Eat more Fruits + Veggies

Last year, I purposed to eat more veggies.  The fact was that I did not eat enough.  I was fueling my body with way too many processed foods.  So I decided to increase my veggie and fruit intake.  Here are a few things that work for me and my family.

I eat an apple every morning for a snack.  By pairing it with some protein like cheese or peanut butter it makes a really great healthy snack!  I also try to eat veggies everyday for an afternoon snack.  I really like sliced tomatoes with a little cheese or cut veggies dipped in humus.  Yum! 

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If you cut it up they will eat it!  So true with kids and hubbies.

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I have also been using more veggies when I cook dinner.  Chopping up onions or peppers or mushrooms and adding them my meals gives me extra nutrition and fills me up.

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Another awesome way we get more fruit is using it in smoothees!  I chop it up and freeze it.  So good!  The kids really love them for snacks and I drink it with a quality, non GMO protein to make it a meal.

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These eating habits have helped me drop 4 lbs and 5 inches last month. You can see my pictures here.

Lastly, my family and I take quality, pure. whole food supplements.  This has helped keep us all healthy.  NO prescription meds here for us.  Plus because of it’s purity we are getting an abundance of vitamins and minerals found in real food.  Here is a visual of what I take.

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Start eating more fruits and veggies today.  Fill up your body with real food and you will feel so much better.  You might even drop a few pounds too.


What are your favorite fruits or veggies?  How do you eat it?  Do you eat them everyday?  Do you find creative ways to ‘sneak’ them in for your family like I do?

xoxo,

Claire

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Drink More Water

This may sound like a no brainer, but stay with me.

Ask yourself:

How much water have I had to drink today?

Do I measure how much I drink daily?

Is it enough?

What is your answer?  Is it good or bad?

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Ok, now ask yourself this:

“Do I feel hungry?”

“Do I have lots of energy?”

“Am I  fatigued?”

“Do I have a headache?”

“Do I have a dry mouth?”

“How many times do I go to the bathroom each day?”

“Do I have dry skin?”

“Do I get dizzy?”

If you answered YES to some of those questions, you may be dehydrated.  In fact, if you are thirsty today it is because you did not drink enough water yesterday! 

The rule is to consume at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day.

Water has so many awesome benefits for your body.  Water moisturizes the air in the lungs, helps with metabolism, helps our organs absorb nutrients better, detoxifies, protects and moisturizes our joints and helps with weight loss.

I recommend using a good water purifier.  I like this one because it also removes lead.

Are you getting thirsty yet?  Are you inspired to drink more water? 

Here are some tips to help you drink more water:

  • Drink a full 8 oz in the morning when you wake up.
  • Drink a glass of water with every snack and meal.
  • Get water bottle so you can measure your daily intake.
  • Keep a bottle of water with you in your car, at your desk, or in your bag.

Now, go get your water and drink up!

xoxo,

Claire

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