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Resolutions…The Healthy Start

5 Jan

We’ve counted down, said goodbye to 2011, and welcomed 2012 with open arms. With every new year, there is a tradition to make resolutions. If you remember in my last post 5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year!!!, I told you to “be fair to yourself when making resolutions.”  One of the main resolutions is to eat healthier and lose weight.  Many people fall short on their resolutions before February even approaches. Making resolutions are not easy.  They are habits that have to be formed, due to repetition and consistency. If a person is not dedicated, building a habit can be pretty difficult.

Because healthy eating habits are not easy to accomplish, I am going to give you some tips on simple things that you can change in your diet to give you a place to start. Here are some simple substitutions that may help you in your journey to a healthier life.  A resolution that you just may be able to stick with.

Instead of Bacon...Try Turkey Bacon, Canadian Bacon, or Lean Ham


Instead of Dried Bread Crumbs... Try Rolled Oats or Crushed Bran Cereal


Instead of Eggs... Try Egg Whites or Egg Substitute


Instead of Ice Cream... Try Frozen Yogurt, Soy Ice Cream, or Sorbets


Instead of Oils, Shortening, Lard... Try Non Stick Cooking Spray, Applesauce, Prune Puree


Instead of Pasta... Try Whole Wheat Pasta


Instead of Table Salt... Try Kosher Salt or Sea Salt


Instead of Whole Milk... Try Reduced Fat Milk or Fat Free Milk


Hopefully this list will give you an easy place to start keeping your New Years Resolution. What are some healthy substitutions that you already use?

Mmm take a bite out of that!

“Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the LORD.”- Lamentations 3:40

5, 4, 3, 2, 1…Happy New Year!!!

1 Jan

As we get ready to welcome the New Year, I just want to send a big hug to our subscribers and readers.  2011 was such of a great year.  Thank you for all of your support and suggestions.  We want to let you know that the Simply Studded team really appreciates you and we look forward to many wonderful years ahead with and for all of you.

I pray that you end this year with good health, peace of mind, and lots of love. Start the New Year with a renewed perspective and hope for a prosperous future. Be fair to yourself when making resolutions, and be true to who you are.

Most of all, Trust in the Lord.  I promise that He does not make mistakes, and that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to his purpose.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,” plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  -Jeremiah 29:11

With Much Love and Lots of Hugs,

Hershey 🙂