Hello everyone! Happy hump day and is it just me or is this week whizzing on by super fast? I felt like last week was dragging and I was super tired, probably because of my silly cold. But this week I’m feeling much like myself again, my cold is pretty much gone, and we’re having some serious summer weather here. It’s been a real good week so far and that makes me one very happy
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My homepage on my internet is Yahoo and in the mornings I always like to catch up on the various articles on their news feed that stems from worldwide breaking news, to entertainment, to health information…(click on the box if you can’t see what it looks like)
So anyway, this morning I came across an article that talked about the best and worst sweeteners, and my choice of sweetener was one of the worst sweeteners listed, eek! As some of you may or may not know, I am a Splenda addict and I put quite a bit of it in my coffee, Greek yogurt, and smoothies. I know here in the “healthy living blog world” it’s taboo to use artificial sweeteners so I haven’t talked much about my over consumption of this evil sugar, but I’m coming clean here to let you all know that this is by far one of my worst “food-wise” habits.
I’ve read that some of these are safe during pregnancy, but I think I use a lil too much and I’d really like to lessen my consumption and try using alternative sweeteners. However I have tried using Stevia, and it actually tastes more artificial and gross to me…I know Shanna agrees with me on this one 😉
**Click here for the article to see if your sweetener makes it on the best or worst list.
Questions: So what about you all? What type of sweetener do you use? Does it fall on the best or worst list?
Do you have any tips for me on how to clean up this bad habit of mine?!
And with the summer weather and all, I felt like another summer dress was in order…
Lunches and Dinners have been the usual around here along with my smoothie for this mornings breakfast, but this one was a tad different. When I asked in this post for you all to give me suggestions on how to add protein to my smoothies, besides my usual protein powder, a lot of you mentioned peanut butter and that’s exactly what I did today. And let me tell you, I’m definitely making this a staple, it was peanut buttery goodness and thank you all for recommending this!
See those peanut butter flakes?! Yum!
With the addition of whole milk this baby tasted like a bowl of healthified peanut butter ice cream…actually now that I think about it, it better since this sucker had a whopping 16 grams of heart healthy fats! Whoo wee! This will be sure to keep me nice and full until lunchtime 🙂
Hope you all have a wonderful day and I’ll see you all back here tomorrow! 🙂