How to own this lifestyle, Need to know, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Fell off the wagon? Binge Eating? Cravings?

https://youtu.be/NaMbM-72IeA Watch This Motivating Interview! In 2012, when I began my healthy eating commitment, I had cravings and difficult battles with temptation. It gets better! Eventually these foods look too salty, sweet, greasy to your highly developed, healthy eating pallet. Meanwhile, what to do? Purge your kitchen. “If it is in your house, it is in your mouth.“ When you… Continue reading Fell off the wagon? Binge Eating? Cravings?

Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Blackberries, Blueberries & Raspberries – Keep Them Fresher, Longer

Will mold quickly especially when moist. Remove any soft berries at the store. Store in the original plastic container. Do not rinse or wash them until you are ready to use them. Frozen berries are frozen shortly after being freshly picked and are a great way to have perfect berries on hand. Should you buy… Continue reading Blackberries, Blueberries & Raspberries – Keep Them Fresher, Longer

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Newbies – Not Feeling So Well

If you are new to this lifestyle, you may be experiencing things like headaches, upset stomachs, loss of appetite, weakness etc. These symptoms are probably detoxification and / or your body (microbiome) getting used to the added fiber. Another explanation is that you are not getting enough calories. If this persists, keep a food diary in… Continue reading Newbies – Not Feeling So Well

Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash, Carrots, Cucumber, Need to know, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Keep Fresh Produce From Spoiling

Once you have unpacked your produce and it is dry and separated, follow this guide below: Vegetables: Greens:   Lettuce and Greens should be wrapped in paper towels and place in one of the eco green bags or a zip lock bag.  Remove as much air as possible and place the wrapped greens in your vegetable drawer. Another… Continue reading Keep Fresh Produce From Spoiling

Be Green With Amy, Fitness and Exercise, How to own this lifestyle, Need to know, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Stalled Weight Loss? Not Losing Enough? Plateau?

  Whether your scale just moved up a few pounds, not down enough or you are complaining about a weight loss plateau, consider this: When you step on the scale, are you sure you are not wearing shoes or a heavy coat? The answer seems obvious. Of course, if you are hoping to see weight loss,… Continue reading Stalled Weight Loss? Not Losing Enough? Plateau?

Fitness and Exercise, How to own this lifestyle, Motivaton, Need to know, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Exer…sighs

Plant Based Lifestyle Success! The "E" word just hangs in the air... If you haven't gotten to the lucky place where you are addicted to it, exercise can be something you dread. Limitations: Whether physical  or mental, limitations can feed the excuse monster. If you are physically unable to stand, you can do something in a chair.… Continue reading Exer…sighs

How to own this lifestyle, Need to know, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Who is Your Best Friend?

Amy's Seed Sprout Suprise Most people would answer with a name of a relative or friend. Many of us are fortunate to have at least one person around us who cares about us and for whom we can depend upon for support. My definition of a best friend is one who is there for you whenever… Continue reading Who is Your Best Friend?

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Do Some Thing Each Day

               Do Some Thing Each Day When my daughter created this space for me to blog, I was full of uncertainty. I knew there was so much I wanted to say but I was unsure of how to make it interesting to readers. We spoke this morning about my… Continue reading Do Some Thing Each Day

How to own this lifestyle, Need to know, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Tip: Easily cut about 400 calories per day

Don't eat food cooked with oil. All oil, even olive oil and coconut oil are about 150 calories per tablespoon. Eat food sautéed in oil and you could be consuming 400 extra, tasteless calories. Learn how to easily cook vegetables without oil. Instead of oil, sauté in vegetable broth, citrus juice or water. You won't… Continue reading Tip: Easily cut about 400 calories per day

Avocado, Garden, Need to know, Tips, Tricks and Hacks

How To Keep Fresh: Avocados

Ripen on the counter (or in a paper bag* if you want to speed up the process). Be sure to check avocados often, as they can go from unripe, to perfectly ripe, to soft and moldy before you know it. As soon as they yield to gentle pressure, you can move them into the refrigerator,… Continue reading How To Keep Fresh: Avocados