I often tell clients that they can have a 2 lbs allowance for the holidays. It forces them to be mindful and it leads to them actually losing weight over the holidays. Also, understand what a second helping actually means calorie wise and you might think twice. Another big no no is mistaking thirst for hunger. Make it a point to push the water intake. And lastly, remember we are relational beings and people are more important than food. Hard to appreciate them if you're in a food coma.
Posted by Nicki Anderson
Edited by Functional Fitness of DuPage
Julie Burks explains:
-adhere to regular workouts
-follow a meal plans (breakfast every day, frequent small meals, fruits and veggies at each meal and sufficient water)
-eat a healthy snack before attending holiday gatherings
-go easy on alcohol, caffeine, energy drinks and soda
-eat foods that combat stress (salmon, tuna, turkey, chicken, beans and legumes, walnuts and other nuts, flaxseed, olive oil, whole grains, oats, asparagus, spinach and other dark green veggies, pomegranate, berries and dark chocolate (72% cocoa o
This week has been very busy… but after watching a video on YouTube that brought back memories about how major food companies use Cochineal beetles to dye many major food items, so I just had to post this blog to help raise more awareness about this ongoing problem.
The holiday season has started! So what does this mean? It means we all have a lot of extra things to get done, and more things to go do such as parties and holiday gatherings. These gatherings inadvertently mean a lot more food, alcohol, dessert, and more. It is also the time of year where we see family we haven’t in a long time, meet spouses of bosses and coworkers, and hopefully do it all with continuing to maintain our health, while feeling and looking amazing.
Can you exercise on a regular basis and not be healthy? Can you fill your body with healthy foods and still not be healthy? The answer to both questions is, yes! If you are exercising and still fueling your body with empty calories then you are like a hamster running on a wheel. Its little legs are going and going but he isn’t getting anywhere and neither are you. The same goes for exercise. If you are feeding your body nutritious foods but you aren’t strengthening your muscles your body will not function to the best of its ability.
Today I will be discussing a pretty hot topic, I don’t know if you saw a few days ago on the news or online, a Dr Aseem Malhotra published an article in The British medical journal that begins questioning the myth that saturated fat is the cause of heart disease.
According to Dr Malhotra food containing saturated fats is being overstated and demonized by the current food guidelines that we are provided.