Before You Eat Do This

Clean Eating Challenge Day 4. So far we talked about what clean eating is, substitution not deprivation. Hydrating with water, now let’s talk about how you eat.

Do you eat quick, fast, and in a hurry? Are you eating at your desk, I n front of the tv? Be honest. When was the last time you sat down and really enjoyed your food?

Healthy living does mean more home cooked meals. When you think about most comfort foods, they are what mom or grandma made – from “scratch” what is now more commonly referred to as “whole foods”. It taste so good and as my kids will say you can taste all the love, hugs, and kisses in it ☺ which is true.

So take your time to sit down, honor your body and enjoy the food you’re fueling it with.
Eat with your eyes – enjoy how it looks, the presentation. Give thanks.
Smell the flavor – smell the herbs and spices. This will enhance the tasting experience.
Chew your food – completely chew each bite before you raise your fork for the next bite.
All these steps help you to keep the pounds off.  Just by slowing down alone, you allow your stomach to get full before you over fill it.  Chewing your food completely will assist in the digestive process.

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Nicole, Onlinewellnesswithnicole
It’s your body, owwn it
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Lose Weight With This Fat Burning Fruit

We are getting ready for a Clean Eating Challenge this month where I will share tips that helped me to lose weight without exercising.  Now don’t get me wrong I love exercising but there was a time when I could barely move and I knew I had to transform my body from the inside out. Click here to take part in the Challenge.   This month I will be sharing small sustainable tips that can help you not just temporarily lose weight but to keep the weight off.  Besides when you lose something you usually go back and look for it and we are not trying to look for the weight we lost we want to get rid of it 😉  We will be eating more fruits and vegetables of course along with other delicious foods.  Here is one of my favorite fruits that helps to keep off the pounds.

Cherries always remind me of being a kid.  I remember climbing in our neighbors tress and picking cherries.  Oh my goodness they taste so delicious.  I remember it like yesterday.  Spring time is a great time to enjoy some delicious cherries.  We just ate them because they were good not realizing how good they are for you.

Did you know a cup of cherries are less than 100 calories and packed with 3 grams of fiber.  You can cook with cherries, eat them as they are, or juice them. Cherries are low on the glycemic index with a score of 22.   Here are a few benefits you can reap when eating cherries:

Cherries automatically make you slow down and enjoy them because you don’t want to swallow the pit.  Yes slowing down to actually chew and taste your food helps you to lose weight.

Cherries are a great anti-inflammatory food, they help fight free radical cells, help you to sleep better, they are good for your eyes and much more.

Benefits of Cherries

Choose your snacks wisely and Remember, you are what you eat.

Until next time,

Nicole – It’s Your Body, #OWWN it! #OnlineWellnessWithNicole

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