One of the most common New Year’s resolutions we make is to lose weight. Mindful eating means you eat slowly and become more aware of when you become full, which prevents overeating.
When we eat too fast our body doesn’t have enough time to send signals to the brain to tell us that we are full. It takes 20 minutes for food to reach the first part of the small intestine after its ingested. At this point our bodies send the “full” signals to the brain to stop eating.
When the weather gets cool, or downright cold as it has over the past few days and as it is expected to be most of next week, I really like to serve my family soup, stew or chili. Most of the recipes I use are easy and economical – both key factors in remaining in my recipe file.
Since January is National Soup Month and since the weather has been decidedly colder, I thought I’d share some of my favorite soup recipes.
Do you need a challenge to motivate you to make healthier lifestyle choices? Join us for the 2013 “Lighten Up LaRue County – Biggest Loser Challenge”. This 10-week program is sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service, County Health Department and LaRue County Schools Community Education program.