Great New York Times article..http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html?hp&_r=0&pagewanted=all
First day back to work life for most people. How would this day, this year, feel to your body if you were working out and eating healthier?
Thanksgiving is coming up!
Here are Six Tips:
1. If you're cooking and have to "taste" the creations, make sure the "taste" is just that and not equal to a small meal. Or a large meal for that matter. Especially if you plan on dining with your guests.
2. For the dinner aspect, take a "smaller" portion first so when you go back for seconds, taking another "smaller" portion equals a whole portion. Math!
3. There is no excuse for making yourself sickly from over eating. Do you really enjoy being so sickly full? Probably not.
4. There is no amount of exercise you can do the next day that will make up for a marathon eating day. If you were running an actual marathon or doing an Ironman triathlon, calorie wise, you might be fine. But then again, eating like that before that type of event would completely hinder your performance. Either way, not a good idea.
5. Make your own plate of food if it’s not a served meal. You decided how much you get. Not the person who’s handing it to you.
6. Mindful eating helps. Enjoying and being thankful for your food is good. Enjoing and being thankful for those around you is wonderful. It's a matter of focus.
Michelle has done some incredible things! She's making such a difference in the nutrition of our future generation, there is hope to combat obesity! People wonder why health costs are high? Data from the 2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet $174 billion: Total costs of diagnosed diabetes in the United States in 2007, $116 billion for direct medical costs , $58 billion for indirect costs (disability, work loss, premature mortality). And that's just diabetes.
It's a new year. You've decided to eat oatmeal for breakfast in the mornings. How do you make it sweeter with out adding sugar? Add some fruit- a few slices of banana, apples or what ever fruit you enjoy before you start cooking the oats. If you're looking for berries, try the frozen organic fruit.
It's the holidays!! Do you remember the tip from Thanksgiving? If you plan on going back for seconds, make sure the first portion you choose is a "taste portion." Then, if it's delicious, then go back for another taste size portion. Why not start now and have a healthy and happy holiday season? Yes, healthy. It just feels better.
Some people are cooking. Some people are cooking and eating.
Countdown to Thanksgiving. Tip for the day: If you plan on going back for seconds, make sure the first portion you choose is a "taste portion." Then, if it's delicious, then go back for another taste size portion.
Thanksgiving tip for the day #2: Some Thanksgiving food can be amazing tasty. Some can be just ok. If it's just ok, don't bother having more than the first bite. Both you and I know it's not worth it. Why eat something if you don't like it?
One week from today is Thanksgiving. What are you looking forward to the most? Friends and family getting together? Delicious food? Or eating until you feel really sick and then regretting it for the next week? This is a good time to practice enjoying the food your eating rather than how much you can eat. Remember, there is no contest of who can eat the most or who can feel the most sick. Feeling better, feeling good, enjoying the holiday is a great way to go.