Tuesday, July 12, 2011

drink water, and lots of it

It's hot outside.  Like, really (really) hot.  Feeling parched?  Drink water.  Sweating much?  Drink more water.  Feeling fine?  Drink water anyway.  Here's the thing: by the time you feel thirsty, you're already dehydrated.  In fact, a lot of times when we feel hungry, we're actually thirsty!  Another thing: you should be drinking at least half your body weight in ounces.  So, if you weigh 140 lbs. then you should be drinking 70 oz. water.  Drink more if you're nursing, and/or if you're working out, sweating, etc.  Don't like the "taste" of water?  Try adding slices of lemon, orange, or cucumber.  Get creative and throw in some mint leaves while you're at it ;)  Drinking (iced) herbal tea(s) would be swell, too.  There are great health benefits to drinking water, including weight loss, clear skin, less headaches, and more energy.  So drink up!  The more water you drink the healthier, and happier, you'll be.  *B

Monday, July 11, 2011

Meal Plan: 7/11 - 7/17

Is Summer over yet???

Mexican Monday: Southwest salad
Oriental Tuesday: grilled vegetable carrot quinoa
Twisted Wednesday: scrambled eggs & walnut pancakes w/ maple syrup
Authentic Thursday: avocado pesto w/ kamut & quinoa pasta
TGIFriday: salmon burgers w/ spiced fries and/or watermelon smoothies
Super Saturday: DATE NIGHT
Special Sunday: BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, grilled asparagus and watermelon (cousin game night)

And look!  Someone out there was able to host a successful meal-plan link up - Menu Plan Monday at Organizing Junkie!  Exciting, no?  I thought so ;)

Upcoming recipes: less-sugar strawberry preserves.  I better post it before I forget it!  *B