Fitness Tip…Learn your Clock

 sand timerWe are all biologically different. The way or what we choose to eat is not the same for everyone.  It stands to reason that the time slot where we feel the most energy is also individually unique.  Some trainers suggest training in the morning around 10:00 is the best time. Others suggest late afternoon when the body has gained momentum. The truth of the matter is that we all get our strongest surges of energy at totally different times. Track when your body feels the strongest and most energized and see if that can coincide with the activity you love. It may occur at a time when you are at your job and may not be convenient, so make full use of that period on the days that you are not working. Becoming aware of your inner clock can produce the most benefits.

 

Mango Gazpacho…

 Ingredients:
– 2 cups diced mango
– 2 cups orange juice mango gazpacho
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 seedless cucumbers diced
– 1 small red bell pepper diced
– 1 small onion diced
– 2 garlic cloves minced
– 1 small jalapeno pepper diced
– 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
–  2 tablespoons chopped parsley
– Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
– In a food processor mix mango, orange juice and olive oil
– Place in a large bowl, mix in all other ingredients and refrigerate.

Great for outdoor parties…
Taken from 2004 USA Weekend by columnist Pam Anderson

Fitness Tip – Add don’t Subtract…

Try ridding yourself of the notion that in order to lose unwanted weight it is necessary to subtract fruits and vegetablesmore and more foods from your menu. Instead, go in the opposite direction. Add and replace your present foods with a more nutritious version. Add more healthy fats. Include more foods that have an abundance of fiber. You may find that you are actually consuming more food while your weight is being reduced.
 

Linen Flax…

Linen is made from flax, another traditional fiber crop which needs few chemical fertilizersLinen dress and less pesticides than cotton. Less chemicals and pesticides protect our waterways. It is biodegradable and can be grown in cold climates as well as off season. Because it is recyclable it can later be made into paper and used as insulation in the auto industry. Besides being extremely strong the older it gets the more comfortable and cooler in warm climates it becomes.

Collard Greens, Raisins and Orange Juice…

collard greensIngredients:
– 1 Large bunch of collard greens
– 1 large onion
– 1 box mushroom sliced
– 1 cup vegetable stock
– 1//2 cup raisins
– 1 cup orange juice
– Olive oil
– Fresh parsley

 

Directions:
– Remove all stems from greens and slice leaves in thin ribbons 1/4 inch wide and wash
– Saute onion in olive oil until light brown
– Drain greens
– add to onions with mushrooms, vegetable stock, parsley-cover and cook for 15 minutes medium flame.
– Add raisins and orange juice- cook for another 10 minutes.