Wednesday, February 19, 2014

You always have the chance to make a better choice.

Each decision you make is a new opportunity for improvement and positive change.

Let go of the past decisions that didn't serve you or others well.  They're over, they can't be re-made-you can't re-decide.  So, if you had a bad food week, for example, last week;  It's over, the decision was made, the damage, if any, is already done.  What you can do now is to choose differently going forward.

So each day as I was in the Dominican Republic, I got to eat at a wonderful buffet.  The buffet was full of choices:  cheeses, and bread, cereals, meats and fish, various types of starches like rice and yucca.  And it was an all inclusive, so you could have as much as you want, and unlimited drinks, too.  Some take this as a moment to eat and drink to oblivion.  Maybe you feel like you have to get your money's worth.  I saw it differently, and this is where I want you to try to work on your paradigm and shift it just a bit.  I saw this as a golden opportunity to clean up my food.  They had vegetables ready to go, all cut up, easy to put on your plate.  They had sautéed vegetables and fruits of all sorts, and fish!  I love fish, but my husband doesn't, and so it's tough to eat that at home.  What amazing meals I had, with the bottom of the whole plate full of vegetables, and fish on top, with fruit for dessert.  I also tried the yucca, the plantains, and the passion fruit.  I was never hungry, and the food was clean, whole food.  The eggs were smaller, but bright orange yolks, and surprisingly rich!

So let's look at how to make this shift happen at home.  Yesterday, I went to the grocery store, and purchased shredded carrots, and shredded cabbage, and shredded broccoli slaw--I know I'm pressed for time, and sometimes a bit lazy.  This way, I can make every lunch just like the Dominican buffet--add the veggies on the bottom, and then add tuna or chicken breast on top--tiny drizzle of oil and balsamic vinegar, and voila!  I bought two kinds of apples and grapefruit, almond milk and some berries.  Fruit for dessert!  I also got walnuts, almonds, and flax seeds for my oats in the morning:  cook with unsweetened almond milk at 40 calories a cup and more calcium than regular milk.  Maximizing the high nutrient content food helps to keep you satisfied for longer because your body functions better.  You get what you need from your food, and it sustains you.  Food for thought.

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