Antibiotics wreak havoc on the good and the bad bacteria in your body. Since 70% of your immune system is stimulated by the good bacteria in your intestines, there’s a good chance taking antibiotics will result in an imbalanced immune system. (more…)
My balanced lunch today was a greek yogurt parfait with wheat berries, blackberries and a drizzle of agave with leftover red cabbage, carrot and cilantro slaw.
Here is the breakdown:
Protein: Greek yogurt
Vegetable: red cabbage, carrots, cilantro
Carbohydrate: wheat berries and blackberries
Fat: olive oil in the slaw, 2% Greek yogurt
This meal does contain your one starchy carb option per day. If you don’t want to use your starchy carb option here, omit the wheat berries.
Mind Body Green posted this article a few days ago about top ten rules to live by to lose weight. It emphasizes many of the guidelines we use at Optimal Body Balance. I think it’s great to see this other people spreading this information around; and it’s good to hear the same things from different sources — so please read!
This is what their top ten were:
- Keep a food journal.
- Drink a LOT of water.
- Plan your meals ahead of time.
- Watch your portion sizes
- Don’t diet.
- Ditch the negative self-talk and the naysayers.
- Carve time to de-stress and relax.
- Sleep at least 7 hours a night.
- Move yo’ body.
- Be consistent in all your efforts.
For more information on each rule, read the original article. Here is the link to the article again: 10 Rules To Live By If You’re Trying To Lose Weight.
We had a really delicious potluck last night! Here are the recipes in case you want to recreate it. (more…)