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Eat to Nguyen

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Welcome to my blog about a subject I am very passionate about: food.

Growing up in a health conscious family, I constantly heard my parents telling me to shed some pounds. I never listened to them because I didn't think that there was anything wrong with my weight. During my 16 year physical check up, the doctor told me I was becoming overweight. That was the wake up call that I desperately needed. For the first time, I looked in the mirror and saw my body. Seeing my reflection, I vowed to reach a healthy weight, which I accomplished through exercising and changing my diet. Along my weight loss journey, I learned many things about food, which I hope to pass onto my readers and inspire them to lead a healthy life.

How do I come up with my recipes?
Let's get this straight: I have no experience in the kitchen whatsoever. I just cook for fun because I love seeing how food takes on different tastes and textures when combined with different ingredients. Now on to the question. I like to take popular foods such as pancakes and pizza and make the healthiest version possible, using fresh and nutritionally packed ingredients. My goal is to create food that I will not regret eating once the plate is clean. Provided that I have some of my favorites food such as cottage cheese, greek yogurt, and oatmeal always stocked up in my house, you will most likely see at least one of these ingredients in my recipes. I will admit that it does take a while to come up with recipes because I try to eliminate butter, which is found in almost all recipes especially desserts! Foodgawker is definitely the website where the whole thinking process begins.

What does Eat to Nguyen mean?
My friends tease me about being healthy. They always tell me that my lunches are "foreign" to them because they consist of a variety of fruits and vegetables. Since my last name is Nguyen, which sounds like the word win, one of my close friends came up with the title Eat to Nguyen for a future cookbook. Because I cannot cook a decent meal, I just decided to use it for the name of my blog.

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Hey followers! This is going to be a long post, but I have to share with you all a great product. I have been wearing this armband, which I purchased from Costco, for a little over a month and I am loving it! Do you want to know how many calories you burn a minute or how much physical activity you are getting in a day? Well, this armband can tell you all of that and so much more. Your account is personalized just for you. In the set up screen, input how much weight you want to lose a week,how active you are, how many calories you consume in a day, etc. and the website will create a plan based on your information.

To give you a glimpse of what it can do, I took screen shots of yesterday’s activity. One of the things it can do is track your meals, but I choose not to do it. I usually eat vegetables, fruits, quinoa, lean meat, etc. and it gets tedious having to measure everything then input the information into the computer. Another thing it can do is display a graph showing you the calories burned during all times of the day. As you can see, I like to exercise in the evening. Who doesn’t prefer running outside while the sun is setting to running on a treadmill inside a room of lit lights? Another thing I like is seeing how much sleep I am getting. Well, I received more hours of sleep than recommended yesterday. It is spring break, so can you blame me? Now after seeing all of this information, I know what I need to do. I need to sleep less and use that time to work out a little bit longer to reach my 2125 calories burned goal. I would never have known that if it weren’t for this little gadget. I highly recommend this armband to make sure you are staying on track to either lose or maintain weight.

After you purchase an armband, you have to set up an account. The first three months are free, then $6.95 is charged for each additional month. I don’t mind this monthly fee because money is no object when it comes to your health. For those of you who have the armband already, how do you like it?

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