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Trainer Gails New Year's Resolution


One of my goals for the New Year is to feed my gut good bacteria!                                       

(Here is a link to a New York Times article about this: http://  

Good bacteria thrive on veggies, while bad bacteria love sweets, so I have been replacing holiday sweets with lots of veggies. In these first few days of the new year I’ve been eating a lot of homemade veggie soup, salads jam-packed with all color of vegetables, and fruit-veggie smoothes (my favorite was a beautiful red and contained strawberries, beet, ginger, and lemon).  So far I feel great and don’t miss the sweets. A key to continuing this will be to plan out my meals a week in advance, and shop twice a week to make sure I have all the ingredients on hand.   

 - Gail