During my time of seeking better health, I learned somethings along the way. I realized this is a 3 part plan, nutrition & vitamin supplement, exercise and for some supplement and
accelerators. I started my journey with this saying, "insanity is doing the same thing, yet expecting different results." (unknown) If I wanted to get some different results I had to be willing to do things differently. I knew I needed to change my eating. I needed to shift to foods that were richer in vital nutrients, more fiber, less sugar and useless calories. I learned that foods that are considered low-glycemic are foods that don't cause my blood sugar levels to spike. When you eat low-glycemic foods your body is able to stay in the zone that burns these calories better. Foods like hot dogs, and other junk foods cause your blood sugar level to spike. If you eat fresh fruits and vegetables, brown rices and wheat pasta your blood sugar levels stay in the normal range and helps your body to burn calories better.
Nutrition: As I mentioned in an earlier post detoxing is important. I now live what I call a detox lifestyle, which means I make sure I am eating more raw fruits and vegetables with each meal. I also make sure I eat foods that are full of colors. For example, white foods strengthen the immune systems (like garlic). Green foods help to purify (broccoli and grapes). Red foods improve heath and blood health (tomatoes and pomegranates). Yellow foods help to fortify skin elasticity (lemons and yellow peppers). Purple foods help increase longevity (blue berries and egg plants).
Along with eating better, adding vitamin supplements can result in additional benefits to your pursuit of a healthy life. I have tried many vitamin supplements and some I have found better than others. Some of the store brand ones have caused me upset stomach so I couldn't use them for very long. I like the Market America brand Isotonix because they are powder form and they dissolve quickly in water. Vitamins that are administered in powder form get into your system faster and you receive more of the vitamin, less is lost in the digestive process. I purchased the vitamins separately, however it is much more economical and convenient to purchase them in the packet (pictured above).
I also utilize Omega III for these benefits:
- Helps maintain normal cholesterol levels
- Helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels
- Helps maintain normal blood flow
- Helps maintain normal triglyceride levels in the blood
- Promotes overall cardiovascular health
- Helps maintain healthy levels of C-reactive protein
- Promotes a healthy complexion
- Helps enhance mood
- Promotes healthy lubrication of the eye
- Promotes normal tear production and volume
- Helps promote healthy blood flow to the eye
- May help to retain low-light visual acuity
- Supports joint health
- Supports relief from temporary inflammation associated with the normal aging process and daily activity.
If you are interested in ordering any of the vitamins, accelerators or learning how the TLS slim system works, you can go to my Shop.com page. Earn money while shopping for your regular things you purchase online and also learn more about the products. If you have any questions, you can e-mail me there as well. I also found an article about the vitamins you need to body build, it might be interesting to you. Until next time, WIN with Health.
organic ketchup and/or barbecue sauce
cheese (assorted based on your choice)
Preparation: To create my sauce I used fresh tomatoes (depending on the amount of sauce you want will determine how many tomatoes you use. You can also add tomato sauce, puree or paste to supplement, or you can purchase jar sauces. I can't use them because they have dehydrated onions and I am allergic to onions). Cut your tomatoes into quarters. Add fresh garlic, salt & pepper and coat with olive oil. Put the tomatoes under the broiler and cook until slightly blackened. While your tomatoes are under the broiler, puree your butternut squash and set aside. Once your tomatoes are finished add your tomatoes along with the roasted garlic cloves and the oil from the tomatoes to your blender to puree. Add seasons, ketchup and/or barbecue sauce and blend until you have reached the taste you want. I would add small amounts of ketchup, barbecue sauce or tomato paste/sauce at at time. You can always add more as you need it.
Once your sauce is complete put it to the side. Take your vegetables, mushrooms, spinach, shredded carrots, peppers and celery and prepare them to be sauteed. Saute them slightly with some olive oil and season with vegetable seasoning or salt and pepper. Once they are complete, place them in a bowl and add the pureed butternut squash. Then add your pasta sauce to the vegetable mix. Taste and make sure it is the flavor you want. Begin preparing your lasagna. I use the no boil pasta to save time. If you use the noodles that need boiling, boil your pasta while your tomatoes are under the broiler. I begin by placing a small layer of sauce, then adding some cheese, on top of that a layer of noodles. Repeat these steps until you have completed the process. I like to use different types of cheeses because it gives your lasagna a richer taste. If you are using the no boil lasagna follow the direction on the pasta box. If so, you will need to make the sauce the last layer before you bake because the dish will need to back for about 45 minutes at 350 degrees. Once it is finished add a final layer of cheese and back into the oven until the cheese is completely melted. Once completed, serve with a salad. Enjoy! (view the video to see the pictures of the process).