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Why is eating healthy so hard????

Wow – it’s been over a month since I posted about how my nutritional voyage is going.  So here is a quick snapshot.  

 Not a pretty picture is it?  I made one of the biggest mistakes someone can make when working towards a goal.  I lost sight of the goal.  While I have it written on my blog, I do not have my goal written on paper hanging where I can see it every day.  And since life happens, I got further and further from my commitment.

So what have I done right?  I have made a few good changes and additions to my eating plan.  I no longer eat junk food on a regular basis and sugary foods have just about disappeared from the foods I eat.  I have also added juicing vegetables to my daily, ok – almost daily, routine.  So here is my daily, ok – almost daily, routine:

Breakfast consists of a fab strawberry smoothie using yogurt and coconut water as my base.  My daughter loves it.  I add a protein powder to mine.  I found one I love.  It has no fake sugar – which I cannot eat, and it doesn’t have stevia, which I don’t like. 

I also juice vegetables each day.  I am trying different combinations and recipes that I run across.  I haven’t’ found one I like all that much yet, but I keep at it.  My question to you – do you juice vegetables and what do you recommend?

Here is a tip to replace mayo on sandwiches.  I was watching Dr. Oz the other day and he used a combination of avocado and Greek yogurt.  Tried making that today.  I used half an avocado and the same amount of Greek yogurt.  I added granulated garlic and a few drops of fresh squeezed lemon juice.  Mixed it real well and put it on a thin sandwich round, added organic mixed greens and chicken.  Here’s the end result – yummy! 

 I can’t wait to try it again.  I am thinking about using this mixture in place of mayo in tuna salad.  What do you think?

I firmly believe that by changing my eating habits I can improve my health.  Thankfully, I found a great Naturopath to help me along.   So I’m going to look at my goal this week and decide if I need to change it or recommit.  I will let you know.