2/11/2013

Healthy Eating

So I am constantly looking for ways to eat healthier. I started off by eliminating all red meat from my diet about 5 years ago. I noticed a huge difference in my weight. I was able to lose all my pregnancy weight and then some. It became so much easier to keep it off too. I'm still not as thin as i would like to be so 8'very made a few other changes, not only for my weight, but also for allover better health. I have some hormonal issues which I'm hoping to change with diet adjustments. I also would like my hair and nails to grow faster. I would like my skin to be even clearer and be less mody.
I am a veggie lover so eating a ton of vegetables everyday has not been a problem for me. I was never a huge fruit person, but for a little over a month now, I've managed to add more and more fruit into each day. I currently like to eat a mixture of frozen fruit-strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, bananas, sometimes peaches or mangoes or apples and grapes mixed in with my oatmeal and cereal. I also love to add in flax seed or Chia seeds, golden raisins, and dried cranberries. Sometimes I include every single one of these ingredients in my oatmeal in a jar, or in a smoothie (minus cereal). Oh and sometimes I like to top it all off with some clover honey and cinnamon and chocolate PB2. Every morning, guys. SERIOUSLY.






I used to always take prenatal or multivitamins religiously, but never noticed any huge results/benefits. I finally decided to just take a few Biotin pills every single day (for the past month and a half) and my nails seem to be getting harder! They already grow very fast, but they are so much whiter and very hard. My hair feels softer and shinier. Oh and my sister says it looks a little longer as well as thicker too. My face even seems to be clearing up a bit and looks a bit more even. I can honestly say that I'm a little surprised. Don't know if its all the fruit and oatmeal--oatmeal also contains biotin by the way---- Oh I forgot to add that I also eat a lot of leafy greens every single day. Kale, spinach, mixed greens, you name it. I'm hooked...
Hopefully I can keep this up for several month. I find different ways to prepare and mix in many of the foods I just mentioned so I don't see myself getting bored anytime soon, and especially if I start seeing even more results. It's a great incentive, I think...