The vast majority of people setting goals for 2015 have at least one health related or fitness goal. While working out is half of the battle, eating right makes up the other half.
Here are some simple tips to get your eating back on track.
Curb your sweet tooth - Sweet cravings can be a killer and dangerous
when you have some cookies or chocolate around the house. Before you
reach for that piece of chocolate, reach for some fruit! Perhaps a slice
of apple with almond butter?
2. Stock up on diet-friendly foods -
having a stock of raw nuts, fat-free plain yogurt, and fresh fruits and
vegetables can help you stay in control at home. From healthy snacking
to low-calorie substitutions (plain yogurt is a healthy exchange for
sour cream) these food will help you stay on track!
your proteins - while many people focus on meals that are low-carb,
proteins can carry a lot of hidden fat and extra calories! If you
protein source takes up more than half of your plate, it is too much!
Fruits and vegetables should make up half of your plate with proteins
and whole grains sharing the other half!
4. Don't let happy hour
get too...happy - when you know you are heading out for a night on the
town, there are a few things to remember so that you don't drink too
many calories. Blended drinks such as daiquiris and margaritas are full
of unnecessary calories! Switch to a wine spritzer or even soda water
with a splash or juice!
5. Find your balance - do not ever feel
like you have to deprive yourself. If you want a piece of chocolate
cake, eat it! Just remember that calories in = calories out. If you
spurge a bit then run the extra miles that day or the next. It's all
While there are SO MANY things to do to reach those
health and fitness resolutions of yours, these five simple tips are
easy enough to stick to without any need for a life-changing behavior!
Make this your best year yet!
This year decorating was a special moment with both the little ones being able to pitch in.
I finally got smart and asked her what she would like to be, then went out and bought her a costume. Perhaps I took a little bit of the fun out of it for Stella but, each year, I get tired of vetoing all of her choices because they are too skimpy, or too “adult” for her. And, it turns out, she is very happy with her more than appropriate witch outfit.
As for Carter, I could never have imagined how much easier having a boy would be. His mind changes constantly, which to me translates to mean that he really will be happy with anything. So at this point, as long as it doesn’t require him to wear a hat or headpiece for too long and it involves him going from house to house, we are in the clear. A dinosaur will be walking the streets tonight.
As always, making sure that Halloween is a safe and happy holiday, I will be taking some steps. While we all know the safety tips on checking the kids’ candy, it is equally important to make sure that the kids are safe while walking around trick or treating.
Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
See more at: http://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips#sthash.MIhjlWkm.dpuf.
Cheers to all you parents out there as you fold, zip, tuck, and pin your little ones into their Halloween costumes.
Have a safe Halloween and don't be afraid to eat some of that candy, after all, it's no good for the kids!