Posts Tagged ‘healthy eating’

Kombucha…ahhhh…Life’s Good Moments…

YES Kombucha’s are THAT GOOD! I so look forward to my daily Kombucha around 2:30 or 3:00 every afternoon or after a good run on the weekends. They do so many good things for the body, taste yummy (ok an acquired taste…but there are different flavors…) & curve your appetite so you don’t over snack and are hungry for a good evening meal.


It DOES matter what brand of Kombucha you buy. Opt for GT’s Kombucha. My favorite flavors are: Multi-Green, Cosmic Cranberry, Strawberry, Ginger-berry & Citrus. They have a natural effervescent so DO NOT open them in your car…

Here is why they are Amy Approved:
*Contain all of your B Vitamins
*Curves your appetite & sweet tooth
*Contain all whole / pure ingredients
*100% Organic & raw = unprocessed, uncooked, unpasteurized
*Contain folic acid
*Contain probiotics = improves digestion
*Contain antioxidants & organic acids
*Taste great
*LOVE the “fizzy”!
*Contain electrolytes
*pH balances your body
*Low in calories – only 60 per bottle & 2-4 grams of sugar

You will find this drink at any local health food store (not found at Trader Joe’s) for about $2.99 per bottle. They must stay refrigerated to preserve the probiotics.


Amy Approved = Creating Harmony Through Fitness & Whole Foods

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A Moment on the Lips = 1 hr on the Treadmill…

Before you chow down on your next Big Mac,

be aware that it’s going to take a lot of exercise to keep that greasy goodness from ending up on your belly, butt and thighs. How much exercise you ask?

Each Big Mac contains 540 calories.

To keep that Big Mac from ending up as back fat, you will need to:

*Walk for 90 minutes at a pace of 1 mile per 20 minutes, or

*Do 124 minutes of laundry, or

*Perform Yoga for 132 minutes, or

*Play tennis for 74 minutes, or

*Clean the house vigorously for 129 minutes, or

*Run for 60 minutes, or

*Play golf for 90 minutes – no golf cart – you have to walk, or

*Have sex for 114 minutes

And for those of you who are interested in what they are putting inside their bodies, here are the ingredients that make up a Big Mac.

Big Mac® sandwich Ingredients:
Big Mac® Sauce Vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), relish (diced pickles, glucose-fructose, vinegar, potassium sorbate, xanthan gum, natural flavour (vegetable source)), mustard (water, vinegar, mustard seed, salt, sugar, colour (caramel), spices), water, frozen yolk, vinegar, onion powder, salt, spices, xanthan gum, potassium sorbate, garlic powder, hydrolyzed plant protein (corn, soy, wheat gluten), colour (paprika), calcium disodium EDTA.
Processed Cheese Slice Cheese (milk, modified milk ingredients, bacterial culture, salt, calcium chloride, microbial enzyme, lipase), modified milk ingredients, water, sodium citrate and/or sodium phosphate, salt, potassium sorbate, citric acid, colour, soy lecithin.
Big Mac® Bun Enriched wheat flour, water, sugar and/or glucose-fructose, yeast, vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), salt, calcium sulphate, AND MAY CONTAIN ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING IN VARYING PROPORTIONS: diacetyl tartaric acid esters of mono and diglycerides, vegetable mono and diglycerides, calcium propionate, sodium stearoyl-2-lactylate, corn flour, calcium phosphate, soy flour, sunflower oil, wheat starch, ammonium phosphate, calcium peroxide, wheat gluten, ethanol, sorbitol, polysorbate 20, sodium propionate, enzymes, dextrin, corn starch, cellulose gum, ammonium sulfate, malt, calcium carbonate, sesame seeds
Pickle Slices Cucumbers, water, white vinegar, salt, calcium chloride, aluminum sulfate, spices, polysorbate 80, turmeric and sodium benzoate. May contain potassium sorbate.
Onions (dehyrdated) 100% onions.
Beef Patty 100% pure beef.
Lettuce Shredded Iceberg lettuce.
Grill Seasoning Salt, spice, sunflower oil.

Nutrition Facts
Per Sandwich (209 g)
Amount % Daily Value
Calories 540
Fat 29 g 45 %
Saturated 10 g 53 %
+ Trans 0.5 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Sodium 1020 mg 43 %
Carbohydrate 44 g 15 %
Fiber 3 g 12 %
Sugars 9 g
Protein 24 g
Vitamin A 10 % Vitamin C 4 %
Calcium 25 % Iron 35 %

So, who’s ready for a Big Mac Heart Attack?


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Tips To Kick Those Cravings

Tips to Kick the Sugar Cravings (Crazy Sexy Diet & Amy Approved Style)

1. Eat a small snack that is high in protein and some fat such as nuts, seeds and avocados

2. Sip on hot herbal tea with a bit of stevia to sweeten

3. Get a satisfying boost from homemade lemonade made w/freshly squeezed lemons, stevia and mint (or strawberries)

4. Juice up a nutrient packed green drink or smoothies with some good fat in it such as coconut or avocado

5. Enjoy a rice cake with almond butter or a baked sweet potato

6. Enjoy 1 small piece (about 1 square inch) of dark chocolate that has 75% cacao or more. Dark chocolate and carob are both great. Savor slowly

7. Sip some almond or coconut milk w/ stevia and cocoa

8. Snack on a cup full of low glycemic fruit, apples, blackberries and pears

9. Floss, brush and gargle with natural minty mouthwash. It sends the signal that the office of eating is temporarily closed for business.

10. Change your environment until the crisis passes. Go for a walk, garden, call a friend, take a bubble bath, fire up your intimacy!

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