A patient man is always richer than an impatient one, even if the patient man has less money.
What do I mean by that statement? Well, riches and wealth can take other forms besides dollars and cents. In what sense is the patient man richer? The answer is actually very simple. A patient man is always richer than the impatient one because the patient man can always afford to wait. The patient man is never desperate. The patient man has time to spare, while the man in a hurry is always on the verge of bankruptcy as far as time is concerned.
In any situation you can think of, impatience is a source of weakness and fear, while patience represents substance and strength.
And here’s another reason why patience gives the person who has it an incalculable advantage over those who don’t have it: It gives him deeper insight into himself and others, which is a mark of philosophical refinement. If you can only see the short term, if you think only in terms of the here and now, then you are stuck in a one place. You can’t judge distances. You live in a world that’s flat and two-dimensional. In other words, the impatient person lacks all sense of perspective.
If you can only see the short term, if you think only in terms of the here and now, then you are stuck in a one place.
Perspective lets you measure your current plans against things that have already occurred and against your desires and aspirations for the future. Then and now, here and there, near and far, need and know, watch and wait—these are the dual optics that allow the patient man to see in stereo. The nearsighted person sees only the present; the fantasizer sees only an imaginary future and, more likely than not, trips over his mistakes trying to get there.
Patience enables you to see the big picture. It helps you to make the most of today while building a better tomorrow. For that reason, it’s one of the most valuable equities of all, one that you should make every effort to acquire. The payoff will be worth it.
This protein-rich chicken curry with chickpeas dish is richly spiced. For a milder (or hotter) version, adjust the amount of chili powder to your taste.
Total Time: 35 min.
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 25 min.
Yield: 4 servings
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. raw chicken breast tenders
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
½ tsp. mustard seed
1 tsp. ground turmeric
1 tsp. ground cumin, divided use
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. chili powder
1 (15-oz.) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained, rinsed
1 (14.5-oz.) can low-sodium diced tomatoes
1 cup low-sodium organic chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
1. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
2. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from pan. Set aside.
3. Heat skillet over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, ½ tsp. cumin, and mustard seed; cook, stirring frequently, for 3 to 5 minutes, or until the onion begins to soften.
4. Add turmeric, remaining ½ tsp. cumin, coriander, chili powder, chickpeas, tomatoes, chicken broth, and chicken. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low; gently boil for 10 to 15 minutes.
1. Eat a simple, healthy breakfast
Your morning meal is an important one, but like any meal, it can be easy to go overboard at breakfast (we’re looking at you, buttermilk pancakes with syrup. And whipped cream).
Pick easy, make-ahead recipes that include ingredients high in fiber and/or protein, like sweet potato egg cups or blueberry banana oatmeal muffins. Fill your tank with filling, nutritious foods in the morning and you’ll be less tempted to stop for an apple fritter (460 calories) or a sausage-egg biscuit (530 calories) on the way to the office. This may save you about 140 calories each day.
2. Drink your coffee black
Gotta get your fancy latte fix? Hate to break to you, but even a 16-ounce plain latte (no sugar added) has about 190 calories. A 16-ounce vanilla latte contains about 250 calories. To add insult to injury, most of those vanilla latte calories are coming from added sugar (35 grams), which is linked to weight gain.
The good news: Swap your plain latte for a 16-ounce cup of black coffee, which is a measly five calories. Sass it up with cinnamon or two tablespoons of half and half (50 calories) and you can easily save yourself about 140 calories every day — and money to boot.
If you’ve gotta have your flavored latte, you still have some options: ask for fewer pumps of syrup, swap to sugar-free syrup if available, or switch to non-fat milk.
Pro tip: You won’t save a lot of calories by swapping in almond, soy, or coconut milk — most coffee places only offer sweetened versions, so make sure to ask first.
3. Quit Drinking Soda
A 12-ounce can of soda contains 155 calories, and almost all of it is from added sugar — 37 grams. (For reference, the American Heart Association recommends women consume no more than 25 grams per day, and 36 grams for men.)
Research shows that people who drink soda don’t eat fewer calories to compensate for the extra calories they’re consuming, which is what normally happens when you eat solid food.
If you can’t quit soda cold turkey, dial down the amount gradually until you get there. Eliminating one 12-ounce soda daily saves you up 56,575 calories and over seven pounds of sugar every year!
