Drink More Water!!

I am a huge drinker of water…with lemon, with lime, with some Crystal Light, or just plain. As long as its ice cold, I am drinking water constantly. Not only does the Ideal Protein diet suggest you drink 2L of water per day, but drinking water to help aid weight loss is a well-known practice. Instead of drinking sugary juices or soda…you are drinking what your body is mostly made of. 60% of the human body is water to be exact!

To keep up with my water drinking habit I needed a water bottle that would last. Enter the Nalgene 32oz wide mouth bottle. The bottles are easily cleaned, can hold up to being tossed around in a bag, are guaranteed not to leak, BPA free, and ice cubes will fit through the wide mouth. I drink 2-3 of these a day and my water requirement is met!Read More »

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6 Tips to Succeed at a Lifestyle Change

I have decided that I like the term “Lifestyle Change.” I am not on a diet or a journey. I am trying to improve my life by implementing a lifestyle change. My lifestyle change just happens to involve the food I put in my mouth and a choice to do some exercise.

It has taken me over a year to feel like I have made a successful lifestyle change. With a lot of support, the use of trial and error, and plenty of optimism I feel like I have a long-term routine that I can keep up with.

To help you succeed in your lifestyle change I present you with….

6 Tips to Succeed at a Life Style Change

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Recipe: Sort of Spicy Chili/Vegetable Soup

I don’t have a really good name for this soup…but it is freaking delicious and its kind of a hybrid between a chili and vegetable soup! Thus, I arrived at the name “Sort of Spicy Chili/Vegetable Soup” – very creative I know!

Since Autumn is upon us I have started making a batch of this every week to have for lunch or dinner. It is so ridiculously good and filling I don’t even miss the bread and crackers that I used to have with soups. The soup, for the most part, is good for Phase I of the Ideal Protein plan – but honestly, I think anyone would love this stuff!

The whole recipe is super simple (and cheap) and requires items you probably already have in your pantry. Plus, you can add any vegetables that you like that I didn’t add here.Read More »