Spring is finally just around the corner! We have all suffered through some tough winter days the past six months and it is delightful to see the days getting longer and being able to get outside without a coat or jacket. And, for those who live in the north, just to drive down a clear road is a huge pleasure.
This is also the time of year that many of us start cleaning out closets and checking out our spring and summer clothes. This is an activity that can easily lead to thinking more about diets and what we need to do to look good in those shorts and bathing suits we are dragging out from last year.
Before deciding on a starvation diet to get rid of the winter pounds you should know that eating right is not about starving. Eating right is not all about giving up snacks or foods that we like so much. Healthy eating plans are focused on the right balance and making sure you are making food choices that fuel your body with the optimum ingredients it needs.
Starving yourself to lose weight, or investing in a fad diet program promising “amazing results without exercise” is not a real answer. The key for reaching and maintaining healthy weight control is building your own personal healthy eating guide rich with fruits and vegetables. Instead of collecting more fad diets that will not work, focus on collecting healthy eating recipes that will satisfy and provide the vitamins, minerals, nutrients and antioxidants that your body needs for both healthy living and healthy aging!
Just about every diet article suggests eating 5 meals a day to give your body the food fuels it needs and, also, to keep the portions in control. But creating healthy eating plans with foods that satisfy are not discussed as much as it should be. If you eat something in the mid morning or late afternoon, you should be satisfied enough to last until the next meal and still be giving your body the nutrients it wants and need. But if your mid-morning or afternoon snack is not satisfying, there is a real possibility you might find yourself eating more instead of less because the mid day break meals only made you crave something else.
If, however, you plan ahead just a bit and make certain to get the ingredients you need to make smoothie juicer recipes, you will find that you can prepare a wide variety of meal choices that are delicious, satisfying and, even more importantly, very good for you. Building juicing recipes with food choices that help you reach your optimum weight and then maintain it is not at all difficult.
Fruit smoothie recipe are easy to make, offer a wide variety of choices, and don’t require exact measurements at all. Try a smoothie juicing recipe using fruits or vegetables or even mixing them both together. For example, a spinach-orange fruit smoothie recipe might be a lot more delicious than you can imagine and it is packed with all types of vitamins and minerals!
In your blender, mix:
1 cup of fresh orange chunks
1-2 cups of raw spinach
1 cup of low fat orange yogurt
1/2 cup chilled orange juice
Blend to the consistency you like best and enjoy!
This is just one example of the hundreds of healthy smoothies you can easily prepare. When made with low-fat, or no-fat, ingredients all of them will help you reach, and maintain, a healthy weight.