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Coffee with Candi 2-1-2019

(Last Updated On: May 25, 2019)

Welcome to Coffee with Candi, a time for us to have a chat every week on Friday and catch up.
Well, I’ll have a chat with you about my week…what’s been happening, the good the bad the exciting, the boring…most importantly, what have I learned about life, my family, my friends, work, health, looking my best…I’ll spill it honestly and openly with you. Always with a fresh cup of hot, black coffee in my hand. I think better with java in my paw.

Well, I’ll have a chat with you about my week…what’s been happening, the good the bad the exciting, the boring…most importantly, what have I learned about life, my family, my friends, work, health, looking my best…I’ll spill it honestly and openly with you. Always with a fresh cup of hot, black coffee in my hand. I think better with java in my paw.

What’s on my mind this week:

Candi Randolph Inspire My Style

It’s cold outside. That’s about all I can say, and I know that many of you reading this post know exactly what I’m talking about. But…Spring is coming, right? Hopefully soon!

I’ve been settling into my new home, and if you’re interested have posted some photos, including shopping resources, on this new blog post: Turning a House Into a Home.

There is quite a bit left to do, but I feel like I have a place to call home now, and it reflects my lifestyle and personality.

Of course, any home of mine would not be complete with a coffee bar, because I am a coffee snob and want my java prepared and served a particular way.

The new coffee bar is quite a bit smaller than the one in my Florida condo, but it’s cute and serves the purpose:

Coffee Bar - Inspire My Style

Foods to Help You Lose Weight – Our friends from EatingWell.com shared this info recently, and I thought you might find it helpful.

These foods are high in fiber (which helps keep you feeling fuller longer) and have a low energy density—meaning that you can eat a decent-sized portion without overdoing it on calories. Include the following weight-loss foods as part of a healthy overall diet, and you may find it’s easier to achieve your weight-loss goals.

Avocados

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, dietary fiber, potassium and phytochemicals.

They are higher in calories than other fruits and veggies, but the combination of fat and fiber may help you slim down.

Eggs

Eggs are rich in high-quality protein, fats and essential nutrients, like vitamin D and choline.

Eating eggs for breakfast promotes weight loss because the protein helps you feel fuller longer…better than a bagel any day!

Beans

All beans are high in fiber, which is your friend when you’re trying to lose weight because it helps you feel fuller longer, thus controlling hunger.

Plus, beans are pretty low in the calorie department and include protein, too.

Yogurt

Yogurt is protein-packed and full of probiotics, which are good for gut health and may help your weight-loss efforts.

Go Greek for more protein, and if you enjoy the flavored yogurts, keep an eye on the sugar content.

Salmon

Salmon is a rich source of high-quality protein and provides plenty of “good” fats: omega-3 fatty acids.

And, omega-3 fatty acids can help you feel more satisfied.

Salmon could help fulfill your goal of 2 weekly servings of heart healthy fish. 🙂

Fruit

Fruit, when consumed fresh and not processed, gives you a naturally sweet food as well as the benefits of fiber and antioxidants.

I’m making a conscious effort to include fresh fruit in my diet every day!

Popcorn

Okay…you can’t pour the butter all over it and expect to see popcorn on this list! But, a 1 ounce serving (about 3 1/2 cups) has 4 grams of fiber, almost 4 grams of protein and only 110 calories. How cool is that??

Almonds

High in protein and an excellent source of fiber, almonds make a great snack between meals.

Rich in vitamin E and a good source of heart-healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats, almonds are a great choice to sprinkle over a salad or side dish.

I don’t know about you, but most of these foods are a regular part of my daily eating habits (along with a few other not-so-nutritious snacks!) At least I’m on the right track…how about you??

Candi Randolph Midlife Blogger


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