Working-Out. Get up and move your lazy butt! You can't depend on TV watching to get your heart rate up and get your metabolism going. Especially in the morning if you can. The sun gives you energy and free Vitamin D. So, get up and get moving. Dance, walk, run, play Wii Fit, bike, join a gym. Whatever it takes. Just get that butt of yours moving and watch the dimples on it disappear! And despite popular misconception, having an active sex life does not a work-out make. But working-out will make your figure and stamina far better!
Veggies. Eat an array of colors. Each color represents something prevalent in the vegetable that is crucial to our health. If there is a veggie you don't like, eat more of it. As stated before, our tastebuds are tainted. Keep trying them and try them in different ways. If you dont like raw carrots, maybe you like them Cooked Carrots? Carrot Juice. Carrot Sticks. Julienned Carrots in Sauce. Carrot Gumbo. Carrot Cocktail. BBQ Carrots. Rice and Carrots. See where I'm going with this Forest? The possibilities are endless so Never say you Don't like something. Rather, you just don't like the way it was prepared and try again.
Fruits. Screw what people say about them being high in sugar. The sugar is natural. If you eat ALL fruits, you will have an issue but if you consume an equal amount or more of veggies...tell those fruit naysayers to shut the hell up! Again, eat an array of colors! If you could mentally picture your daily food all on one plate, it should look like a rainbow.
Grains. I keep hearing people bitch and moan about too many grains! Grains are good for you and provide you with tons of nutrients. So long as the grains are natural (i.e. not white rice), eat them! Especially quinoa (pronounced keen-wa). Eat a variety. Barley, bulgur, brown rice, cous cous, millet, amaranth, etc. An exception to this rule is Gluten. Gluten is not easily digested and should be limited.
READ LABELS. If the ingredients list is huge, don't buy it. If you can only understand a small portion of it, leave it on the shelf for some other unsuspecting fool to eat. Or better yet, call FDA and USDA and tell them to outlaw the cancer and neurotoxins that they are allowing to be injected into our food supply!
Have fun with health. If you are at the supermarket and see a fruit or veggie that you have never heard of, BUY IT! Go home, google it and find a recipe. Give it a shot. It may be the best thing you've ever had. You may hate it. There's only one way to find out. You will forget if you don't buy it right then....so buy it THEN google it. Then let me know how it was so I don't make the mistake of buying something gross! (JK!)
Stay informed. Reading and watching documentaries. Keeping yourself informed is the best way to stay on track. Every time you think you want something with cheese, read about the dairy industry. You'll change your mind quick. Learn about food substitutions. If it's something sweet and creamy you want, buy dairy free ice cream or make something. Most people who try the food I make have no idea its dairy-free. You can make food taste delicious without a the use of cow's breastmilk.