What I Do to Stay Healthy…

Hey guys!

Today I thought I would share with you some things I do to stay healthy. It took me awhile to get into a routine and now with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up I try to stick to this as much as possible.

Drink green tea on a regular basisand by regular basis I mean 5-7 cups daily.  I also like to add cinnamon and lemon juice for extra flavor. This is my secret weapon for losing weight.

White tea lemonade

White Tea Lemonade is one of my favorite iced teas to drink. Its super easy and tasty. All you need is 1 white tea bag steeped for 7-10 mins and lemonade.

Drink plenty of waterThat’s probably a no brainer right. Believe it or not a lot of people think they drink “enough” water when they’re really not. I “try” to drink at least 2 gallons of water a day along with my green tea.

Vitamins – I take multivitamins like One a Day Women or the Be Wholesome vitamins, both are great for hair, skin, and nails as well as overall health. You can find the Be Wholesome vitamins at GNC.

Eat plenty of vegetables- I love vegetables especially corn and tomatoes. (I literally put tomatoes on EVERYTHING!) On toast, mixed with rice, the list goes on and one. I met a Chinese woman at a hair store that told me tomatoes were good for preventing cancer. Not sure how true it is, but I’ve been eating tomatoes like crazy ever since then.

SmoothiesI drink smoothies in between meals instead of snacking because I tend to over snack. You know those Special K yogurt covered granola bars? Well I could eat about 3 of those and not feel guilty. So to prevent all that I just head to the fridge and grab all the oats and fruit my heart desires and throw it in the blender. If I have extra I put the rest in mason jars.

SmoothieCoconut water, Kale, Blueberry protein powder, Peach yogurt, Whole Oats, Flaxseeds, Blueberries, Bananas, Peaches, and Strawberries.

Large Breakfast or LunchI like to eat a heavy breakfast or lunch, If I eat a big breakfast I’ll have a smoothie for lunch. If I have a big lunch, I’ll drink a smoothie or make a fruit bowl for dinner. I try to stay away from eating a big dinner. Examples of what I would eat for breakfast and lunch are below.

         Breakfast Breakfast*Scrambled eggs, sautéed mushrooms, onions, ham, tomatoes, spinach and jalapeños.

                                                                   LunchSalad*Spinach, Iceberg lettuce, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Onion, Bell pepper, Croutons, and breaded Fish. Low fat Thousand Island dressing

No eating after 9:00  This one’s tough because I am a college student and I do stay up late almost every night. I’m always tempted to go in the refrigerator and grab something usually ice cream hehe. What I do to prevent myself from eating so late is to drink a few cups of green tea, and I also keep 2 or 3 bottles of water by the bed.

Have my cake and eat it too – I believe the best way to stay healthy and sane is to eat cake. Yes you read that correctly. I love cake and ice cream and brownies, so I eat it. Not everyday, but once.. okay maybe twice a week.

Walk 30 minutes 2 to 3 times a weekThat’s probably not a lot in some people opinions, but it works for me. I usually lose more weight by eating healthy than by exercising. Honestly I hate exercising, I really do. I’m motivated for about 2 weeks then after that I’m just like “This bed sure does feel comfy!” As a matter of fact I’m still paying for a gym membership and I haven’t been to the gym since April! Walking just seems like that best and easiest way for me to get any sort of exercising done.

Keep a positive attitude This is the most important one! When people think about health they think about diet and exercising, but keeping a positive attitude is great for overall health.

What do you do to stay healthy?

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Hope you enjoyed and I’ll see you soon!

 xoxo
TheBBC

11 Comments

  • Reply Antonio V. September 23, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Great post. Thanks!

  • Reply Yakaira September 23, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Lately I´ve been loving the Honey Vanilla Chamomile Herbal Tea.. Great tips! 🙂

    • Reply The Broke Black Chick September 23, 2014 at 8:39 pm

      That sound really good. I’ve tried Chamomile tea, but not the honey vanilla kind. I will definitely try that soon. Thanks!

  • Reply whatdannadoes September 23, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I’ve found that drinking apple cider vinegar 3x a day gives me an energy boost and really makes a difference in keeping me full longer. It sounds awful but it isn’t that bad 🙂 My instagram is @danna_heydorn 🙂

    • Reply The Broke Black Chick September 23, 2014 at 8:37 pm

      My mom loves that stuff. I can’t even get past the smell. I’ll have to just get over it and start drinking it. Do you dilute it or do you just pour a little bit in a cup and drink it by itself?

      • Reply whatdannadoes September 23, 2014 at 8:42 pm

        Oh god, I started out like, I’m just gonna shoot it! and by the second time it started burning my throat, so I dilute it enough that it’s more than a shot but not so much that it has to be sipped on and drink it as quickly as possible.

        • Reply The Broke Black Chick September 23, 2014 at 8:58 pm

          Oh gosh! I hope it doesn’t burn my throat.. I would have to drink it quick or else I’d probably gag lol

  • Reply eatrunsnoozerepeat September 23, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Great article! I do the same, green tea and matcha green tea all day makes the BIGGEST difference. When i have water I usually squirt some lemon juice into it as well to keep the metabolism revved!

    • Reply The Broke Black Chick September 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      I’ve never tried matcha tea, but I’ve heard great things about it! Some times I think I overdose on tea. I think I have an addiction to it lol. Lemon juice definitely does the trick. Sometimes I drink a glass of lemon water as soon as you wake up and my metabolism stays high all day.

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