Food view

How are you viewing your food as the enemy, friends or … because we are often receive message – our body, our looking from someone else and most the time that person had a same problem or biggest and gave to you own frustration.

Food view

Food view

Food is food, should not come with regrets – Food is any substance consumed to provide nutritional support for the body. It is usually of plant or animal origin, and contains essential nutrients, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, or minerals. The substance is ingested by an organism and assimilated by the organism’s cells in an effort to produce energy, maintain life, or stimulate growth. Wikipedia Try to be realistic about your body, find your way for healthy living. Healthy eating has long been an important concern to individuals and cultures. Eating when your feel hungry, realized your emotional which and why control you eating habits. 

Perfect timing?

Now is the perfect time

Think before are you eating:  Why are you eating? Are you hungry, emotional feeling, depressed mood or boredom What are you eating? Balanced, healthy food or something different. Are you over-eating or under eating-drinking. When are you eating? Are you sure after late evening dinner 2 hours later need 2 slice of toast or ice lolly? I am not joking 😦

Are you drinking enough water, when you feel you are hungry, try drink a glass of water, our body couldn’t take difference between hungry or thirsty feeling. If you drink a glass of water and 20-25 minutes later you are feel still hungry, you are hungry. Use food diary, write down what are you eat, when and why? That’s helping you.

Snacks

Snack is a portion of food often smaller than a regular meal, generally eaten between meals. Snacks come in a variety of forms including packaged and processed foods and items made from fresh ingredients at home.

snacks

snacks

Traditionally, snacks were prepared from ingredients commonly available in the home. Often leftovers, cold cuts sandwiches, nuts, fruit, and the like were used as snacks. Beverages, such as coffee, are not generally considered snacks though they may be consumed along with snack foods. A beverage may be considered a snack if it possesses a substantive food item (e.g., strawberries, bananas, kiwis) that has been blended to create a smoothie.

Plain snacks like plain cereals, pasta and vegetables are also mildly popular, and the word snack has often been used to refer to a larger meal involving cooked or leftover items. Six-meal eating is a form of eating that interjects healthy snacks in between small meals, to stave off hunger and promote weight loss.

With the spread of convenience stores, packaged snack foods are now a significant business. Snack foods are typically designed to be portable, quick and satisfying. Processed snack foods are designed to be less perishable, more durable, and more portable than prepared foods. They often contain substantial amounts of sweeteners, preservatives, and appealing ingredients such as chocolate, peanuts, and specially-designed flavours. A snack eaten shortly before going to bed or during the night may be called a midnight snack.

Meals

A meal is an eating occasion that takes place at a specific time and includes specific, prepared food. Meals occur primarily at homes, restaurants, and cafeterias, but may occur anywhere. Regular meals occur on a daily basis, typically several times a day. Special meals are usually held in conjunction with such occasions as birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and holidays. A meal is different from a snack in that meals are larger, more varied, and more filling than snacks.

Meals

Meals

Breakfast is usually eaten within an hour or two after a person wakes in the morning.

Lunch or dinner is eaten around mid-day, usually between 11 am and 2 pm. In some areas, the name will change between these two depending on the content of the meal.

Dinner or tea is a meal eaten in the evening. In some areas, the name will change between these two depending on the content of the meal.

Supper is often a meal eaten later in the evening, prior to retiring for bed.

The type of meal served or eaten at any given time varies by custom and location. Further, the names of meals are often interchangeable by custom as well, such as some will serve dinner as the main meal at midday, with supper as the late afternoon/early evening meal and others may call their midday meal lunch and their early evening meal supper. These can vary from region to region or even family to family.

Meal Plans

Five smaller meals can be better than three larger ones. Eating small healthy meals more often can help you eat sensibly throughout the day. I eat 3 meals, 2-3 snacks a day and I drink 6-8 glass of water a day.

Food pyramid

Food pyramid

Breakfast You need a good source of complex carbohydrates and sufficient protein, vitamins and minerals to get your day off to the best start. My breakfast is a Healthy Breakfast is high in protein to help build lean muscle mass, and calorie-controlled at 220 kcal. A nutritious and convenient choice for busy mornings.

Snack Healthy, portion controlled snacks play a valuable role in your daily diet and help you stop reaching for those unhealthy ‘treats’ that can pile on the pounds. I like Protein Bar this is high protein snack.

Lunch Take a Formula 1 Shake or Healthy Meal Bar if you’re controlling your weight. It’s calorie-controlled and high in protein which builds lean muscle mass. Plus it helps to balance your energy levels which can avoid unhealthy snacking during the day. Or if you’re looking to maintain your weight, enjoy a balanced and varied lunch.

