Kick your "Can"…yes you can, and Dorito Breath!

Hello everyone and thank you for visiting….

When I talk about kicking your can, I mean your cans and bottles of soda.

They and other drinks are loaded with sugar! Lets look at just one 12oz. can of Mountain Dew. There is a whopping 46 grams of sugar in just one can.

Eating Sugar

Lets start by understanding that:

Women should have only 23 grams of sugar,(6 teaspoons, 100 calories per day).

Men should have only 42 grams of sugar, (9 teaspoons, 150 calories per day).

(This is the breakdown: 4 grams of sugar are = to 1 teaspoon of sugar)So I challenge you to do this for one day, now that you know the breakdown, take a plastic bag, and each time that you eat or drink a sugary food, fill your plastic bag with the appropriate teaspoons of sugar, and see what it looks like at the end of the day.

Sugar is not only in soda, it is in fruit juices. 1 8oz. glass of all natural orange juice has 21 grams of sugar, which is equal to 5.25 teaspoons of sugar.

Fruits are loaded also. A cantaloupe, 5″ in diameter contains 43 grams of sugar, which is equal to 11 more teaspoons of sugar. Almost everything that we eat and drink contain sugar.

Check the labels and pay close attention to the serving size. Most cans of soda are two servings.

Over consumption of sugar will sabotage your weight. You will never lose weight!

Dorito Breath

After watching the Super bowl commercials I realized that there lots of people who love Doritos! But many people I know complain of the bad breath that follows eating Doritos. Well, what I found out is that Frito-Lay does this on purpose! What they do to get you to eat so many, is add MSG, monosodium glutamate, which is sodium salt of glutamic acid. It is addictive and increases your appetite. It also gives you the “Bad Breath”! They do this to create a “longer hang- time flavor”. This is why they are so popular.

Ok, the bottom line is that Diabetes, and Obesity, are two of the biggest health problems, which causes even more health problems, in America. Sugary foods will never make you healthy, nor will they make you lose weight. Measure your sugar intake in the plastic bag, just for one day and see what the results are. Then make the proper changes to reduce the amount of sugar in your daily diet. Make small changes each day.

Remember to make a memory every day, and don’t apologize for who you are……rebecca

Spicy Shrimp & Cauliflower..Let me eat..

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Recipe:

Spicy Shrimp & Cauliflower

2T Olive Oil (120 cal)

1/2 Red Onion (20 cal)

6 wild caught shrimp. (42 cal)

6T of Green Mountain Gringo Salsa. (60)

1 bag of Cauliflower Rice (75 cal)

1 Lemon

Salt and Pepper

Directions:

Sauté the onions in the olive oil until soft

Add the cauliflower rice, sauté until combined. (If It’s frozen, may take a few minutes to sauté, it will also reduce the temperature of the cooking process and may take a bit longer.

Squeeze on 1/2 of the lemon, and season with salt and pepper

Add shrimp, season again with salt and pepper and ginger, cook until pink, turning onto both sides.

Stir until all is combined, about 20 minutes.. medium heat.

Add the Green Mountain Salsa, stir and squeeze the rest of the lemon on the final dish, 5 more minutes.

Done!!

Eat your food on a white plate. It looks so delicious!

Total calorie count for this recipe…..you ask?

310!!!

I enjoy eating healthy foods, foods that your body recognizes and, (yes yearns for the nutritional value), can be delicious. And so filling.

My pantry I’m lost without these items:

Beef Stock

All beans-Black beans, chick peas, (canned) I always drain them. (Full of fiber, and protein) they fill you up!

Onions, red and yellow (they are 80% water, antioxidant, reduce inflammation, lowers blood sugar)

Whole grain pasta.(use whole grain)

Lemons, limes

Olive oil (omega 3 oils good fat)

Canned Tuna in Olive Oil (full of protein and good fat)

Green Mountain Salsa (all natural ingredients, only 4, and all good)

Parmesan Cheese fresh from the deli. (good calcium and low in calories)

Ezekiel Bread (whole grain, and they offer a variety of breads)

Eggs (great source of protein, B6, B12, and 80 calories per egg)

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Proteins: all of these are low in fat and high in protein.

Shrimp

Salmon

Scallops

Rotisserie Chicken ( I cant pass it up)

Ground turkey

Grass fed Beef 90%

Real Butter of your choice

Spices:

Pepper, Salt, Turmeric (many others) you choose, they are all good.

Last but not least, Frozen Vegetables.. just as good as fresh and you won’t waste as much food. ( low in carbs and great for anything, I like because I have fresh veggies and not wasting fresh veggies.)

I love food and I like to eat.

…..,Remember to make a memory every day, don’t apologize for who you are..

❤️Rebecca