Just read a very interesting article titled, "Navigating Restaurant Menus" in the IDEA Fitness Journal. It had some shocking statistics about eating out. One thing that I found intersting was that just one meal at a restaurant adds an average of 134 calories to your daily energy intake. So, if you eat out once a week, you could gain 2 pounds per year. The article also stated that most Americans eat out an average of 5.8 times per week! With that in mind, it would help to have some strategies to eat healthy while dining out.
My 4 year old daughter loves to point out that "the sun is setting in the western sky," just like in the book Goodnight Cowgirl. A few of my blog times have been interrupted as I have had an opportunity to teach, "no Zoe, the sun is rising, in the eastern sky." Day 5 went well and ended the challenge. But fear not. This is only because, as is common for most people, SUCCESS BREEDS SUCCESS. When we experience (feel, believe, witness) success, it motivates us to want more. Yes, I had embarked on a 10-day challenge, I have now turned it in to a 28 plus 5 day challenge.
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!
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.
1. Almost everyone can do it.2. Helps with weight loss/management.3. Helps to maintain strong bones.4. No special equipment other than good shoes.5. One of the simplest ways to get moving.6. Reduces symptoms of stress/depression.7. It is a low-impact exercise.8. Lowers the LDL ( bad ) cholesterol.9. Raises HDL ( good ) cholesterol.10. Can help to lower blood pressure.11. Can help with the management of type 2 diabetes. ( always work with your doctor on this & follow his/her advise )