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.