Many people that are on a weight loss regimen fear the holiday season. Many athletes have some fear in the holiday season as well. No one wants to gain unwanted weight during the holiday season, but you also don't want to feel left out of the festivities or should I say "Feast-tivities". Yes it is those feasts that we fear so much. We love the food, but if not proactive prior to attending those feasts all heck can break loose on the waist line.
Did you catch the recent holiday addition of the IDEA Food and Nutrition Tips Magazine? What an information packed issue, brilliantly put together with great tips to share with clients and students. I know I have been using many of them throughout the month, including in my holiday eating tips blog post. Thanks IDEA! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
My trip to the grocery store can be quite an adventure. I'm not just shopping for food. I'm peeking into other shopping carts, cleaning them out and making healthier food substituitions. Having healthy food options readily available at home makse Eating Clean that much easier. Before I head to the check out I make sure I have the following foods in my cart:· Fresh/frozen vegetables
Thanksgiving is almost upon us. Even though I have lived in the US now for well over 20 years, I have not yet quite warmed up to it. Befuddled is probably the best way to describe my reaction. I understand the tradition of family getting together. I also understand that, at its beginnings, having one day of the year where food is abundant must have felt nothing short of paradise. I realize that those poor pilgrims, sitting there with the Indians and sharing a meal, had no guarantee for another good meal for some time in the future.
We all go shopping and get gifts for our friends and loved ones. But what if you gave yourself a gift this year and didn’t gain those pounds that you would inevitably have had to work off during the spring and summer months? It’s a little over a week until Thanksgiving and another month until Christmas, but it isn’t too late to start planning how you will defend your figure during the coming weeks!Preemptive strike
Staying active is the key to fighting the holiday bulge. If you are sitting in front of food you will want to eat it but if you have a plan of action that keeps you too busy to indulge then you will consume less while others consume your servings.
I have always loved chicken and sausage gumbo. Unfortunately, when I became serious about changing my lifestyle to clean eating, I thought I had to give it up. Something about my mom's recipe including frying bacon grease and flour to make the rue just didn't seem like it would fall under the eating clean category. However, I discovered that I could still have my cake and eat it too, not literally. But, I found a Weight Watchers recipe for shrimp and sausage gumbo that I tweaked a little by replacing the shrimp with chi