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Motivation, Fitness & Food

Updated on November 13, 2014

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What’s your motivation for getting healthy? Do you waiver on your dedication to become a better you? I confess I have and staying motivated is really hard.

“Let’s Talk About Food”

One of the first steps we all should know, and it's really not as horrific as I had previous thought. Drink at least 68 ounces of water a day. I would recommend that you carry a water bottle around with you all the time.

Think about the money you can save by mostly drinking water throughout your day and how much better you are going to feel. To help you stay motivated, there is nothing in the world better to drink for your body then water.

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Junk food Junkie Be Gone!

I’ve been told by various people that you need to eat five servings of fruit and vegetables each day plus leafy green veggies in at least three meals. What if you don’t like those things?! Never fear Tara’s here to guide you into tasty healthy meals.

It’s very helpful to have a food journal and write down everything you eat each day. It will help track your progress as you start to change your eating habits.

You know this might sound simple but it helps me eat the right things.
Don’t buy processed foods and absolutely don’t buy junk food.

I know this seems a bit cruel but if it’s not in the house what are the chances of you getting dressed after being comfy watching TV to go to the store late at night to buy a bag of chips or coke? If you are hungry enough you’ll grab what you do have and that will most definitely be healthy.

Recently we had such a dilemma there’s no coke in the house because I’m trying to avoid the tasty treat. I was so desperate and thirsty I had more water.

If the coke had been in the house I would have drank it and that would have ruined everything I’m trying to do. Coke is bad but it’s really bad for someone with osteopenia who wants to avoid osteoporosis if at all possible.

Antioxidants, Vitamins and Minerals Oh My!

"Cacao is a top source of antioxidants, and it contains an abundance of magnesium and iron.

Used for baking, hot chocolate, desserts and smoothies"

It's a great source for magnesium and Iron.

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Caffeine Addiction

I honestly feel better just drinking water, so what makes me crave and want the coke? It has addictive properties so that you will want it despite all reason; it’s
the caffeine that most people are addicted to.

Supposedly it’s not harmful however I have serious doubts about that from my research "Symptoms of caffeine withdrawal may include headache, fatigue or
drowsiness. In addition, changes in mood, such as depressed mood or irritability”

Did you know if you poured coke over a car battery it would clean it up nicely? That makes me wonder what it’s been doing to my body all these years. Maybe that’s why I have arthritis at such a young age compared to most people who acquire it later in life 60’s and up. If you are like me beginning this journey you’re wondering what can I eat?

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Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds are loaded with omega fats, protein, antioxidants and dietary fiber. They keep you hydrated and feeling full.

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Cacao Nibs

  • Dietary Fiber
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Blood Pressure and Glucose
  • Polyphenols

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Let’s talk about Smoothies

The quickest way to get all your fruits and veggies into your diet. The trick is to be creative and create them based on your taste buds but still keeping them ultra-healthy.

I found this smoothie recipe and I think it’s going to be perfect for my chocolate loving husband and healthy to boot.

Cao-pow Cacao Smoothie

· 1 frozen banana

· ¾ cup frozen blueberries

· 1 Tbsp. nut butter of your choice

· 1 Tbsp. cacao powder

· 1 Tbsp. cacao nibs

· 3 cubes of ice

· ¾ cup almond milk

Blend all ingredients in a high-powdered blender until smooth. Pour into your favorite glass and enjoy!

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Hope it was helpful and that you come back and see whats next

I will go back to my research and find out more things that I can share with you on this ever changing lifestyle of mine.

Stay strong, you CAN do it!


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