4. Swap Veggies in for Rice and Pasta
Swap in broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, carrots, butternut squash, kale, spinach, peppers and onions where ever you can! Vegetables are lower in calories, higher in fiber, and full of vitamins and minerals.
Trading one cup of cooked pasta with one cup of broccoli can save you as much as 180 calories. But remember that carbs are not the enemy; your body needs carbs for fuel and nutrition. Just make sure your carbs are coming mainly from healthy sources like vegetables, whole grains, and fresh fruit.
Pro tip: Take it a step further by swapping spiralizing vegetables instead of noodles, or cauliflower “rice” instead of white rice. Try this pesto zucchini noodles with chicken or chicken and cauliflower fried rice.
5. Portion Out Your Snacks
Visual cues like the size of a box or bag can subconsciously drive us to eat more — or less. For example, women and men who were offered a 170-gram bag of chips ate 18 percent and 37 percent more than when offered an 85-gram bag. If you eat 400 calories in snacks daily, portioning out your nibbles can save you between 70-150 calories.
Pro tip: Check out these 55 snacks that are less than 150 calories.
6. Cook at Home
Making your meals at home means you’re in control: You know exactly what ingredients and how much are being added to the pot. A study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that people who cook at home frequently eat fewer calories than people who don’t cook at home. These home cookers consumed about 140 calories fewer calories daily, or 51,000 calories annually.
But check yourself in the kitchen, Gordon Ramsey: Just because you’re eating food you cooked at home doesn’t automatically make it healthy; you can just as easily overdo the butter, salt, sugar, etc. if you’re not careful. The solution: Stick with nutritious, balanced recipes that are filling and delicious.
7. Use Smaller Plates
Over the past few decades, portion sizes have slowly gotten larger. It makes sense that plate size has also kept pace — between the 1900s and today, plate size has increased 23 percent, from 9.6 inches to 11 inches. It sounds small, but it can impact how much you eat.
In his book Slim by Design, food psychology researcher Dr. Brian Wansink claims that people eat 22 percent more from 12-inch plates, compared to 10-inch plates. Given that the average American’s dinner is 750 calories, this can potentially lead to a 165-calorie savings daily.
8. Swap in Avocado for Mayo and Butter
This fruit is a darling of the nutrition world because it contains over 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients plus good-for-you monounsaturated fats. Two tablespoons of avocado is about 50 calories, compared to 180 calories for mayo, and 200 calories for butter.
Use creamy avocado on egg toast, stuffed into sandwiches or mixed into brownies. You can save up to 150 calories for (roughly) each ounce that you eat.
If you’re thinking, “Wait, what? How do I bake with avocado?!” then take a gander at this fudgy avocado brownie recipe (less than 150 calories per serving!) to see how.
9. Order Salad Dressing on the Side
Ordering veggie-loaded salads when you eat out are a great choice if you want to lose weight, but not if it’s drenched in dressing. Eating just two tablespoons less of ranch dressing or Italian vinaigrette will save you 128 and 100 calories less, respectively. Ask for your dressing on the side so you control how much dressing to use.
Pro tip: Slow your roll on those salad toppings — dressing is the obvious calorie culprit, but they add up once you start adding cheese, nuts, croutons, raisins, etc.
When you eat that healthy salad at home, you can make it even healthier by whipping up your own homemade dressing: Try a healthier ranch dressing or lemon tarragon vinaigrette.
10. Eat Fresh Fruit
There’s no question you should eat fruit to satisfy your sweet cravings instead of a candy bar. Keep in mind that fresh, whole fruits are best — while dried fruit is certainly healthier than a candy bar, it can contain almost as much sugar as one.
A piece of dried fruit contains about the same amount of natural sugars as a piece of fresh fruit, but store-bought dried fruit often contains added sugar, so make sure to check the label.
It’s also easy to overeat dried fruit since the volume is reduced when you remove the water from fruit. According to the American Heart Association, a serving of fruit is a 1/2 cup of fresh fruit or 1/4 cup of dried fruit.
Case in point: You can cut 260 calories (and 50 grams of sugar!) by eating 100 grams of fresh mango instead of dried, sweetened mango.
