Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tips for Healthy Elimination~

My Husband has been taking green smoothies to work for over a year now so most of the guys he works with know that he has a healthy perspective on healthy eating. Many of them ask him questions. One of the guys ask him how to make one of these green concoctions because he is having issues going to the bathroom or should I say not going to the bathroom. So I made a list of things along with the Green Smoothie recipe. I thought it might be of benefit to some of you reading this blog and a good reminder to myself of what I should be practicing for regularity and for good health. These are the things that work for me~

First of all, drink 1 quart of water upon rising.(preferrably room temp. you may add some lemon to it)

Eliminate caffeinated beverages (this is still on my list~that one beverage I have in the a.m.~it is definately an emotional issue for me.)
Caffeine dehydrates the body...somewhere I read that for every 8oz. you should drink 16oz. to rehydrate

Drink 1 to 2 quarts of green smoothies a day preferrably in the early part of the day on an empty stomach (you can make one of these blended green soups)

Try to eat 5 to 9 fresh raw fruits and veggies per day~make sure you are getting a lot of water dense varieties~ you can get many of these in your smoothies and blended soups

Get at least 30 mins of exercise a day (preferrably more)
walking is a good start

Reduce stress

Go to bed and get up at the same time each day with adequate sleep

Today's menu for me~

1 qt. of Green Juice

Salad~large bowl of romaine, green pepper, onion, 3/4c. pico de gallo/guacamole

Peanut Butter Smoothie

1 c. blended soup from yesterday with diced cucumber and beet salad mixed in; sprinkled with dulse
raw crackers with Macho Nacho Cheese

Remember to be Kind to others, we are all struggling with something...

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