Sunday, September 2, 2007

Dealing the Weight Loss Hand {Week 3}

I subscribe to the Discovery Healthy newsletter. They have some great tips and recipes in each issue. The tip I loved this week dealt with making better snack choices. Here is what they said:

“Retrain your taste buds and retrain your brain and attitude toward good food choices. The natural sweetness of an orange or apple can't compete with the sugary taste of a candy bar, but you must retrain, and relearn, the goodness of what's good for you. Start choosing to eat more fruits and vegetables as snacks or as replacements for some of the fats that you would tend to add onto your lunch tray or dinner plate — you and your taste buds will get used to it.”

I have found that this is so true. I have been eating healthy since May 1st of this year. I don’t crave the sugar anymore, and when I do eat something sweet, it doesn’t taste near as good as it used to. However, I do know that if I indulge in those sugary snacks again, my body will crave them all over again, and I will return to that vicious cycle. So, I have to remember that and STAY AWAY.

On another note, I wanted to highlight Norma’s cards this week. She did Challenges 1, 3, and 7. They are wonderful! And I love how she photographed them together to display them so beautifully. And since our Discovery Healthy tip deals with “snacking healthy,” Roxann’s challenge was perfect for this week.

The 9th card prompt: Your favorite healthy snack! Some of you are doing Weight Watchers, some are watching calories, and some are following other plans. On this card, you want to highlight a favorite snack or two that you can turn to when you are hungry, low on points, or want to avoid making a bad choice. Here are the cards I did: Thanks for the fun challenge Roxann. Now let’s see those cards! Remember to post links to your cards. I will be highlighting more each week! Have a “snack healthy” week everyone!

5 comments:

Carolyn said...

Love the cards Patter!! Fabulous job on them!!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful cards Patter!

Kory Dordea said...

Beautiful cards! LOVE them! Now that we are back from vacation and things are settling down again, I had a chance to go pick up some jumbo playing cards today. Hope to get started and catch-up soon!

the real ~Roxann~ said...

Man, oh man! I have been so busy the past 2 weeks I am SOOOOO behind on my cards!! This week is "my" challange and I'm still like a few weeks behind! Here's hoping I can get some done this weekend!

Nice cards, Patter! And also Good Job, Norma!!

Thanks again "P" for organizing this!

Stephanie said...

I have caught up except for this challenge. I took the pic but forgot to get it developed when I got several others done on Friday. arrrgh Hopefully, I can get pics taken & posted of the completed cards soon. Thanks again Patter for organizing this.

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