Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Imagine that you are perfectly content with every aspect your life. What does that life look like? What steps do you have to take to make that life a reality? Instead of WISHING, start DOING. Put a plan into action today!
this is the question or visualization on sp today. This takes a lot of thought. I do wish a lot...win the lottery ... a magic wand to wave and be thin. Oh fairy godmother where are you?
the steps I need to take. break
1. break the sugar addiction. I bought more fruit this month and am eating watermelon.
Do not bring any sugar into the house! If I have to have something eat it out and only under an emergency. Craving is not an emergency but sometimes seems like it.
2. More movement
I have been doing at least 10 min a day but need to do much more. So need to do 60 min. Even if broken down to increments of 20 min. each.
3. More fruit and vegetables for health and fiber.
4. Get more fiber, soluable and insoluable fiber.
Soluble fiber dissolves in water. Insoluble fiber does not. To some degree these differences determine how each fiber functions in the body and benefits your health.
Soluble fibers attract water and form a gel, which slows down digestion. Soluble fiber delays the emptying of your stomach and makes you feel full, which helps control weight. Slower stomach emptying may also affect blood sugar levels and have a beneficial effect on insulin sensitivity, which may help control diabetes. Soluble fibers can also help lower LDL (“bad”) blood cholesterol by interfering with the absorption of dietary cholesterol.
Sources of soluble fiber: oatmeal, oat cereal, lentils, apples, oranges, pears, oat bran, strawberries, nuts, flaxseeds, beans, dried peas, blueberries, psyllium, cucumbers, celery, and carrots.
Insoluble fibers are considered gut-healthy fiber because they have a laxative effect and add bulk to the diet, helping prevent constipation. These fibers do not dissolve in water, so they pass through the gastrointestinal tract relatively intact, and speed up the passage of food and waste through your gut. Insoluble fibers are mainly found in whole grains and vegetables.
Sources of insoluble fiber: whole wheat, whole grains, wheat bran, corn bran, seeds, nuts, barley, couscous, brown rice, bulgur, zucchini, celery, broccoli, cabbage, onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, green beans, dark leafy vegetables, raisins, grapes, fruit, and root vegetable skins.
taken from WebMD. to read the rest go to.
This is my plan to get those wishes to come true. Not sure about the lottlery lol...guess I need to buy a ticket.
Before things can happen...we have to try and make them come true.
So climb out of that hole that you have been feeling sorry for yourself in and get moving. I know you can do it and I can too. We just need to make getting healthy and moving a habit and it will be easier.