11. Stick With Low-Fat Cooking Techniques
Given the choice, always go for low-fat cooking preparations like baked, broiled, steamed, and sautéed over pan-fried, fried, or deep-fried. For example, half of a fried chicken breast is 364 calories, while the same amount of chicken that has been roasted is 193 calories, saving you 171 calories.
12. Box Up (or Share) Half Your Meal
I get a sinking feeling each time I study The Cheesecake Factory menu and discover that even the herb-crusted salmon is 920 calories! And it’s not just big chains that serve up big calorie bombs, either.
A 2013 study found that local/non-chain restaurants average 1,200 calories per meal, and concluded 92 percent of meals exceeded what you should eat in one sitting. Instead of walking out decidedly stuffed, share your meal or exit gracefully with a to-go box in hand. It’ll save you up to 600 calories — and you have another meal ready to go!
13. Hack Your Comfort Foods
Virtually everyone gets a food craving at some point, and it’s usually for something salty, carby, creamy, or sweet. Figure out what you regularly crave, and find a lighter swap to satisfy it.
For example, I replace my weekly (don’t judge!) ice cream cravings with these frozen banana pops. I get something icy and sweet and I save 113 calories compared to my usual cup of strawberry ice cream. You get the idea, but here are other examples:
The TakeawayIf you’re just starting out on your weight-loss journey, these 13 tips can help you cut calories and transition to healthier eating habits.
Cleaning up your diet is half the weight-loss battle, so don’t stop there — combine your new healthy eating plan with consistent, challenging workouts. You won’t get six-pack abs by eating kale salads and kicking it on the couch all week. Work on your nutrition and fitness and you’ll get the results you want.
What is Daily Sunshine?
Daily Sunshine is a healthy 3-in-1 smoothie for kids that’s been designed specifically for their unique dietary needs. We know how hard it is to get kids to eat right, so our goal was to not only create a healthy snack you feel good about them having but also make an easy snack that they’d actually ask for!
The Daily Sunshine smoothie comes in two flavors: smooth and creamy Chocolate and fruity and sweet Strawberry Banana. Each is made with organic fruits and vegetables,* organic pea protein, and healthy fats, and has 3 grams of fiber, probiotics from Bacillus coagulans, vitamins C & E, calcium, and vitamin D. Here is Daily Sunshine’s Strawberry Banana Nutrition Facts label and Daily Sunshine’s Chocolate Nutrition Facts label so you can check it out!
In short, Daily Sunshine has carefully been formulated to include the building blocks of nutrition kids need to help them grow up healthy and strong, and 4 out of 5 pediatricians approve its formula.
The ingredients in Daily Sunshine differ slightly depending on which flavor you choose. But both the Chocolate and Strawberry Banana flavors have a fruit and veggie blend of apple, sweet potato, flaxseed, spinach, blueberry, acerola cherry, and strawberry.
We were just as careful about what we didn’t put in Daily Sunshine as what we did put in there. That’s why Daily Sunshine is soy-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO, and it contains NO artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. Get Daily Sunshine here!
How do I make Daily Sunshine?
If you’re a busy parent you’ll love that Daily Sunshine smoothies are quick to prepare. Simply mix one serving with 8 fl. oz. water, shake it up, and you’ve got a healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free snack.
Will my kids like Daily Sunshine?
Sources say yes! Daily Sunshine has been rigorously taste-tested by the toughest critics… kids! We know how hard it is to help your kids eat healthy, which is why we worked hard to make Daily Sunshine a healthy smoothie that has a taste that’s kid-approved! They can enjoy it in the mornings on the way to school, as part of their lunch, as an after-school snack, or even between soccer practice and music lessons.
Daily Sunshine vs Shakeology. What’s the difference?
Daily Sunshine provides key nutrients in a simple yet healthy formula designed for young, growing bodies. Shakeology focuses on providing an array of exotic superfoods, adaptogens, prebiotics, digestive enzymes, and other important nutrients for adult bodies. While they both have unique ingredients, Daily Sunshine and Shakeology contain some overlapping essential ingredients, but at different levels, in order to suit the nutritional needs of kids and adults.
Can I drink both Daily Sunshine and Shakeology?
Absolutely! If adults like to enjoy Shakeology as a part of a healthy breakfast or as a mid-morning snack, it’s OK to treat themselves to Daily Sunshine as a healthy afternoon snack or late-night munchie killer.
