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Day One!

Hi there!

I hope everyone is on board with our healthy habits challenge!  I have already thought of lots of motivating and helpful posts to get started on.  I just want to start with this one and say, WOW!   One of my goals is to look this good in itty bitty white shorts!

Tomorrow I will post a list of HIGH FIBER FOODS and LOW SUGAR FOODS.  To clarify, 6 grams of sugar means in any one thing you eat, not for the whole day.  That would be near impossible.  Milk is o.k too.  It is higher in sugar, but I think a little skim milk will not hurt you!  Almond milk is a yummy alternative. 

Here is something I ripped out of Oxygen Magazine and put on my fridge.  The question was, “I rely on about three cups of coffee a day.  How can I increase my energy without caffeine?  The answer was to munch on snacks that combine a slow-digesting carbohydrate with protein.  Here are a few options:

6 almonds + string cheese + 1 medium pear

1 orange + 12 cashews + 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese

2 slices whole grain toast + peanut butter + 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese

high-fiber dry cereal (8 grams of fiber) + skim milk + fruit

They also said to sip green tea.  It has about 1/3 the amount of caffeine per cup and green tea has fat-burning antioxidants!