Friday, July 2, 2010

Now I Eat This

Now I eat this!
This is my new love affair with food.
Eating apples keeps hunger at bay.
It's full of fiber, and it doesn't raise your blood sugar too high or too quickly.
I've remembered how much I love baby bok choy!
It's used a lot in Chinese cuisine, and it's so simple to cook.
Greens are so good for you too!
I was watching Dr. Oz on Monday, and one of his Ten Commandments of Weight Loss was to only eat "4-legged animals" once a week.
That means people need to eat more
other seafood,
and chicken!
We don't really eat a lot of red meat at our house.
We probably do just once a week, and that's something I started when I was in college.
Growing up at my grandparents' house we ate fish and other seafood 90% of the time because we lived on an island!
Quinoa was a staple of ancient Andean civilizations. Today, thousands of quinoa varieties thrive, ranging in color from pale ivory to yellow and even purplish black. Most commonly considered a grain, quinoa is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables like spinach and Swiss chard.
I now eat this or brown rice. I've sworn off white rice unless I'm eating sushi.
Have you tried this bread yet?
Two slices are low in calories, and high in fiber.
I usually toast a couple of slices and smear 1 TBS of honey over them before I do my long run.
It keeps me energized for a great workout!
Researchers discovered in a green tea study that mice that received the largest amount of green tea extract (.5%) were able to run a full 30% longer than those that received no green tea extract. They also had higher levels of glycogen in their muscles and more free fatty acids in their blood, both of which are used for muscle fuel. This indicates that their bodies were sending more fuel to their muscles, where it was needed, and less to adipose tissue, where it would be stored as fat.
Another green tea benefit noted by the researchers was a significant decrease in lactic acid in the animals’ blood. Lactic acid, as any athlete will tell you, is responsible for post-workout muscle soreness. Less lactic acid translates to less soreness the day after a hefty workout.
I've learned to enjoy green tea due to its many benefits!
Have you tried this?
I can seriously eat a huge bag of this popcorn.
I love white cheddar.
I love popcorn.
I was in heaven when I discovered this bag of deliciousness.
It's healthier than a bag of greasy chips, I think.

So there you have it.
These are a few of my new food items I frequent.
I'm off to drink my cup of green tea.
But before I go, here are my weekend plans.

3 mile run
core work
1 slice multigrain toast, 1/2 TBS honey
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
1 orange
multigrain english muffin, 6 slices deli turkey meat, basil, 1 TBS BB spread, tomatoes
7 almonds
grilled chicken breast, 1/4 cup brown rice, and grilled veggies

3 mile run
1 hour hula
upper body with free weights (working with 10 pound weights, a first!)
1 slice multigrain toast, 1/2 TBS honey
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
1 orange
multigrain english muffin, 6 slices deli turkey meat, basil, 1 TBS BB spread, tomatoes
Eat what I want for dinner- BBQ, of course!

rest day
1 cup Kashi, 1/2 cup 1% milk
7 almonds
1 orange
2 corn tortillas, 2 slices deli ham, 1/4 cup fat free cheddar tomatoes
7 almonds
grilled tuna steaks, 1/4 cup brown rice, and grilled veggies

I hope you have a happy and healthy week!
Thanks for coming by and visiting!


LeeLee said...

I definitely have to try that bread out! You have a great workout plan for the rest of the week! Enjoy your long weekend!

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Jennifer said...

Great post today. That is interesting about 4 legged animals. I will have to keep that in mind. The bread looks good. I have too changed over from plain white bread and rice and such. I try to buy whole grain and fiber whenever possible. I think we have really made some lifestyle changes here! I only wish I liked fish :(