Monday, July 30, 2012

Healthy Life!

Losing weight can be tricky. For me, the hardest part is finding a diet and sticking to it. I'm not a picky eater and I have no issue trying new foods and eating healthy. In my case, it's saying no to all the sweet things that are placed in front of me. 

For most, heading off to school in the Fall and living on campus can be difficult in the weight loss department. They constantly have fast food placed in front of them and are able to grab a quick snack in the cafeteria. This doesn't have to be the way that you eat every single day. I'm fortunate enough to have a suite at university that comes with a full kitchen. I'm able to prepare my own meals all the time and choose what I like to eat. Not all dorms are this way. You're still able to make healthy choices even though you don't have space to prepare food! Buying fresh fruit and berries to eat for breakfast instead of heading to the cafeteria. Buy a case of water that you and your room mates can share instead of sweet pop. It's the little things that make healthy eating easier. 

I love grocery shopping by myself. It allows for me to pick the foods that I want to eat and that I will eat. My grocery list usually consists of the foods that you can find on the outside of the grocery store. 
  • Fruits and Vegetables: raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, premixed salads, spinach, grapefruit, avocados, onions, garlic, tomatoes, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, alfalfa sprouts etc. 
  • Meats and Fish: pork, boneless/skinless chicken breast, salmon (my favourite), shrimp, sushi
  • Dairy and Eggs: omega-3 eggs, lactose free milk, margarine (be careful with this one, look for margarine that is low in fats and calories and use it sparingly), chocolate milk (my weakness although I'm lactose intolerant), greek yoghurt
  • Grains: whole grain fresh bread from the bakery and flax seed bread
  • Other: almond and peanut butter, tortillas, granola, low fat muffin mix, frozen berries and vegetables
Instead of heading straight for the aisles in the middle of the store, head to the outside. This is where your foods with the most nutritional value are housed. The inside is usually just all the junk (with a few exceptions). 

You don't have to stick to a diet to lose weight. Weight loss is 80% healthy eating and 20% working out. You can lose weight simply by changing your diet - believe me! A change in your diet makes you feel amazing inside and out. 


  1. Losing weight is hard for me as well. However I've lost 14lbs since March, which is good. I love me some grilled salmon, yum! I'm glad I'm no the only one who feels you don't have to diet or stop eatin to lose weight. Do you buy flax weed? I've been told to buy it, and i can use it in my Smoothies and other foods.

    1. I don't buy flax weed, however I do buy the seeds and oil. I put them in my smoothies as well and in food that I cook. It's really easy to disguise! I also love hemp hearts, hemp seeds and chia seeds!

    2. *flax seed lol, & do you have any good smoothie recipes? I've been looking for some new ones.

    3. For sure! I usually almost always start with ice and some lactose free milk. Even if you're not lactose intolerant, it's way lower in calories. Then I usually add berries of some sort and sometimes I'll mix in some spinach and try my best to disguise it. Then I usually add flax oil or hemp seeds and blend them up really nicely. Some combos I like are raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. Peaches, kiwis and apples. Pomegranate, and acai.

  2. Girl Losing weight is HARD, OMG!! i have been trying the hardest I think i only lost like 3lbs but everytime i past a fast food place then i want some fries I dont no my will power is not there... ! Thanks for the Advice I will think about changing the whole things i eat..!
    p.s I am your new follower ! yah