want to gag.
She began to give the disgusting green drink more thought when one of her friends shared her testimonial about complete relief from cravings almost immediately after starting Green Smoothies.
Sue almost hated to admit it when her cravings stopped after her very first Green Smoothie. She wasn’t enjoying chewing her breakfast every morning, but hey whatever works!
The pain of grieving kept Sue using Emotional Freedom Technique to work through her most difficult times, but those Green Smoothies were the secret weapon that kept her from sabotaging herself with comfort food.
When you get off on the wrong track, Green Smoothies can rescue your healthy diet plan!
To Maintain All the Benefit Your Green Smoothies Offer …
Remember these tips:
rotate your leafy greens so that the tiny dose of any specific alkaloid (poison) does not build up in your system (switch between kale, spinach, collards, dandelion greens, etc.)
the “green” part of your smoothie should always be “leafy” (broccoli and snap peas etc have far more carbs than you want in your greens/fruit magic elixer)
maintain a smoothie ratio of 60% fruit to 40% leafy greens
use at least 2 cups of water for every smoothie (you can use more but never reduce the amount of water in your Green Smoothies)
drink water all day, in addition to what’s in your Green Smoothie, to help flush your body
ideally do not eat with your Green Smoothie (no food 40 minutes before or after)
papaya, mango, apple and pear are particularly easy to digest
local and fresh produce is best if you can get it
enjoy the benefits of better sleep, more energy, mental clarity, less cravings, better poops, and easy weight loss
read the book Green For Life and discover more of the WHY behind this healthy diet plan booster
Does a daily Green Smoothie sound foreign to you?
Try to keep an open mind. The change might be easier than you ever imagined. When you feel good it is easy to make healthier choices!
Click on the link below and explore some green smoothie ideas.
Carrie Tucker, RCP
The Life Breath Coach
Heart Failure Solutions
PS– Remember everyday:
Relax and Release tension
Be active in a way that adds Joy to your life
Plus pure water ~whole foods~sunshine~and laughter