Cut the Crap-Plan Ahead and You are Not Alone

Hello Divas!  So the weekend is OVA and it is officially time to cut the C-R-A-P! Just is case you forgot: Go HERE

CRAP stands for…

Caffeine, Refined Sugar, Alcohol and Processed Foods

Ok so, what IS on the menu:

Things prepared by human hands NOT a machine!

Whole grains!
Fruits!
Veggies!
Lean cuts of meat!

Sounds easy right?  Well, for some of you, it might be.  For others, maybe not so much…especially until you do a little detective work on your regular diet!

Imagine the 007 music playing right now and ask yourself a few questions:

1.  What kind of beverages do I drink on a regular basis?  (sodas, lemonade, sweet tea, kool-aid, fruit juice water)

2.  How often do you find yourself snacking on: chips, crackers, doughnuts, cakes, pies, or ice cream?

3.  Do you find yourself eating when you are: tired, hungry, lonely, sad, bored, angry, or just simply out of habit?

Intrigued and want to do a little more digging? Go HERE to download the full “Food Detective Worksheet”.  (The worksheet was developed by a totally fabulous Nutritionist:  Rosalie Clark, RD, LD, M.Ed.)

The food detective worksheet helped me see that when I am not cutting the crap, I tend to drink my calories–my favorite poison is Dr. Pepper and Coke.  (I blame my mother due to all the Kool-Aid that I drank as a kid.)  I also LOVE to eat out!  Appetizers, breads, chips and dip—-music to my ears and a wonderful melody to my taste buds! All thoses processed foods make me feel horrible–bloated and tons of muscle aches.  So Divas, I am right there with you!

Your challenge this week is to PLAN what you are going to eat before you get hungry. GO TO THE STORE and buy veggies, lean meats, and fruits!  Eating whole foods is not that hard when things are ready when you are ready to eat.  Things get tricky when you are hungry and all the healthy stuff is uncooked, frozen, or simply unavailable.

Some of you asked me if you would receive a meal plan telling you what to eat.  The answer to that is a resounding NO! We are taking this challenge to get more healthy not to commit to a fad diet.  You know what you like and what you will realistically eat more than anyone else.  So YOU have to make your food choices.

Remember, you don’t plan to fail–you FAIL TO PLAN!

The good part is that many other ladies in our class are making healthier choices right along with you! You can do this and you are NOT alone!

Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NLT) A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.

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