Wellness Tip of the Day

Wellness Tip of the Day: You are the only one responsible for the things you eat and put in your body. Are you eating what feels good, or what creates guilt?

4 thoughts on “Wellness Tip of the Day

  1. This time of year the Fed/ex guy’s wife bakes cookies for all the deliveries in our building! How do you say no to that! It’s the “association” thing. I associate cookies with being rewarded, with having a treat, with that momentary rush that happens with warm chocolate chip. . .I’m not helping am I? The thing about all this sugar during the holidays is that it sets the stage for colds and flu in January. Refined sugar weakens the immune system, not to mention what it can do to your thighs. And sugar is like a drug, no two ways about it. The more you have, the more you want. So for me, I enjoyed three of the cookies from the Fed/ex guy and gave the rest away. As for that Christmas Day treat, in spite of cold days here in Colorado, I make coconut pops with “lite” coconut milk, a small amount of real maple syrup, vanilla and a little cinnamon. They come out to about 55 calories a piece and because of that little bit of fat content, it fills me in a way that I don’t want a second one. Plus you can savor a pop and cookies go fast! Your inner toddler might like that. We shouldn’t have to completely deprive ourselves, right? And I do use the immune system thing as a reminder. You watch, half the neighborhood gets sick after the holidays.

    • You are absolutely right about the immune system! And sugar is an addiction. The more you eat, the more you want. And yes, total deprivation tends to send us off the skids later, so allowing yourself one free-meal or -day a week is a good solution for many. (Just means you have to tell you Inner Toddler they have to wait!) Good for you for eating three cookies and giving the rest away! Love the Coconut Pops idea and would love the recipe, if you feel like sharing. Thanks so much for commenting!

      • Coconut Pops:
        1 can of Thai Kitchen Lite coconut juice (13.5 oz)
        2 Tablespoons of pure maple syrup
        1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon
        1/4 teaspoon of vanilla

        Put everything into a blender and blend. This allows the cinnamon to be evenly dispersed. Pour into Popcicle molds and freeze. Makes four pops. You can make the pops a little sweeter by adding another tablespoon of maple syrup, but a little sweetness can go a long way. Hope you have really sweet holidays. Your friend and fan,

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