Healthy Eating…SmartWatch…

Welcome to Tuesdays Healthy eating post…It seems like last weeks post on Intermittent fasting is something many of you are following or thinking about it certainly seems to be the way forward and is on many health professionals radar…

Healthy eating is not about deprivation but about choosing foods for the well-being of the one body we have been given…I believe as do many that we need a healthy balanced diet and the occasional treat is fine and to be enjoyed…

When I stated what I had cut out last week it was foods I believed were having a negative impact on MY body…It is foods which have empty calories, do not add anything healthy to MY diet…That’s it!

You are in charge of yours and nothing wrong with having a drink of alcohol or a biscuit or two if you fancy it… for me altogether they were having a negative impact …

Enough of that…I have attached this little chart of Sally’s for you to check out if you want…No pressure here…just conversations as to what works for us as individuals no one size fits all…

fat accumalation chart


This little table certainly focused my mind… As did Sally’s and my recent post… together we are aiming to help you reach your goals…There are some great ideas to help you with your healthy eating and some straight talking from Sally…I just provide the recipes…

Nothing worthwhile in life is easy…Think about writing a novel….That bit is easy but what comes after …editing and rewrites etc BUT we do it…Healthy eating and or weight loss is just the same so… Let’s go and do it!

Stuck for recipes? Need some inspiration?…

In this series, we look at cooking and your diet from a different perspective. Usually, we emphasize the health benefits of food and how they can be incorporated into your diet. But, what happens if you do NOT include them in your diet.

We wanted to share with you what happens if your body is deprived of individual nutrients over an extended period of time.

Smartwatch Corner!

I have a smartwatch….Yeah…It is smarter than me…Honestly not something I would ever have envisaged buying…Why? I am really not a gadgets person…Or one who has to have the latest phone person either…However when I could not have the apps I wanted on my phone because Samsung loaded all their bloatware and by the time they had done that it left me very little to play with and I ended up having to uninstall an app to add another app and my needs are small…I don’t play games, pay with my phone or any shopping channels not of my choosing…

This made me have a rethink and consequently, I bought another phone which allowed me to install the few apps I do have …It also had a pre-installed fitness app which one’s grandson alerted me too…Thank you, Aston x

It also focussed my mind…Told me how many steps I have taken in a day…Also, lots of other stuff if I wanted…I found I did…

legs people walking

Image by MabelAmber on Pixabay

Hence some research into smart watches …So starting next week there will be a smartwatch corner as I discover new things about it…That saying about there is life in the old dog yet is coming true…Haha

The lovely girl in the shop set it up and synced( get me) it to my phone…It has just waved at me and shown an image of someone getting up and walking…Please, I am writing…haha…

But joking aside it is showing me the error of my ways..She who tries but is not listening oh hallowed smartwatch… just don’t get too smart…

It has however piqued my interest about my sleep pattern for example…I was normal on all counts the first night..It also explained every step with links …I was impressed as I like to know that statements on health are backed up by research…

Then life in the form of my grandsons birthday cake stepped in…I had two pieces and enjoyed them (I also) knew I should have stuck at one…The second was I am loving my Green tea but not a good idea to have a late night pot of the said green tea( caffeine)…My smartwatch had a hissy fit yesterday morning reflected in my sleep pattern stats…

It bloody knew…Haha

Once I had digested those stats and I didn’t like them one lickle bit but I also knew what caused the blip…This morning I woke up bright and bushy-tailed unlike yesterday and my sleep pattern was much better so hopefully, tomorrows will be back to absolute normal …Smartwatch it is… I am impressed (so far)

I am also impressed by how our bodies react…A wonderful piece of machinery which we can abuse and abuse and then we can much of the time apply a little moderation and TLC and it purrs like a well-tuned car…Mine will never be a Rolls Royce but maybe, just maybe a little Honda Jazz…

Until next week…xxxx

Thank you for reading and please tell me in comments your thoughts if you have a smartwatch…x

About Carol Taylor:

Enjoying life in The Land Of Smiles I am having so much fun researching, finding new, authentic recipes both Thai and International to share with you. New recipes gleaned from those who I have met on my travels or are just passing through and stopped for a while. I hope you enjoy them.

I love shopping at the local markets, finding fresh, natural ingredients, new strange fruits and vegetable ones I have never seen or cooked with. I am generally the only European person and attract much attention and I love to try what I am offered and when I smile and say Aroy or Saab as it is here in the north I am met with much smiling.

Some of my recipes may not be in line with traditional ingredients and methods of cooking but are recipes I know and have become to love and maybe if you dare to try you will too. You will always get more than just a recipe from me as I love to research and find out what other properties the ingredients I use contain to improve our health and wellbeing.

The environment is also something I am passionate about and there will be more on this on my blog this year

Exciting for me hence the title of my blog, Retired No One Told Me! I am having a wonderful ride and don’t want to get off, so if you wish to follow me on my adventures, then welcome! I hope you enjoy the ride also and if it encourages you to take a step into the unknown or untried, you know you want to…….Then, I will be happy!

More and more of my blogging friends have joined me on MeWe…A social media site which is fairly new and which promises much without the restrictions some other social media sites are choosing to impose on many of us…Join me if you will on 


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Thank you once again for reading this post I hope you all have a great week xx



21 thoughts on “Healthy Eating…SmartWatch…

  1. Pingback: Carol Cooks2 …Weekly roundup…Phoenix, Smart Watches and The Nectar of the Gods… | Retired? No one told me!

  2. dgkaye

    Loving the smartwatch series Carol. Not sure if you’re now completely happy with your phone, but do keep in mind, if you find you’re running low on storage, get yourself and SD card and voila, tons more space! Also, you can send your photos to a cloud and make more room. ❤


    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Yes, I am happy with my new phone..Thank you, Debby I had an SD card with my other one but haven’t used a cloud for storage that sounds like a good idea…Thank you I was just fed up with Samsung and all their unwanted bloatware …I love this phone much more ..By the way I had to dig you and Sal out of spam it seems WP is at it now …haha

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      1. dgkaye

        Wow, me and Sal in spam jail together, imagine that. Well, WP has been acting so glitchy lately on my blog making it hard for visitors to comment and for myself to even navigate my blog. Let’s hope things calm down with the gremlins! 🙂 xxx

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  3. johnrieber

    Terrific, I love the concept of “moderation”…I am NEVER temped by foods, and we don’t eat dessert at all – so proud of myself -er, unless there is just ONE MORE GLASS of wine in that bottle, why leave it for another day?

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  4. tidalscribe

    Yes I had a large piece of fantastic lemon cake at my friend’s coffee morning for a good cause – I mean the coffee morning was for a good cause! But last night we had roast veg on brown rice ( well with a sprinkling of grated cheddar as well ! ) – I love roasted red peppers.

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      1. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Oh dear…Well, Sally if it is not a regular occurrence just enjoy… It must be living here as much of what I craved in the UK is just not available so I suppose over the years I have thought ..What the heck enjoy what you can have which has changed my taste buds… I did have 2 pieces of Aston’s cake though..Ice cream cake is sooooo enjoyable…But I cut the last piece into two yesterday evening one for Lily and one for Aston so temptation …Gone now…haha…You will be pleased to know I released you from WP Jail( spam) you and Debs were hiding out in there …Hugs xxxx

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      I know it is Robbie hence the two slices of b/day cake haha…But back on the straight and narrow untill next time …haha which invaribly there will be 🙂



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