Tuesday, January 9, 2024

Tuesday 4

Since I have been really slacking on blog posts the past 3-4 years, I've decided to try and participate in more blog memes this year.  That way the content is decided for me and most of the time these can be very enjoyable reading.  So, today I'm participating in the Tuesday 4 which happens to be all about healthy eating, likely something we may all be thinking about here at the first of a new year.  


1. Do you believe you eat a healthy diet and what makes it healthy?

I do believe in a healthy diet but I am not one to carry that to the "inth degree." By that, I mean, I try to always eat in moderation, and cook as low fat as possible.  We definitely do not get the daily recommended about of fruits and veggies and we do indulge in what might be considered "unhealthy" snacks occasionally.  Guess that may sound unhealthy but I feel that finding a good balance is what is important and I feel I have done that.  I have always kept my weight under control and have been blessed with a great genetic makeup when it comes to blood pressure and cholesterol.  I often think that our genetics play a bigger part of our health that our diet. ~just my thoughts~

2. What sort of drinks do you have with meals or between meals. Does it include enough water?

I usually have lightly sweetened decaf tea with my dinner, a half of a Diet DP with my lunch and my day starts with a good ole cup of coffee.  I drink a nutritional tea (minus the boost) every morning. It has all sorts of good ingredients and it's mixed with 12 - 14 ounces of water.  Then in the afternoon I start drinking water and, other than dinner, water is my drink of choice.  Is it enough water, maybe not.

3. Do you enjoy snacks throughout the day and what kind do you enjoy?

I do not do much snacking throughout the day, maybe a piece of chocolate after lunch and perhaps a cookie if I've just made some. ~chuckle~  I do like a night time snack and that might be a scoop of ice cream or some peanuts or popcorn. 

4. How do you make sure you get enough vitamins and minerals in your diet? 

Definitely not in the food we eat and I'm pretty sure most folks don't.  That's why Balance of Nature dominates the TV ads as they promise to  give us all the fruits and veggies we need daily.  We do NOT taker B of N and if you do, that's great. We do take Centrum Silver, along with a few other supplements and that seems to work for us.  

My very wise Momma always said, "we should eat to live, not live to eat."
A good truth to live by for all of us.

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. I'm with you on this topic. We eat semi-healthy, trying to make good choices most of the time. The current emphasis on drinking water kind of makes me laugh, since it just wasn't a thing for most of my life. When I see people carrying big mugs with water, I think about drinking from the water fountain in school. I also agree about genetics. I know one person who eats like a bird and still has high cholesterol. And another who was an avid runner and "health nut" and died of a heart attack in his 50's. I enjoyed your post today!

  2. Hi Cici, I agree with you on the genetic thing. I am a small framed women and have prediabetes and high cholesterol. It runs in my family. I didn't have a weight problem, but have gained the middle thing because they say I need to eat more. You are blessed to have good genes. I like your last comment!

  3. I take a generic Centrum Silver once-a-day, plus a few other things. Annie gave us another fun exercise with her Tuesday 4. I don't think I've said Happy New Year to you yet. Blessings!!

  4. Hi Lea! I am a first time visitor to your blog. It was fun to read your answers. My hubby and I take some vitamins and supplements and try to exercise (walk) every day. Age takes its toll for sure, but it never hurts to try and stay healthy. I hope your 2024 is off to a good start. I hope to come back and visit again soon!

  5. Balance in eating is the key I think and many of us strive for it. I sometimes meet the challenge and other times not. I agree with what you said about genetics playing such a big role in our health. You're blessed to have good cholesterol and blood pressure. Have a great week.

  6. We always ate healthy but really ramped it up when my husband had a heart attack 3 years ago. He had no cholesterol issues, low blood pressure, not over weight...but like you said - genetics! Since then we have ramped up our healthy eating...more salads, whole wheat everything, Smart Balance oil, olive oil, oatmeal....I make my pizza with whole wheat crust and lots of veggies and low fat cheese. Muffins are full of whole wheat, oat bran, flax seed....and when I gift them to friends they never notice the difference! Stay healthy and have a great year !

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