Is it OK to mix Daily Sunshine with Shakeology?
We don’t recommend mixing Daily Sunshine and Shakeology into one shake. The reason is because these products were designed to be prepared individually and are not intended to be mixed with other Beachbody Nutritional products, including our Beachbody Performance line.
What You Don’t Know About Me … By Shaun T
1. My favorite food: French fries.
2. My least favorite food: Raw vegetables.
3. My idea of a perfect meal: My healthy perfect meal is sweet potatoes, pork chops, more sweet potatoes, and either spinach or asparagus. My fun unperfect meal is French fries, a Philly cheesesteak with fried onions, salt, pepper, mayo, and ketchup. Oh. My. Gosh.
4. What motivates me when I’m not in the mood to work out or eat healthy: Rest motivates me.
5. My guilty pleasure: I never feel guilty about anything, really, but… horror movies, amusement parks, and funnel cake.
6. One thing I’m really good at: I’m very creative.
7. One thing I’m really bad at: Acting.
8. How I clear my head after a crappy day: Go to a spa.
9. The song (or type of music) that always puts me in a good mood: (Breaks into song…”Oh, I wanna dance with somebody/I wanna feel the heat.”) Mmmm…Whitney Houston does it every time!
10. The talent I would most like to have: Acting.
11. Who I admire and why: Serena Williams because she’s amazing. She’s defied so many different odds.
12. The qualities I most admire in someone: Honesty, which in my terms is keeping it real, and authenticity.
13. The things I most value in my friends: Loyalty, loyalty, loyalty.
14. Three qualities that have gotten me to where I am today: Authenticity, flexibility, and honesty.
15. The change I’d like to see in my industry: I would like to see more authenticity, less about the body and more about the mind.
16. The best advice I’ve ever gotten: My grandfather always told me to strive to be in peak physical condition.
17. The best advice I could give someone: Just be 100 percent authentic to who you are.
18. My greatest achievement is: I think my greatest achievement so far for me was being recognized as a distinguished alumni at my university [Rowan University], because that’s kind of major.
19. My idea of a perfect day: Get up, have coffee, play tennis, eat lunch, work out, get a massage, go to the movies, and then go to bed by 8:30.
1. Strengthen your mind.
Self-confidence is a state of mind that can be achieved through intentional action. Allotting time to nurture your mind, body and spirit (preferably one hour a day) can be done in a variety of ways. I prefer to read, exercise and meditate in the morning. If you’re not taking time for yourself, then you’re allowing someone or something to shape your view of the world.
—Dustin Cucciarre, BryghtAds Inc.
2. Discard the negative thoughts you don’t need.
A whole new branch of psychology is dedicated to mindfulness, but it boils down to this: Negative thoughts and insecurities pop up like pimples. And, like pimples, picking at them—even if you mean to discredit and burst that negative bubble—ultimately makes it worse. So, mindfulness practice teaches you to treat thoughts as tools. Use and strengthen the ones you need; discard the ones you don’t.
—Manpreet Singh, TalkLocal
3. Live a lifestyle of personal growth.
Putting yourself into courses or professional relationships that force you to grow ensures that you’re always expanding, which in turn generates confidence and humility. From therapeutic programs to leadership programs to physical programs, committing to this kind of regular growth and showing up and being fully present are the keys to confidence.
—Corey Blake, Round Table Companies
4. Learn about impostor syndrome.
Many professionals will at some point experience a psychological phenomenon known as imposter syndrome, complete with feelings of inadequacy and a fear that everything accomplished to date has been through sheer luck. To overcome this, learn to internalize accomplishments. Peer groups are a great place to talk it out and build confidence.
—Joel Holland, Video Blocks
5. Dress for success.
No matter what level of business you’re in, it’s important to dress for the client you want, rather than the client you have. There’s this idea of working from home in PJs. The most successful people get up early and dress like they’re off for a day at the office, and it’s reflected in their attitude. When you look good, you feel good and you’re more confident, too.
—Nicole Munoz, Start Ranking Now
6. Take an improv class.
Improv classes make you think on your toes in front of an audience. Being on stage helps grow your confidence; being in front of crowds teaches you how to think and react quickly—all things that translate well to a boardroom or public speaking opportunity.
—Brooke Bergman, Allied Business Network Inc.
