It is the small simple things of life that bring us peace.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Direct Effect

Years ago there was a commercial, I don't remember what it was for, but it showed people going through their day with a big ole frosted donut stuck to either hip.  We had some good laughs about it at work as we were frequently digging into a box of early morning donuts.  I made the comment that we better take two, one for each hip so we would stay balanced!   It was funny, but that thought of "wearing my donuts" has always stayed with me. 

I was recently reminded of this in another way.  A week or two ago I didn't go to the grocery store over the weekend.  I had food, enough to get through the week, and there was no need to go, or so I thought.  The problem was I didn't have the right kind of food.  I didn't have any fruit for one thing, and the food I did have was an odd assortment that included frozen dinners and convenience foods.  On Wednesday of that week, in the interest of time, I pulled into the golden arches and picked up a combo.  After I ate it I wasn't hungry any more, but I realized that I wasn't satisfied.  Then I realized why I had been feeling like I was stuck in neutral all week...I wasn't eating right.  It was so simple, but I had ignored what my body was trying to tell me.  "I need some fruit, please.  I need a balanced meal, please."  What you eat directly influences how you feel!

I resolved to do better.  True, I don't come home hand cook during the week.  But I've found I can still eat good, healthy, satisfying meals with just a little effort.  One of my favorites is couscous salad.  You can make it with just about anything and it turns out good.  It is a simple, easy to prepare meal that is very healthy.

This makes a great snack, too!

Another simple meal is to just slice an avocado, sprinkle with a little salt, and splash with lime juice.   If I have a tomato I will chop that to go with the avocado.  I ate the one in the picture with a few multi-grain pita chips.
Avocados are very healthy and delicious!
So, no more excuses this weekend.  I have to make a "banana run" to the store!

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean. I was so hungry for fruit, and salad greens. I have a big bag of cherries that have been so wonderful, and tomorrow, am having spring greens with fresh slices of pear!