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SAHM, Wife,Vet, Tattooed and all around diverse woman! I love to be casual and despise make-up, dresses and starbucks!

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.

—Maya Angelou (via motiveweight)

some days are easier than others….some days, like today, you question your path. No matter what I have done or what will be done, my children will always know I did it for them. My tears, my hurt, my pain, as long as they smile it is all worth it

Freeze their favorite kinds of fruit and use it like ice cubes! Then when the “ice” melts they get to eat the fruit!
What you do is slice their favorite fruits up thinly and lay out on a tray lined with foil or wax paper! Toss it in the freezer for an hour or two! When the fruit is hard place it in a bag or container so you can take out what you want and nothing else!
~ Works great with->
Strawberries
blueberries
water melon
grapes
Lemons wedges
oranges (we section these, they do take a little longer to freeze, but they taste so good)http://SFforyou.SkinnyFiberPlus.com/?SOURCE=tumblr
Freeze their favorite kinds of fruit and use it like ice cubes! Then when the “ice” melts they get to eat the fruit!
What you do is slice their favorite fruits up thinly and lay out on a tray lined with foil or wax paper! Toss it in the freezer for an hour or two! When the fruit is hard place it in a bag or container so you can take out what you want and nothing else!
~ Works great with->
Strawberries
blueberries
water melon
grapes
Lemons wedges
oranges (we section these, they do take a little longer to freeze, but they taste so good)
http://SFforyou.SkinnyFiberPlus.com/?SOURCE=tumblr
A few of you are on thyroid meds and have thyroid issues. And you’ve asked if Skinny Fiber can work for you. Here is an example of how it took a bit longer because of that but after 10 month on Skinny Fiber she looks AMAZING!!UPDATE»»»»»»»»>"10 months today that I started this amazing journey! I feel better than ever and have lost over 37 inches of unwanted fat and 36 lbs so far! Thyroid meds cut in half and NO more fatigue!"Get your Skinny on! 100% natural! NO wraps! NO shakes! NO fake food! NO hormones!! NO KIDDING!! 30 Day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!! Start here-» http://SFforyou.SkinnyFiberPlus.com/?SOURCE=tumblr

A few of you are on thyroid meds and have thyroid issues. And you’ve asked if Skinny Fiber can work for you. Here is an example of how it took a bit longer because of that but after 10 month on Skinny Fiber she looks AMAZING!!
UPDATE»»»»»»»»>
"10 months today that I started this amazing journey! I feel better than ever and have lost over 37 inches of unwanted fat and 36 lbs so far! Thyroid meds cut in half and NO more fatigue!"
Get your Skinny on! 100% natural! NO wraps! NO shakes! NO fake food! NO hormones!! NO KIDDING!! 30 Day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!! 
Start here-» http://SFforyou.SkinnyFiberPlus.com/?SOURCE=tumblr

10 Facts about Red Bell Peppers You May Not Know1. WEIGHT LOSS: Red Bell Peppers can aid in Weight LossSweet red peppers are mostly composed of water and cellulose, which when broken down by chewing and digestion equates to water and fiber. Both water and fiber make the body feel full and satiated. Water also keeps the body processing substances in the bloodstream and flushing out the waste. Fiber also assists in slowing the release of glucose into the bloodstream, which ensures an even blood sugar level, as well as no sugar highs or afternoon sugar crashes.Whether they are stuffed, sauteed, sliced, diced, or pureed, sweet red peppers are potent powerhouses of phytochemicals and fiber. If you are looking to lose weight or even just have a healthy eating regime, sweet red peppers serve as a great addition to your arsenal.2. VITAMINS & NUTRIENTS: Red Bell peppers have more vitamins and nutrients, 9 times the antioxidants, twice the vitamin C than green bell peppers.Just half a cup of sliced red pepper provides a quarter of the recommended adult daily dose of vitamin A and just under the total recommended adult daily dose of vitamin C, all for just 12 calories and no fat or cholesterol. Red bell peppers are also high in carotenoids and provide a healthy dose of fiber. One large Red bell pepper contains 3 times the vitamin C. in an average orange.3. FLAVORFUL COOKING METHOD :Of all of the cooking methods we tried when cooking bell peppers, our favorite is Healthy Sauté. We think that it provides the greatest flavor and is also a method that allows for concentrated nutrient retention.To Healthy Sauté bell peppers, heat 3 TBS of broth (vegetable or chicken) or water in a stainless steel skillet. Once bubbles begin to form add sliced red bell peppers, cover, and Healthy Sauté for 3 minutes on medium heat. After 3 minutes add 2 TBS broth, then cook uncovered on low heat for another 4 minutes, stirring constantly. 4. LOW HEAR COOKING BENEFITS: Higher heat cooking can damage some of the delicate phytonutrients in bell peppers. In one recent study from Turkey, the effects of grilling on sweet green bell peppers were studied with respect to one particular phytonutrient—the flavonoid called luteolin. Prior to grilling, the bell peppers were found to contain about 46 milligrams/kilogram of this important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoid. After grilling for 7-8 minutes at a temperature of 150°C (302°F), about 40% of the luteolin was found to be destroyed. This loss of luteolin from higher heat cooking is one of the reasons we like cooking methods for bell peppers that use lower heat for a very short period of time.5. ANTI - CANCER BENEFITS: Bell peppers can also be valuable sources of health-supportive sulfur compounds. Several recent studies have taken a close look at the presence of enzymes in bell peppers called cysteine S-conjugate beta-lyases and their role in a sulfur-containing metabolic pathway called the thiomethyl shunt. These enzymes and this pathway may be involved in some of the anti-cancer benefits that bell pepper has shown in some animal and lab studies. They may serve as the basis for some of the anti-cancer benefits shown by green, yellow, red and orange vegetable intake in recent studies, including a recent study on risk reduction for gastric cancer and esophageal cancer.6. STORAGE: Unwashed sweet peppers stored in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator will keep for approximately 7-10 days. . Because bell peppers need to still well hydrated and are very sensitive to moisture loss, we further recommend that you include a damp cloth or paper towel in the vegetable compartment to help the peppers retain their moisture. Do not cut out the bell pepper stem prior to storage in the refrigerator. Bell peppers are especially sensitive to moisture loss through this stem (calyx) portion and are more susceptible to chilling injury if the stem is removed. Sweet peppers can be frozen without first being blanched. It is better to freeze them whole since there will be less exposure to air which can degrade both their nutrient content and flavor.7. WASHING: Although most people would not consider washing bell peppers under hot water, we want to be clear about the disadvantages of doing so. A recent study has shown that bell peppers retain more of their total antioxidant capacity when washed under cold versus hot water.8. ENZYMES: Bell peppers contain enzymes, such as lutein, protect the eyes from cataracts and macular degeneration later in life.9. BUY ORGANIC: Since sweet bell peppers are #3 on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen of pesticide-laden food it is best to always buy organic peppers.10. GREAT SNACK: Bell Peppers are a great snack to replace chips. Healthy and crunchy!Source: Whole Foods 