Snack Enjoy one healthy snack during the day. Have a piece of fresh fruit, or for a delicious high protein snack, try a Healthy Snacks or Gourmet Tomato Soup.

Dinner Enjoy a balanced and varied dinner, including a mix of lean protein, complex carbohydrates and a variety of vegetables.

Eating plan

Yes - Maybe - No

Yes – Maybe – No

 We are have to eat for life, our life is busy sometime we are just forgot eating, when we are not eating right, that’s can make a problem with weight. Healthy eating plan have 3 meals and 2-3 snack per day. Weight management isn’t just about losing, gaining or maintaining weight. It is also about improving your self-esteem, being who you want to be, in control of your life. Weight Control is achieved with a calorie-controlled eating plan, which includes, amongst other things, a balanced diet, regular exercise, an adequate daily fluid intake, nutritional supplementation where required and appropriate rest. Important you need to know what are you eat, when are you eat and why are you eat?

Eating habits

 We are have to eat and drink water everyday. 4-5 times small portions a day including snacks. 6-8 glass of water each day to keep your body hydrated. Include of fresh vegetables and fruits each day. Portion control. After your evening meal later don’t eat any more. Don’t rush when you eat.

magic wandFind your best way for healthy eating habits, please answer the question below for yourself and fit in your life.

What is it your eating habit? When are you eat? What are you eat? How big your portion? Why are you eat?

Just do it anyway :)

Sometimes I don’t know where, when, how can I do? That’s feeling I’m on autopilot, but still have to do it lots of things, example: have to eat, drink, need moving, get up every morning and carry on doing my life, this is good thing because I have a daily routine – another thing this is keep me on the right direction or not? Bad thing is, than I’m not thinking what I am doing and I forgot myself. When I start shaking I remember probably need some drink or food, now I start planning my day with me, yes with me!

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This is basic, I have to look after myself, if my feel happy everyone happy round me, I don’t like it when I’m not happy and trust me nobody like it too.

Chocolate

This week is National Chocolate Week in Great Britain. Chocolate Week promotes fine flavour chocolate, celebrating the work of top chocolatiers and chocolate companies. Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration 

If you’re looking for something a bit different http://www.chocolateweek.co.uk/recipes/

Chocolate is a raw or processed food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central and South America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC. The majority of the Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolātl, a Nahuatl word meaning “bitter water”. The seeds of the cacao tree have an intense bitter taste, and must be fermented to develop the flavor.

Chocolate has become one of the most popular food types and flavors in the world. Gifts of chocolate molded into different shapes have become traditional on certain holidays. Chocolate is also used in cold and hot beverages, to produce chocolate milk and hot chocolate.

The Europeans sweetened and fattened it by adding refined sugar and milk, two ingredients unknown to the Mexicans. By contrast, the Europeans never infused it into their general diet, but have compartmentalized its use to sweets and desserts. In the 19th century, Briton John Cadbury developed an emulsification process to make solid chocolate, creating the modern chocolate bar.

I like chocolate – I know this is not a healthy shape friendly thing 😦 but I can controll my chocolate eating habit, I change my chocolate for healthy chocolate – yes I eat healthier chocolate this is my secret:

Chocolate Chip F1 Healthy Meal BarsChocolate bar in 3 tempting flavoursFormula 1: a healthy meal choice

Mocha Shake
1/2 serving of Chocolate & 1/2 serving of Cappucino Formula 1
250ml semi-skimmed milk
1/2 banana
4-6 ice cubes (optional)
Only 260 calories*

 

 

Chocnana Shake                                                                           
1 serving of Chocolate Formula 1
1 banana 250ml skimmed milk
3 ice cubes (optional)
Only 270 calories*

Chocolate and Raspberry Shake
250 ml skimmed or soy milk
4 dessert spoons raspberry yogurt
4 dessert spoons of fresh or frozen raspberries
2 dessert spoons of Formula 1 Chocolate
Whiz in blender until smooth                                                         

 

recipes from Healthy Shape

Snacking

Snacking doesn’t have to be an unhealthy habit. It’s not unusual to get hungry between meals–particularly if you have a long stretch in between. Combat hunger by planning ahead to make sure you have some healthy foods available, and ideally, you should combine some protein with a little carbohydrate to fill you up and keep you going. A protein-enriched drink, a piece of fruit, or a small pot of yogurt with a few lowfat crackers should do the trick.


I do not understand when someone is drunk his/her coffee/tea without sugar however, why to eat – indeed! no one usually 2 biscuits eat with his/her tea/coffee in England? If I ask them they can with what they do not understand my question, because it is okay sugar is not a diet friendly anything but crackers also contain extra calories.