Wednesday, June 2, 2010
In an effort to reduce my gut, I've been following the not a diet diet teachings of "Eat This, Not That". And the little substitutions have been helping but I still have this lingering spare tire.
Enter "Drink This, Not That". I've been doing my damnedest to drink at least 64 oz of water or fresh iced tea daily. I learned this lesson the hard way when I nearly passed out at boot camp. FYI, do not eat pasta w/ bechamel sauce on a hot day and then try to do squat thrusts. I nearly booted.
Here's my latest and most awesome purchase! An iced tea maker. It works on the same basic principles as a coffee maker, tea goes into a filter (you can use loose or bags), add water & press a button. The only difference is you have to add ice.
I like to add fresh mint to my iced tea to give a hint of sweetness, I never use sugar or sugar substitute.
Another yummy low cal treat I've been drinking down is choco-mint shakes. Sweet and filling!
2 C Breyer's Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (contains no yucky additives!)
1 C milk, I use skim and it's still tasty
2 chocolate mint cookies, or 4 100 calorie Grasshopper cookies (they're half the size of a Thin Mint)
Blend until smooth.
And most critical of all, I will no longer purchase Coke Zero. After reading "DTNT", I found out how harmful the sugar substitute used in diet colas can be. I'm not saying I won't ever drink soda again but I definitely am not going to bring 8 packs into my house any longer.
And I can enjoy fresh iced tea all year long.