Vegetable Bisque with Basil with toasted Ezekiel Bread
Ingredients: Almond milk, Fresh tomatoes (blanched, peeled, and blended), carrots (blended) , red and yellow peppers (blended), cayenne, fresh basil, and sea salt.
Ginger Lime Aide
Slices of Fresh Ginger
A little bit of Stevia
Vitamins! (Why? Have you done the research about our depleted soils? We just don't get what we need!)
Exercise: Mainly yoga (if for religious reasons you cannot do yoga, just know the stretches are wonderful and you do not have to add the meditation or spiritual side to it! )stretches, treadmill, and one of those sitting bike things! My joints just cannot take all the trauma other exercises cause! I now work out of the home and this is a major challenge! My goal is exercise daily! I haven' reached it yet! I'll let you know when I do!
Juicing: We juice every day and I even take it to work to sip throughout the day! I start off my morning with healthy juice made from organic fruits and veggies! You can see out post about it HERE!
Body By Vi Shakes : (Breakfast and lunch with my juicing!) It gives me this little extra I need to get through my day! I add things to the shake! My favorite is a spoon of sugar and salt free peanut butter (you can use almond butter) and 1/2 banana!
Healthy Dinner: Fresh filling foods. I have eliminated most dairy, wheat, and meat. This works for me. You must decide what works for you! I do eat yogurt, goat cheese, feta, and eggs on occasion I also add one slice of Ezekiel Bread a couple of times a week as a treat!
Weighing and Measuring: I weigh every day but it is recommended that you weigh once a week. I recommend measuring once a month too! This way you can really gauge where things are happening for you!
Journaling: I love to write, and I do the majority of it here... hate to keep a journal? Share your thoughts with us here! Just check in and let me know how you are doing!
Positive Thinking: This is a must. NO down talk.. No negative Self talk. I want you to look in that mirror EVERY MORNING and say "Good Morning Beautiful/Handsome! I am so proud of you!" Yeah... you will so feel dorky at first! hahaha but the idea is to really embrace who you are right now and love you!
No Cheating: I am not allowing myself refined sugars or treats right now. I have no will power as a little bit turns into a whole lot. You have to decide for yourself what cheating is and stick to it! I can tell you the buttery popcorn my daughter just made has me drooling!! I just keep reminding myself to stay focused on my goal! Once I have reached it I can see how I do with treats on occasion.