Are you eating enough fruits and vegetables?

If you really want to lose weight this year than you need to eat more fruits and vegetables. That’s the bottom line, and this is so important for so many reasons. Fruits and vegetables are ?two high fiber high volume food groups that ?are packed with healthy weapons to help fight off free radicals.

Free radicals are cells in your body that are not healthy and as we age we tend to create more and more of them. ?One of the ways to help defend yourself from these unhealthy cells and cell damage is to fight the war internally with healthy foods. By increasing these two food groups your body will be able to go to war internally for you and help decrease?the damage that is happening inside your body. When we think of weight loss we tend to place a lot of emphasis on the results we are getting externally, however, the most important results really need to be emphasised on whats happening internally. We can’t see what’s happening inside our bodies, yet, ?it’s internally results are very important. ?If we focus on eating 7 servings of fruits and vegetables a day than we will lose weight and also decrease cell damage. That is how powerful healthy eating is and how powerful implementing these powerful antioxidants to fight the war on cell damage really is. ?So get create with recipes, and ideas to eat more of these two food groups. ?Help your family to become more pro-active with increasing their fruits and vegetables too. Children need 5 servings, women 7 and men 9-13. Check out the website mypyramid.gov to see the serving sizes for you and your family. This is also a very informative website that I refer my clients to often. Healthy eating isn’t about dieting, ?it’s about learning to make good food choices daily and doing it for a life-time. You and your family can print out the food pyramid and hang it on your fridge for a friendly re-minder of healthy food choices from all the major food groups. After all if you want to live a long life, it starts with what you eat and there fore the choices you make can shorten your life or lengthen it. My hope is that you want to lengthen it, so eat well, get creative and be proactive everyday and you will fight off those stubborn free radicals and also lose some weight. Just remember to drink lots of water when increasing your fiber so you don’t get constipated and bloated. I am so excited to hear back from you and I want to challenge you to make this one of your number 1 goals for 2010. You will feel more energy than ever before, because that’s the power from these amazing foods.

Many Blessings to you and your families,

StacyRaeFitnessMama

Great Idea For Busy Fitness Mama’s!

Veggie Bags to take on the go for a healthy snack:

Ingredients:

Re-sealable plastic sandwich bags,

Carrots

Celery

Green, red & yellow peppers

Cucumbers

Zucchini

Cauliflower Florets

Broccoli Heads

Throughly wash vegetables & slice according to preference. I recommend that you make enough for 3 days ahead as they will stay fresh in the bags & provide an instant high-fiber, low calorie snack.

Healthy Eating!

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