We all know the saying “an apple a day keep the doctor away,” but an orange a day could be just as helpful.
There are a ton of reasons why eating an orange a day is a good idea — not only are they low in calories and full of nutrients, they promote clear, healthy skin and can help to lower our risk for many diseases. Plus they are delicious!
A healthy dose of vitamin C—in which oranges are concentrated—provides antioxidant protection and immune support.
Can reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Good source of fiber.
One orange provides a range of vitamins and minerals and a staggering 130 percent of your vitamin C needs for the day.
Helps reduce your chance of stomach ulcers.
While all fruits and vegetables provide their own greatness, I love eating oranges in the summertime after a long run. Something about the sweet and tartness of an orange gets me every time. They are truly one of my favorites fruits.
I am not a registered dietician. This is all advice and facts I have learned through the years through my interest of food and nutrition.
While I am usually someone who likes to see hard and results, losing weight and getting healthy is teaching me a lot about patience and hard work.
I have a scale at home, but the batteries in it have been dead for months. I decided not to replace them because I didn’t want to let the scale define my happiness. I used to weigh myself every morning and if I was at a “good” number then I would be happy for the rest of the day. But, if I was unhappy with the number I saw then I automatically started my day in a bad mood. So instead of judging myself based on a number, I’ve been trying to look for and enjoy the non-scale victories in every day.
This week I hit two non-scale victories and I was so proud of both. While I usually eat super healthy for breakfast and lunch, snacking at night has always been a problem. I could eat half a bag of chips without thinking about it and then feel like crap later. I felt like I had no willpower. But for the last three days, I’ve been eating healthy, saying no when I’m full and not eating a ton of chips every night. It’s a powering thing to take control of your life and what/how you eat.
My other NSV was one of my favorite pair of work pants being looser!
Sometimes it’s hard to see how far you’ve come, especially if you’re not keeping track of hard and fast numbers and facts. But these NSV are to be celebrated and used as a reminder that the work I am putting in is working.
So here’s to another day of working hard, running for fun and my health, eating some greens and loving my life. Happy Friday Eve!