7. Produce a high-quality personal brand.
I believe that a key component to building self-confidence is in publicly building one’s own brand. This can be done through the creation of high-quality content like blog posts, e-books, podcasts or video content. Even if it doesn’t receive much traction initially, the fact that you have a body of work that you are proud to refer others to can make a big difference in your self-confidence.
—Joshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets, Inc.
8. Recognize your value outside of your work.
Your self-confidence needs to be rooted in who you are completely outside of your success in business. So find ways to get connected with yourself and grow. Perhaps volunteer, do pro-bono work, meditate, work out, read, hang out with friends. Whatever it takes for you to see your value regardless of how well [you’re doing professionally].
—Darrah Brustein, Network Under 40 / Finance Whiz Kids
In America, the 4th of July means three things:
Family, fireworks and, what we’re going to talk about here: food.
Gathering for a meal in the warm summer air as firecrackers pop in the distance is an experience close to our hearts.
We treat ourselves to hot dogs, hamburgers, cakes and pies decorated like American flags, and wash them down with cold beer. While we support and gladly participate in these customs, it’s our job here at Beachbody to provide healthier options that also honor flavor and tradition.
So without further ado, here are five healthy 4th of July recipes from FIXATE, perfect for serving at this year’s Independence Day celebration, or really, any time.
That all-American cheeseburger vibe, without the carbs of a bun! If you’re a little wary of this eggplant bun business, we get it. It sounds weird, and not at all like a feasible bread alternative. But trust us! The thick slices of grilled eggplant add a ton of flavor, acting as nutritious bookends to a juicy, grass-fed beef patty topped with melty cheese, grilled peppers and onions, mustard and FIXATE ketchup.
Add some red to your Independence Day spread with this FIXATE Summer Tomato Salad. Fresh Roma tomatoes are accompanied by yellow bell pepper, thin-sliced scallions and julienned daikon radish, creating a satisfying mix of natural flavor and texture. Dressed with FIXATE’s sweet and refreshing Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette, this salad counts for 1 green and 1 orange (the dressing), making it the perfect light side to a rich cheeseburger — especially the tomato-less Cheeseburger with Eggplant Bun mentioned above. It’s the whole package! Throw this together for your own celebration, or bring it as an easy, healthy and crowd-pleasing potluck dish.
Vegetarian Portobello Sliders
You don’t need meat to make a delicious, juicy burger. This recipe for Vegetarian Portobello Sliders is quick and simple, plus the Fixate recipe video is chock-full of useful cooking tips from chef Bobby Calabrese. Did you know there’s a wrong way to wash mushrooms? And that you can use a cookie cutter to create slider-sized buns? Also, marinating in a plastic bag cuts calories. Who knew? Okay, back to the recipe…
According to Autumn Calabrese, these Portobello sliders contain 40 percent fewer calories than traditional mini beef burgers, and two sliders account for 1 green, 2 yellows, 1 blue, and 2 teaspoons for the marinade. Topped with fresh lettuce, tomato, onions and vegan Worcestershire sauce, these plant-based burgers are perfect for a crowd, especially if you’ve got friends or family with varying dietary restrictions.
Cucumber Hummus Roll-Ups
Cucumbers are the coolest summer vegetable (even though they’re technically a fruit), not only because of the cool sensation they provide but also because you can slice them thin to make fun appetizers like these Cucumber Hummus Roll-Ups! Tangy hummus and roasted red peppers are wrapped in crisp cucumber strips, creating a wholesome and flavorful finger food that’s sure to please. Four of these rolls make a serving and count for half a green container and half a blue. Now that’s what we call a light snack.
And while it’s easiest to slice the cucumbers with a mandolin, it can also be done with a veggie peeler or knife. Just be careful! After the slicing part is figured out, your kids can help with the rolling part. It’s that easy.
Dill Cucumber Salad
Like we said before, cucumbers are the coolest veggie of summer, and Fixate’s Dill Cucumber Salad is a bowl of bright sweet and earthy flavors. Thin-sliced English hothouse cucumbers and red onion are seasoned with apple cider vinegar, raw honey and fresh dill, and each serving accounts for just one green container. Thanks, Autumn! Like the Summer Tomato Salad above, this is a great throw-together dish to accompany more robust entrees like a burger or steak.
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