My exercise routine has taken a different turn. My husband has decided to join me. While spending time together is nice, he has a longer stride than I and I feel I am slowing him down. Plus he use to be in the army. Hut two, three, four, double time march. While we both need to lose some weight and get our health back on track, I just did not want to sign up for boot camp. I might have to go AWOL. All kidding aside, I love that we have a goal together. My only problem is his diet. He is a snacker, all day and all night. I am concern about his health. While he is trying, I want him to change the way he eats and what he eats. So I have been buying most of the things I want him to eat and drink. Here are some things we have started with.
The two I like the most are Chamomile and Green tea. The Peppermint tea is a little tough to take. I have plans for the peppermint tea(will let you know). My last addition is the purchase of flax-seed powder.
Flaxseeds (also called linseeds) are a rich source of micronutrients, dietary fiber, manganese, vitamin B1, and the essential fatty acid alpha-linolenic acid, also known as ALA or omega-3.
The other benefits are
1.Protecting against cancer
2. Lowering cholesterol
3. Preventing hot flashes
4. Improving blood sugar
Here are the side effects the wonderful flax-seed. which is gas, stomach pains, nausea, constipation, diarrhea and bloating. I feel safe that I have not experienced any of those symptoms, but I do not use it every day. I add to my oatmeal, pancakes, smoothies, muffins and cakes. My husband use it to make some cornbread. Oh my god, it was delicious.
With all things taken internally, consult your doctor and don’t over use and research, research and research. I will usually take about a couple of weeks to gather information when trying something new that I eat, drink or apply to my skin. I hope everybody else will do the same. Here is a recipe of one of my favorite smoothies.
1. Packet of sugar-free hot chocolate
2. I cup of low-fat vanilla yogurt
3. Coffee ice cubes(leftover coffee frozen in ice-cube trays
4. One banana
5. Two tablespoons of honey
6. Dash of cinnamon