Love My Diet

June 12, 2009

Self-esteem and Your Diet

Filed under: Uncategorized, Weight — Deb. @ 6:42 pm

Do you have self-esteem?

If you don’t love yourself and the body you have right now you are dooming your diet to failure.

Why do I say this? Because coming to love your current body, will lead to inner-peace. Inner-peace Will help you get past those bumps in the diet road.

Yes there will be bumps no matter how much you love your diet. You will still hear hurtful comments. When you hear that hated “she has such a pretty face, if only” smile and say to yourself “Yes I do and the rest of me is pretty terrific and getting better by the minute.”

How Do You Come To Love Your Body?
Get to know it. Get a full length mirror and look at it. Study your good points and your bad. Watch the bad change over the weeks.
Visit The Weight Loss Simulator It is fun and inspirational checking out your virtual before and after.
Pamper yourself, you deserve it.
Give yourself 30 minutes every day just for you. Soak in a tub, meditate, this is a good time for yoga for relaxation, take a walk or just sit back in your favorite chair and dream.
The trick here is to forget all of your daily woes. Forget about your job, your husband, your kids and pets. This is your time.
Exercise. Yes I know that word sends shivers up your spine, but you need to do it. Start slow, walk, join an aerobics class for beginners or just pop in a dvd and exercise with Ann Jillian or Richard Simmons. Make sure you stretch those arms and legs before doing anything else. Even walking around the block can lead to pain if you don’t warm up first. When you are done with your selected work out, be sure to stretch some more. Gently stretch to cool down. When doing even to simplest type of exercise you need to warm up, then cool down.
Exercise can lead to self-esteem. Just watch as the weight comes off and you body firms up.

Yes you will have rough spots ahead but if you love yourself you will get past them.
It is a lot easier to forgive yourself having an extra piece of pie if you love yourself.
Never call yourself a loser. Always call yourself a winner. Remember a winner loves their body no matter what its shape. Hey it is your body, it is the only one you’ve got so love it and live with it. Practice self-esteem and you will come to love your diet.


May 23, 2009

Are You Loving Your Diet Yet?

Filed under: recipe, Uncategorized — Tags: , — Deb. @ 6:08 pm

Are you loving your diet yet?
It’s hard isn’t it? You wake up in the morning determined to make the right choices but you’ve been at this awhile and the right choices are starting to be boring.
You want to love your diet but it just bores you.
Well do something about it then! Shake things up!
There are a million and one things you can do with (for instance) chicken, you don’t always need to broil it. If you are stuck for a recipe hit the search bar on you computer.
Here is a favorite of mine from Eating Well Magazine and
Chicken Fajitas
Active Time: 35 Minutes
Total Time: 35 Minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Here, tender broiled chicken is combined with a spicy, creamy sauce and plenty of vegetables in this quick rolled sandwich.
8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts trimmed
2 tablespoons lime juice
salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
2 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon minced jalapeno pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
1 onion thinly sliced
4 whole-wheat flour tortillas
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 ripe tomato thinly sliced

Tip: To heat tortillas:
Microwave: Wrap in barely damp paper towels and microwave on high for 30 to 45 seconds.
Oven: Wrap in foil and bake at 300 degrees F until steaming, about 5 minutes.
Steamer: Wrap a stack of 12 tortillas in a clean, heavy towel, place in a steamer over 1/2 inch of water, cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When steam is released, time 1 minute, then remove from the heat and let stand 15 to 20 minutes. Held in a very low oven, the tortillas will stay warm and moist for an hour or more.

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Preheat the broiler. Put chicken breasts in a shallow nonaluminum dish and sprinkle with lime juice, salt and pepper. Let marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes.

Whisk together yogurt, sour cream, cilantro, jalapeño and cumin in a small bowl. Season with salt and set aside.

Place the chicken and onions on a lightly oiled baking sheet and broil for 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the chicken and stir onion. Broil until the chicken is no longer pink inside, 3 to 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in foil and place on the rack below the baking sheet.

To assemble fajitas, thinly slice the chicken. Fill each tortilla with the chicken, onions, lettuce and tomato slices. Top with the reserved yogurt mixture and roll up the tortilla and filling. Serve immediately.

Recipe reprinted by permission of © EatingWell Magazine. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 10/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 174

Fat. Total: 3g

Protein: 16g
Carbohydrates, Total: 27g

Fat, Saturated: 1g

Fiber: 3g
Cholesterol: 34mg

Sodium: 286mg

% Cal. from Fat: 16%

See what you can do! Low fat, low calories, low sodium and a good source of fiber. Your diet does not have to be boring. Spend a few minutes surfing for ideas. Subscribe to a few good magazines. Garlic, onion, spices, pepper and mustard can all spice things up. Just try something different. A recipe is not written in stone. If you don’t like one of the ingredients change it or leave it out.
Cooking is like art, have fun with it.
I hope this has helped you to love your diet again. Remember it isn’t just a diet it is a lifestyle. Embrace this new lifestyle and you will stay with it and love it forever.
Oh and don’t forget to try the smoothie recipe at the bottom of the page…It’s a keeper.
As always Love and Stay Healthy.

May 22, 2009

Hydrate-Water is Good for Your Diet

Filed under: Uncategorized — Deb. @ 8:51 pm

Just saw this great looking pitcher. We all know to drink our water when we diet. Brita helps you drink your water and be green. Filter your water and give up on plastic bottles.
This sleek pitcher has a strong chrome lid and a slim design that will easily fit into your refrigerator.

Love My Diet

Filed under: taking stock — Tags: , , — Deb. @ 7:07 pm

The first day of a diet is filled with hope.  You are sure this is the one,  you are sure you will not slip,  you are in love with your diet.  Unfortunately by the end of the day you are rethinking things.

Keep with it.  It will get easier.

Yes you will slip.  But when you do get right back on track.  You are only human and you will be tempted.  It is how you deal with that temptation that counts.  Do you brand yourself as a bad person, don’t do it!  Dieting is hard, look at what you have done realistically, a slip is not Ir-reversible.  Sit down and Analise your slip:

  • What caused you to slip?  If you know the cause you can avoid doing it again.
  • Was the slip really that big?  Your diet should not be so strict that you can’t enjoy a slice of pizza or birthday cake once in a while.
  • Get over it and get on with it.  Tomorrow is another day.

Check out this great site and see how you can easily eliminate some of those extra calories:
Calorie Control Council

Remember always Love My Diet and you will succeed!

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