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Coconut Water: is it healthy?


Ok ,I was in Whole Paycheck again. Wow the coconut water section has exploded! Is this just the latest marketing trend? Is it healthy? Does it really do what people says it does? I’ve read it helps with weight loss, is good for hydration, and helps with acid reflux and low blood pressure. It is high in potassium and low in sodium. The carbs are all natural. I think that it’s fine to drink in moderation. It’s a better alternative to juice and soda. Will I drink it? MMM? I don’t drink soda or juice. I mainly drink tea ,water and my black coffee. I don’t think this is an essential drink for me but it will be a nice change of pace from my usual drinks. It sounds like it will be good in a smoothie. I do feel its more rehydrating than water but I think that it’s psychological . I don’t know. I’ve tried several and so far . The one I like is Real Coconut Water with Pulp by Taste Nirvana. What are your thoughts on coconut water? Do you have a favorite brand?



Summer Menu for Weight Loss

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I’m looking for ideas for the summer. I live in a hot part of Northern California. It gets in the hundreds out here. The last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. I like to grill but I burned myself last summer just touching the grill. It wasn’t even on;(. My husband says salads. Ok but I need good salads. I’m not a salad eating babe. I envision a healthy shrimp Louie salad, crab and avocado salad, greek salad. Ok ,now I see this can work for a minute.  Check out Cook This Not That! cookbook. They have a salad matrix. I saw green monster salad dressing on fitandfortysomething.com. This reminds me of college. I lost 30 pounds my last  semester of college. It was kind of like the Jared diet. My boyfriend worked at a pita sandwich shop and I ate pita sandwiches with chicken and olive oil for 2 meals a day. This is getting me excited. Pita Sandwich, I hope I can remember how he made them. They were so good. I’ve already started my smoothies. I’ve seen so many green monster smoothie recipes that will call for a post all buy it self. Well ,I’m off to plan my summer menu. This looks like fun! I would love to hear your summer menu plans.




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