Happy Friday! To celebrate the first weekend of June we are sharing our love of essential oils by giving away a package of Martha's Favorite Essential Oils! (You'll find all the details at the end of the post.)
But first, we've got some slimming bites for you…
Slimming Bites: Inspiration & Recipes for Weight Watchers
Encouragement and inspiration are critical whenever you're trying to change your habits. This is especially true when the habits involve eating better, losing weight and creating a healthy balanced lifestyle.
Sticking with the slow and steady sensible balanced approach to lasting change can seem dull and out of step when compared with our society's obsession with the opposing messages of overindulgent excess on one hand, and extreme fad diets on the other.
My mission is to provide you with a constant supply of motivating articles and enticing Weight Watchers friendly recipes to encourage your pursuit of a happy, healthy, balanced life. Here are this week's hand-picked selections. I hope you find the time and space to sit down, perhaps with a cup of coffee or tea, or glass of wine or bubbly water, and savor them!
Healthy Weight Loss Inspiration
BJ Fogg's Advice for People Doing Weight Watchers | BJ Fogg, PhD by BJ Fogg. A behavior scientist and Weight Watchers lifetime member says that, "The Weight Watchers program clearly works. There's nothing gimmicky about it." And provides specific advice for success with the program.
How Can "Eating Healthy" Get In The Way of Healthy Weight Loss? | Bangor Daily News - by Jackie Conn, A Weight Watchers Manager in Maine. Too much emphasis on healthy eating as a weight loss method can derail successful weight loss progress. It can make a tough job much harder.
Do You Compare Yourself to Others | Roni's Weigh by Roni Noone. I remember being at the beach asking the husband to size me up (literally) to other women at the bar. Was I thinner? fatter? uglier? prettier...
Favorite Weight Watchers Friendly Recipes
The Ultimate Mason Jar Salad Guide and Recipe Roundup | Organize Yourself Skinny - Tami provides a detailed step-by-step tutorial for making mason jar salads as well as a roundup of easy healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes.
Mediterranean Topped Grilled Chicken (7SP, 8PP) | Emily Bites - The combination of the warm marinated grilled chicken topped with a cool a Greek-inspired "salad" of chopped crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, salty olives and creamy feta cheese is one I can't wait to try.
One Pan Spicy Peanut Chicken and Broccoli (8SP, 9PP) | Slender Kitchen - I'm a huge fan of one pot/pan meals, so this recipe, which reminded me of my favorite Roasted Shrimp and Broccoli, is right up my alley.
Creamy Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup (3SP) | Meal Planning Mommies - All you need is a can opener and a slow cooker to make this tasty Weight Watchers friendly soup, which can be stirred together in less than 10 minutes. Perfect for busy days. A simple and delicious way to satisfy your cravings for the flavors of the southwest for minimal calories/points.
And here's a fun video from Snack-Girl demonstrating how to make "massaged" kale salad…
6/7/16 GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED!
The winner of the Essential Oils Package is: Maggie, who said, "The easiest thing for me is all of the websites and blogs available for me to use to keep me on track and to give me inspiration for recipes and meal planning. The hardest part for me is when we are on vacation and friends don't eat as healthy as we do. Always try to do my best but it is challenging when fatty meats and lots of carbs are served at every meal."
Congratulations Maggie! Please send an email to email@example.com to claim your prize. And thanks to all of you who stopped by and participated. I'm so grateful for each and every one of you being part of this community.
FAVORITE ESSENTIAL OILS PACKAGE GIVEAWAY DETAILS…
This Favorite Essential Oils Package, with a retail value of more than $160 includes:
- PureSpa Deluxe Ultrasonic Aromatherapy Oil Diffuser (Retail Value: $39.99)
- Mini Modern Essentials Usage Guide (Retail Value: $15)
- Balance Grounding Blend (Retail Value: $26)
- Lavender Essential Oil (Retail Value: $28)
- Lemon Essential Oil (Retail Value: $13)
- Peppermint Essential Oil (Retail Value $27)
- Wild Orange Essential Oil (Retail Value $14)
To enter the giveaway, just answer the following question in the Comments section of this post:
This is a two part question. 1) What do you find easiest about living a healthy balanced lifestyle? 2) What do you find most challenging?
Just let me know what you find 1) easiest and 2) most challenging about living a healthy balanced lifestyle and you'll be entered to win the Favorite Essential Oils Package.
One entry per person, please.
Winners will be announced Monday morning. Be sure to check back to see if you won.
Have a Wonderful Weekend and Good Luck!
This giveaway is sponsored by Simple Nourished Living. Awarded prize may differ slightly (color, design, etc.) from images that appear here - based on availability. Giveaway prizes may be forfeited if not claimed within 90 days.
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