Lately I’ve been crazzzzzy over lentils!
Doctor Oz. says that lentils are one of the top three foods that make you, uh, well, go to the bathroom. You know, you know…help you to flush your system out ; ).
Anyway, these ugly, little beans are full of sexy benefits. To name a few:
+ Protect your boobies (!!!): lentils contain more important B vits than any other plant food. Vitamin B6 helps reduce women’s risk of developing breast cancer!
+ Fiber: this makes the digestive system “clean out.” Fun shit. Literally.
+ Impressive amounts of iron & protein: the beans are filled with iron & protein.
+ Anti-aging: superfoods like lentils provide anti-aging benefits.
+ A natural weight-loss food: they reduce the appetite because they’re filled with fiber. Buh-bye temptation!
See?! They’re amazing!
Add them to: salads, sweet potato soup, curry, stew, pasta, eat them plain, &/or try this carrot/onion/celery soup I made on Monday night ( note: naturally I added lemon to the recipe ).
So puh-lease! Next time you’re in the bean section, don’t ignore the poor lentils!
[ Some of my staples: lentils, hummus, cottage cheese, Suja, berries, eggs, & light cheese ]
Friends don’t let friends eat like shit!
Thank God my family & friends are health conscious. Having healthy people around makes it so much easier to fuel my bod with the proper nutrients. My GF’s & I are always sharing health tips, tricks, & exchanging new/healthy product discoveries.
Lately I’ve received a lot of e-mails that go something like this:
“Hey Lauryn, I’m really into taking care of myself & eating healthy. My roommates make snide remarks because while they’re eating cookies & chips, I try & pick better options. Sometimes it’s to the point where I give in to eating the shitty foods so they lay off me. Any tips?”
Here’s my tip. Find new friends.
Kidding [ sort of. ].
No really, here’s my tip: tell your friends not worry about what you’re eating- because when Summer 2013 rolls around you’ll be feeling confident & bikini ready. I mean, they should really worry about something else.
I’m all about balance, so having people around me who are balanced works best for me. If your friends can’t accept that you don’t want eat sugary, processed crap, then that’s their own f’ing problem. Like, sorry I’m not sorry that I eat fresh foods.
“Good food is wise medicine.”
Say this: DBJ of discipline!!! ; )))