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The Power of Veggies

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I went to bed last night and I was hungry. That hasn't happened in over 2 weeks, since I started back on Spark. I even got back out of bed for a cup of herbal tea to quell the hunger pangs. Yet, I was just under my top calorie count for the day. What was different? No big salad for lunch or dinner. I had some veggies, but not a big plateful of salad greens with cucumber, carrots, celery, tomato, chick peas, and a lean protein, (and a little fat - olive oil, avocado, feta or blue cheese sprinkles.)

Many other days, I barely ate my minimum calories for the day and never felt deprived or hungry, and looking back over my food log I see it was those big salads that made the difference. emoticon You sure can eat a lot of food for not many calories with veggies. And I think I feel better eating those big salads and I probably do from all those nutrients and fiber. We are in the heart of winter now, and I crave sunshine. I like to imagine all the veggies are full of the warmth and energy of the sunshine that I miss.

So when staying on track is difficult, "something" isn't working, or you cave to hunger or temptation, going back over your nutrition tracker can perhaps help find a way to turn things around.

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  • GINGERMONKEY21
    emoticon I have learned to love my veggies...always look forward to the seasons so I can try some new ones & new recipes. emoticon
    2100 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome back to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. Yes veggies are our friends. You can fill up on them and get the vitamins and nutrients without the calories. Keep up the good workl You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome back and get active on this site. emoticon
    2144 days ago
  • DWROBERGE
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    2145 days ago
  • SOMEPLACE2BE
    It happens to the best of us just keep eating those veggies and listen to your body. If you're craving 9 times out of 10 it contains something your body needs. Keep up the awesome work!
    2145 days ago
  • AKKRISTEN
    So true! Love the veggies.
    2145 days ago
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