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Eating 4 Real

4 Mar

Today has been one of those I put the milk in the pantry instead of the refrigerator kind of days. Thankfully I caught myself and could blame it on Monday! I know I’m going to sleep well tonight! Anyway, today we celebrate and recognize Healthy Monday, which means it’s time for the Healthy Monday tip! Let’s go.

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March 4
Go the Whole Way
Don’t depend on multivitamins to cover gaps in a poor diet. These isolated vitamins and minerals
don’t provide the complex nutrient interactions of whole, unrefined foods. Unprocessed vegetables,
fruits, whole grains, nuts and beans contain the antioxidants, phytonutrients, fatty acids, fiber and
more that our bodies need to function at their best.
This week take one or two of your favorite processed foods and give them a whole foods makeover.
Choose whole grain rice and bread over white, make a fresh fruit smoothie or replace instant soup
with a batch of fresh vegetable soup. You’ll still be eating the foods you like while enjoying a nutritional boost!”
Whatcha’ think of today’s tip? I know sometimes it is hard to make a switch from processed foods and give them a whole foods makeover, especially in a college dining hall or workplace cafeteria, where there are not always whole food options. Are there ways that this can be manipulated? Would you choose organic if this were an option?
Four of my favorite clean eating ladies that inspire me to eat real each and every meal:
1. Registered Dietician Michelle Dudash exposed me to the wonderful world of healthy living blogs. I even won a more than generous California Raisins giveaway off her site. Her recipes are fun, fresh, and fabulous!

Michelle’s Quinoa and Black Bean Cakes with Cumin & Chile

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2. Whole foods guru Tosca Reno introduced me to clean eating as a way of life.
Tosca’s Eat- Clean Egg Salad
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3. Stiletto Chef Candice Kumai makes healthy foods hot. Who knew an avocado could be sexy?
Candice’s Simple Raspberry Lemon Zest Scones
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4. My favorite online celebrity yoga teacher Tara Stiles does the healthy in the kitchen too!
Tara’s Vegan Mac & Cheese
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I can’t not mention Tara without sharing one of her yoga practices!

Gold Star

25 Feb

Dear Brain,

Tonight I will study who wore what at the Oscar’s over relative risk and randomization and the latest and cute gym hair looks over prevalence. Yes, I love you Public Health, but we need a break.

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This afternoon, I took my very first Graduate school exam, a scary thought to me alone in and of itself. Pacing myself for this test was thrown out the window last Monday when we found out the test was going to be on eight chapters, 2 we had not fully covered. I put my game face on along with my war paint. It was me and Epidemiology against the world from last Monday until today.

At noon today, I was home from work and quickly changed into some sweats. Lunch was crunch time. By about 2:30, I reached my full saturation point and decided to chill. I made myself a nice dinner to look forward to for when I came home:

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A sweet potato with Chobani Non-fat Plain Greek Yogurt with Amy’s Chile, avocado, and chicken, kale, tomatoes, sunflower seeds, strawberries, pineapple, and raisins.

I also put on an outfit I would feel confident, comfy, and test ready in.

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This is my favorite sweater in the whole wide world from the Loft.

I left early from home and arrived to class with plenty of time to settle. When I took my seat, I partook in conversations about being nervous, but my professor was sure to ease our nerves which was definitely comforting. The professors really want the best for their students! I love it! After I finished taking the test, I felt good about all of the hard work I put into studying for it and realized I knew a lot more than I gave myself credit for knowing. I give myself a gold star for getting through my first exam.

What would you give yourself a gold star for today?

Tonight I have a date with my pillow, a book, and my dreams.

Sweet dreams and don’t let the bed begs bite. 🙂

Happy Healthy Monday!

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This week Healthy Monday’s tip is all about SMART goals!

“Revive your Routine

Having a consistent fitness routine is the easiest way to make activity part of your daily life. When

planning your exercise, aim for SMART moves (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, timely):

pick a time, place and activity that fits into your life and stick with it!

Find three places in your schedule this week where you can fit fitness. It may be in the morning,

during your lunch break, before dinner or in the evening. Recommit to these times at the end of the

week, or adjust your work-out schedule if need be.”

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Ignore where she says Holiday season! Thought this was a great and quick yoga!

Will You Join Me?

28 Jan

This week’s Healthy Monday tip:

“January 28
Find Peace with a Pen
Situations and events that are distressing for many might not bother you in the least. Or, you may
be sensitive to even minor stressors. The first step in managing stress is identifying your triggers.
Knowing when, where and why stress occurs, along with your stress symptoms and how you cope,
can help you reduce exposure or come up with successful strategies to alleviate the issue.
This week, start a stress journal. At week’s end, reread your entries to identify common themes to
your stress and then brainstorm some solutions.”

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Here’s to less stressed days!

I’m on my way to my first Grad school class. This is the beginning of a new stressful adventure. I can’t wait to share each chapter with you!
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Kicking it in style on my first day of Kindergarten. 🙂                                                                                                                                                                              Best of luck to everyone who just began a new semester!

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No first day would be complete without watching this for a laugh:

Happy Healthy Monday!

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