It’s that time of year again! Resolution time. But aren’t you tired of the unrealistic goals that seem to populate our culture? How about some simple steps to improving your life that can make a real impact in your health and well being that won’t seem so daunting? Remember, a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Food awareness is simply purposefully committing to being aware of the food you eat, with the goal that this awareness will bring about healthier choices. You can do this with an app, a notebook or taking a few minutes observing your meal before you go to town on it.
I don’t think anyone can disagree that we could use more quality rest in our lives. This is a commitment to trying our hardest to get to bed early, to take breaks and just simply relax more. Stress is one of the leading cause of hypertension, so becoming less stressed in the new year is an admirable goal.
There’s a lot of talk and hubbub about mindfulness these days. What does this mean? At its most basic understanding it’s living and returning the mind to the moment, and calmly acknowledging your feelings, thoughts and sensations.
The 30 Minutes rule is for 30 Minutes of physical activity everyday. This isn’t about watching a scale or measuring your waistline. This is much more simple than that. Everyday, commit thirty minutes to any physical activity. Playing with the kids, walking the dog, doing house maintenance, or anything that gets you up and moving. The idea here isn’t to necessarily create the beach bod in time for bikini season, but to break the cycle of sedentary habits. Though, you’ll probably find improvements and more motivation for said beach bod if you attempt this resolution.
Putting ‘it’ in Order
What is ‘it’, you are probably asking. ‘It’ is that one thing we all have that could use a lil TLC. You know what I’m talking about. That clutter in your office, the garage that has been needing cleaning for two years now, your checkbook, or anything that you’ve been putting off for no other reason than you don’t feel like it. The accomplishment that comes from putting your ‘it’ in order may even spawn motivation to work on other areas of your life.
Teas To Aid In New Years Resolution Weight Loss Plan:
Renovation Tea: Glucose Support—Our Glucose Support tea will help regulate blood sugar, aid in weight loss and manage some of the symptoms of diabetes.
Organic Free Trade Ingredients: Cinnamon, Bitter Melon Fruit, Gymnema Leaf and Ginkgo.
Renovation Tea: Super Healthy Tea —Our Super Healthy tea is a custom blend loaded with antioxidants and it may help boost immune system, prevent arthritis, migraines, lower risk of stroke and heart disease, and may have diuretic properties.
Organic Free Trade Ingredients: Green Tea, Spinach Powder and Parsley
Healthy Eats: Drunk Beef Stew
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 pounds beef stew meat
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 1 can or bottle beer
- 4 cups beef broth, more as needed
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 to 3 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon Renovation Tea: Wild West Spice Blend
- 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 2 carrots, roughly sliced
- 2 parsnips, roughly sliced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 small turnip, roughly sliced
- In a hot pot add oil, butter and cook the beef until brown.
- Remove the beef and set aside.
- In the same pot add in the garlic and onions and cook until softened and fragrant
- Continuing in the same pot add beer, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, sugar, paprika, Renovation Tea: Wild West Spice Blend, salt and pepper (to taste). Bring to a simmer
- Return the beef to the pot, cover and let simmer on a low heat until the meat is fork tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Add more beef broth if the liquid gets too low.
- Add the carrots, parsnips and turnips and continue to simmer until the vegetables are tender and the liquid is reduced and thickened, about 30 minutes.
- If the stew is thin for your tastes, add more turnips and cook down until the stew had reached your desired consistency.
- To finish, serve hot and adjust salt and pepper to taste.
**Results may vary. Information and statements made are for education purposes and are not intended to replace the advice of your doctor. Renovation Tea does not dispense medical advice, prescribe, or diagnose illness. The views and nutritional advice expressed by Renovation Tea are not intended to be a substitute for conventional medical service. If you have a severe medical condition or health concern, see your physician.