We all know about the plethora of superfoods out there – the ones that makes us look younger, live longer and feel better. As they are all uber-healthy, most of them also help us lose weight.
Seventy degrees is the best temperature for baby in the home. You need to take some time now to monitor your homes temperature. Set the thermostat to 70 and monitor the areas baby will occupy if the areas remain a consistent temperature. The consistency of the your homes temperature is often overlooked while preparing your house for baby’s arrival. Babies do well in homes that are about seventy degrees. In the rooms that the baby will occupy the most set the thermostat to seventy degrees, and then monitor to see if the room remains at 70. You only need to do this in the rooms where the baby will spending a lot of time.
Do your kids need incentives for doing chores? At the beginning of vacation have them choose an item, an activity or privilege they would like to “buy.” Decide how much they will “earn” per chore and let them know how many chores they need to complete to “buy” their chosen item. Another ideas for a reward is an unstructured-No Chore Fun Day. Let them know one day is going to be a stay up late, sleep in, no chore, fun day. Schedule this for a day you are home as well and fill the day with fun activities. If their vacation is long, you can schedule a couple of these days.
From that point, be REAL with yourself. Start writing down what your challenges are, and why you break your promises. Again be real with yourself. Stop hiding from the truth!
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The same principle can be applied to lunch. You do not have to go out to lunch every day. Lunch costs $6 – $12/day, a whopping $30 – $60/wk and $120 – $240/mth (more for some). If you were to buy 2 protein frozen foods per week and some sandwich materials, you could save substantial amounts. protein frozen foods have improved in health offerings, size and taste and you will pay $2.50 – $3 for a decent meal. I eat 2-3 protein frozen foods for lunch per week, bring a drink from home and if my wife cooks, she prepares me a dish for lunch. Adds up to great savings! Once again, I am not telling you to completely give up eating out or with friends. I eat out once or twice weekly and still save quite a bit on lunch.
Barley is cheap and so is whole oat groats that you soak overnight in a jar of water in your refrigerator and cook in the morning or soak two days and eat raw. Make dried beans, rice and your staples. Some emerging opportunities in locating criteria for nutrisystem frozen foods. Forget the cheap pasta if you want the health benefits of whole raw soaked grains and cooked grains. If you want animal protein add eggs twice a month and cans of wild-caught salmon when they’re on sale every two weeks.
These simple tips will help you go from overweight and sad to trim and happy. All you have to do is start making use of them. Once you do, you will never look back on your fat, miserable days again, except with a smile as you have conquered them for good!weight loss, health and fitness, business, home and family, green, food & wine, education, dating & relationships, crafts & hobbies, beauty, lifestyle, parenting, politics, opinion and editorial, history, news, health, nutrition