10 Facts about Red Bell Peppers You May Not Know

1. WEIGHT LOSS: Red Bell Peppers can aid in Weight Loss
Sweet red peppers are mostly composed of water and cellulose, which when broken down by chewing and digestion equates to water and fiber. Both water and fiber make the body feel full and satiated. Water also keeps the body processing substances in the bloodstream and flushing out the waste. Fiber also assists in slowing the release of glucose into the bloodstream, which ensures an even blood sugar level, as well as no sugar highs or afternoon sugar crashes.
Whether they are stuffed, sauteed, sliced, diced, or pureed, sweet red peppers are potent powerhouses of phytochemicals and fiber. If you are looking to lose weight or even just have a healthy eating regime, sweet red peppers serve as a great addition to your arsenal.

2. VITAMINS & NUTRIENTS: Red Bell peppers have more vitamins and nutrients, 9 times the antioxidants, twice the vitamin C than green bell peppers.
Just half a cup of sliced red pepper provides a quarter of the recommended adult daily dose of vitamin A and just under the total recommended adult daily dose of vitamin C, all for just 12 calories and no fat or cholesterol. Red bell peppers are also high in carotenoids and provide a healthy dose of fiber. One large Red bell pepper contains 3 times the vitamin C. in an average orange.

3. FLAVORFUL COOKING METHOD :Of all of the cooking methods we tried when cooking bell peppers, our favorite is Healthy Sauté. We think that it provides the greatest flavor and is also a method that allows for concentrated nutrient retention.

To Healthy Sauté bell peppers, heat 3 TBS of broth (vegetable or chicken) or water in a stainless steel skillet. Once bubbles begin to form add sliced red bell peppers, cover, and Healthy Sauté for 3 minutes on medium heat. After 3 minutes add 2 TBS broth, then cook uncovered on low heat for another 4 minutes, stirring constantly. 

4. LOW HEAR COOKING BENEFITS: Higher heat cooking can damage some of the delicate phytonutrients in bell peppers. In one recent study from Turkey, the effects of grilling on sweet green bell peppers were studied with respect to one particular phytonutrient—the flavonoid called luteolin. Prior to grilling, the bell peppers were found to contain about 46 milligrams/kilogram of this important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory flavonoid. After grilling for 7-8 minutes at a temperature of 150°C (302°F), about 40% of the luteolin was found to be destroyed. This loss of luteolin from higher heat cooking is one of the reasons we like cooking methods for bell peppers that use lower heat for a very short period of time.

5. ANTI - CANCER BENEFITS: Bell peppers can also be valuable sources of health-supportive sulfur compounds. Several recent studies have taken a close look at the presence of enzymes in bell peppers called cysteine S-conjugate beta-lyases and their role in a sulfur-containing metabolic pathway called the thiomethyl shunt. These enzymes and this pathway may be involved in some of the anti-cancer benefits that bell pepper has shown in some animal and lab studies. They may serve as the basis for some of the anti-cancer benefits shown by green, yellow, red and orange vegetable intake in recent studies, including a recent study on risk reduction for gastric cancer and esophageal cancer.

6. STORAGE: Unwashed sweet peppers stored in the vegetable compartment of the refrigerator will keep for approximately 7-10 days. . Because bell peppers need to still well hydrated and are very sensitive to moisture loss, we further recommend that you include a damp cloth or paper towel in the vegetable compartment to help the peppers retain their moisture. Do not cut out the bell pepper stem prior to storage in the refrigerator. Bell peppers are especially sensitive to moisture loss through this stem (calyx) portion and are more susceptible to chilling injury if the stem is removed. Sweet peppers can be frozen without first being blanched. It is better to freeze them whole since there will be less exposure to air which can degrade both their nutrient content and flavor.

7. WASHING: Although most people would not consider washing bell peppers under hot water, we want to be clear about the disadvantages of doing so. A recent study has shown that bell peppers retain more of their total antioxidant capacity when washed under cold versus hot water.

8. ENZYMES: Bell peppers contain enzymes, such as lutein, protect the eyes from cataracts and macular degeneration later in life.

9. BUY ORGANIC: Since sweet bell peppers are #3 on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen of pesticide-laden food it is best to always buy organic peppers.

10. GREAT SNACK: Bell Peppers are a great snack to replace chips. Healthy and crunchy!
Source: Whole Foods