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First of all……Happy 2013 everyone! Can you believe it! I hope everyone greeted the New Year with good health, happiness and hope, for an always better tomorrow!

My first blog of the year will address a very important issue! Getting back on track of all the healthy choices we made BEFORE we entered the holiday season! Hopefully depending on when “the choices were made”, it won’t be too difficult to pick up where we left off.

I myself, was concerned as to how I was going to get back, “to a place I thought I would never get back to”, again! A place where my tummy was happy, I was sleeping better, wasn’t puffy, wasn’t phlegmy, sorry about that, but it’s true! AND I had finally lost that dreaded last 5 lbs which is almost impossible to lose! I had started to see my waist again! That very elusive part of the human body! How much damage did I really do by getting sucked back into eating things I’d given up, things I KNOW are not good for me?

Why do we do it, why do we continue to think that, maybe, just maybe it’s not real. Maybe we’re just imagining it! We CAN eat everything, everyone else does! WRONG! Lol, you know it, I know it. It’s just a matter of how long will it take us to realize it and make it stick!

I am about to share with you a very important word! A word which I was very well aware of, but didn’t quite comprehend the real meaning. A word, which the real meaning can only be learned through experience. The word is MODERATION! Lets not kid ourselves, in a world of fake and bad food, it is increasingly difficult, not only stick to a healthy lifestyle, but to choose what is real and what is fake! Marketing, has become a game! A game which, not only wants to sell you, but to trick you!

That’s where moderation comes in. Moderation doesn’t mean on a daily basis. If you look it up, it says, “observing reasonable limits”. This can only be learned with your own experience. Learn to read the signs that your body gives you. Pay attention and learn! If you feel gross after you eat something……unless you’re one of these people who say, “but I like it”………well then don’t complain!

I started my New Year, exercising, drinking plenty of green drinks and eating clean and healthy, in a warm and sunny place! Now that the holidays are gone, and I’ve thrown out all but the dark chocolate, hehe, my weakness! I figure I have until the next holiday in the spring, to hone a new routine which I can stick to!

Good luck my friends and remember, no one is going to do it for you!

Until next time, Happy start to the year!

About Angie's Food Adventures

I thought I could cook in my early twenties, then I found out that Mac and Cheese and Ham Steaks wasn't really cooking. Then I met some vegetarians and tried that for a while. Learned a lot. In my thirties I started craving my Italian roots so I started really paying attention to family recipes. By the time I was 40 I had gained about 20 lbs and had my first gallbladder attack. Note to self: simple carbs are not for me! That's when my journey into healthy eating began. Since then, I've read and researched and read....I've tried a lot of diets and lifestyles and I can honestly say, I've finally established my own way of cooking and preparing food that agrees with me, still keeping to my roots and beyond!

6 responses »

  1. Happy New Year Angie! Thank you for these words of advice…I only respect them because I totally admire you and your zeal (is that a word? If not, it should be) for life. Love your new recipes and look forward to trying them out. Thanks for the vegetarian input.
    Love you my friend!
    Marlene xo

  2. Hi Angie! You have inspired me! I am in the airport on my way home from that warm and sunny place…the past week has been filled with tons of fun, food (including several desserts), and wine…need to get back on track…will try some of your recipes! Take care 🙂 happy new year!

    • Hey Ash!!! Happy New Year! Glad to hear you had a great time, as I’m sure everyone did! I’m also glad I inspired you! Hehe! We all need a little inspiration, especially this time of year! Good luck and all the best! 🙂

  3. Yes, I agree with Ashley and also all things in moderation (except smoking of course 🙂
    All the best for you and Marcel in 2013.
    Love you


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