Quote of the Day: “After a long night of sitting in meditation. The bell rings out. Luminous – it is my mind. ~ Chiao-Jan

Song of the Day: Cleopatra in New York – Nickodemus

Exercise of the Day: Jump Pilates

Affirmation: “I take care of myself by sleeping and eating properly.”

Tip: One of the easiest things you can do, as well as one that will drastically reduce your daily calorie intake, is to give up sugary beverages.

Drinking calories is never a great idea because of the rate at which drinks can be consumed, the quality of calories they usually contain, and the level of satiety they deliver.

  • A 20 floz Coke = 239 calories
  • A Grande Starbucks Caramel Brulée Latte = 440 calories
  • A large McDonald’s Sweet Tea = 220 Calories

Plus, sugary drinks are not only linked to obesity but they also contribute to type 2 diabetes. Switch to water or sparkling water instead. It will be hard at first, but after a couple weeks, you’ll prefer water.