Monday, April 2, 2012

Truth.

I had a lunch date with two very handsome men today. I'd show you photos ... but a girl never kisses and tells. Nor does she feed someone a cottage cheese-guacamole mixture and document it. You just don't.

Anyway. I'm sitting at my desk, sipping a Diet Coke. The second of the day. It's the refill I made Man No. 1 get for me while I was changing Man No. 2's diaper.

Yes, it's that kind of day.

While I've never shied away from my love for aspartame and caffeine, the truth is that I should have at least a glass of water (or three) for every diet soda/coffee I drink.  I'm pretty sure that's why the folks at True Citrus sent me an email about April Truth's Day, which just happens to be today.

The first truth? Soda, even the diet kind, is filled with sugar, calories and chemicals. I could swap the pop for water or seltzer with True Lemon or another True Citrus flavor for a healthy all-natural diet beverage alternative.

 


Other suggestions for ways to trade an unhealthy habit for a healthy one:

· Switch out your morning coffee or afternoon Red Bull for hot water and True Lemon, which can help to cleanse your system, keeping it healthy and in balance.

· Ordering in or hitting the drive-through on your way home is convenient, but it’s not so easy on your waistline or your wallet; instead, institute at-home fast-food: stop by the supermarket and pick up True Lemon, a chicken and some veggies- throw them in the oven and you’ve got “True Lemon” Chicken.

· Snacking is a great way to maintain your energy throughout the day, but choose the wrong snack and it can cause your energy level to nosedive- spiff up your snacks by  swapping energy-zapping potato chips and candy bars for healthy snacks like apple slices and peanut butter or veggies and guacamole (sprinkle True Lemon on apples, avocados or any fruit to stop browning and add flavor!).

· Salt may be a treat for you taste buds, but it takes a toll on your health, so shake the salt habit and use True Lemon or True Lime on your popcorn or in your seasoning or marinade.

The best truth of all? True Citrus is offering two readers a chance to try the products. Each winner will receive a package including True Lemon, True Lime and True Orange for Cooking/Baking/Beverages (32 count), True Lemon, True Orange, True Lemonade and True Raspberry Lemonade 10 counts, True Grapefruit and 1 shaker each of True Lemon and True Lime.

To enter, answer this question in the comments: What bad habit would you like to swap on April Truth's Day?

Giveaway runs from April 2 to April 6, ending at midnight EST.   Entries after that will be considered null. The winner will be chosen via Random.org and will be announced Saturday, April 7. Winner is responsible for contacting me hlthystrides at gmail dot com by Monday, April 9, or a new winner will be chosen.

20 comments:

  1. I'm up for trying True Citrus products :)!! I so love your blog - very inspiring. THANK YOU for taking the time for us 'new runners'

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  2. My April Truth's Day habit would be to quit snacking as SOON as I eat dinner! I always go straight to the freezer to get some skinny cow ice cream after I eat I know that is lower in calories but still full of sugar I am sure!

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  3. My April Truth's Day habit to swap would be to snack on fruits or veggies instead of candy or chips which are all too easy to reach for :)

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  4. I would like to kick my sweets after dinner habit, so so bad!

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  5. My April Truth's Day habit to swap would have to be finding something to replace my diet dr. pepper/diet coke addiction. :) I've tried kicking the habit in the past, but it never fails, a few days into it I'll take a sip and even though the first sip doesn't taste great anymore, I'll keep sipping until it does. :/ :)

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  6. I have been slowly trying to break life long bad habits. NO MORE FAST FOOD....I love love love to cook and do a lot of baking for SGK 3 Day Breast Cancer fundraisers....so to add a burst of flavor to some fruit, avos, or anything healthy, might just keep me out of the taco shop
    Elaine in San Diego

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  7. I would love to give up Late night snacking. I have had a bad habit if sabotaging my whole day by eating unhealthy treats after work/dinner.

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  8. Ooo, I need to win this giveaway so I can shelf the Coke Zero for at least a little while.

    I need to give up reality TV. It celebrates everything I dislike about people, but now that we have cable again, I can't stop watching!

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  9. I would love to eliminate the snacking at my desk at work when I'm not hungry. I try to bring healthy snacks but its still calories I don't need!

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  10. Late night snacking and the urge to eat everything in sight after a long run!!

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  11. I would like to decrease the amount of sugar I take in.

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  12. I would like to stop chewing my nails. Though I've come a long way, 4 out of 10 ain't bad, I'm ready to have pretty hands and finger nails.

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  13. Salt! It's in soo many different processed foods and it's become like a bad drug habit.
    I've decreased my intake, but boy is it hard!
    Sarah in MidMo

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  14. The "need" for something sweet after dinner. I try to trick myself by thinking that one or two cookies is way better than the 3 or 4 I used to have, but come on! I know better!!

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  15. I should probably decrease the amount of time I spend on Facebook :P

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  16. I would love to swap out my love of lemonade for something better. I can drink a whole half gallon myself in one sitting and that stuff is loaded with sugar. It does taste delicious though :)

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  17. Melissa CarpenterApril 3, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    I would stop eating night time snacks!

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  18. I too want to stop biting my nails. I really want nicely manicured nails for my wedding day (five more months to go!!)

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  19. I want to get on a good eating plan and actually STICK with it!

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  20. I want to get out on my trampoline everyday for an hour, instead of sitting and watching tv for that hour.

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