Continue to Organize your kitchen fridge and cupboards as well as personal closet. I know this is a daunting task and the weekend is a perfect time to make significant changes. Do not ask anyone else, unless they are professionals, what they think you should keep or wear, it could lead to an uncomfortable situation later. To help you, think about what you would bring with you on vacation for a week to a place with your current lifestyle and climate.
Drink water. And if you get bored, add chopped fresh mint, ginger, cucumber, lemon and/ or herb tea. Just drink it and try to drink more than you are used to.
Exercise the prescribed amount today. Even if it is on the minimal side. Even five minutes makes a huge difference!
Calories count and being prepared keeps it easy to keep track. I have provided my basic shopping list for Trader Joes's and will be creating recipes from it in future posts. It is easy to make good choices at TJ's and you want to be satisfied while eating for a thinner and/ or fitter YOU! I go organic and unprocessed as much as possible.
|Alvarado Street Essential Flax and Italian turkey sandwich|
Hummus (for a lighter calorie try tomato basil or eggplant)
Salsa (I love Salsa Especial)
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Italian Style or low sodium Turkey breast (I am now roasting my own, but these are good for deli style)
Chicken Breasts (I like "tenders" as they are smaller and more tender!)
Red Bell Peppers
sweet potatoes, butter nut squash
berries, fresh or frozen
Alvarado Street Essential Flax bread (or other whole grain, this one is only 50 calories a slice)
Corn and whole grain Tortillas
Almonds and other nuts/ seeds
Light Sour Cream
½ + ½
|Alvarado Street Essential Flax french toast, yummy|
Rice, soy milk
Flax Flakes Cereal
whole grain and oat flour
Soy Ginger Dressing
Olive Oil Spray
olive oil and vinegar
red pepper sauce
pure maple syrup
flavors and spices like vanilla, mustards, peppercorns, salts etc.
Canned Tuna (I prefer canned in olive oil)
whole grain pasta
pure pomegranate juice
Imagine your best and be that!