by: Trisha Novotny
Record It – keep a food diary where you record everything that you eat during the day. This helps you to realize what exactly you are eating during the day A great website is
Portion it – Portion size is key – use a smaller plate. Stop using the large dinner plates fro ever meal.
No Skipping – Don’t skip breakfast – start with a healthy breakfast to jump start your metabolism, even drinking a smoothie is better then nothing
TIP: Try pink grapefruit for breakfast. It packs 25 times more beta-carotene than its paler cousin, and it’s usually sweeter. Pair it with a cup of oatmeal topped with an ounce of chopped almonds or a quarter cup of dried apricots, and you’ll have a complete breakfast with about 7 grams of fiber, a third of the daily recommendation.
Hydrate – Always keep water with you
Be Prepared – Always keep ready to eat veggie in the fridge cut up and ready
Stock your car with bottled water and healthy snacks. Buy a small portable ice chest to take your snacks and lunch for on the go. Have a small snack before the cravings hit and you’re less likely to stop for fast food.
Hold it – Hold the Mayo it can add up to 100 calories or more. Stop drowning your salad in dressing by asking for it on the side and only add in enough to add flavor.
Avoid that afternoon slump –
Choose a frozen fruit treat
Fast FOOD –
Everyday Exercise – Take the stairs, park further away. Try going up and down your stairs more than once for each trip. Do your squats while drying or curling your hair.
Snack with 100 or little more calorie snacks:
A few examples:
An orange and a few dry-roasted nuts
10 cashew nuts or 10 almonds
One medium Banana
1 cup fresh strawberries of ½ frozen
Dried apricot halves, cooked, unsweetened, 1/2 cup
1/4 cup fat-free ranch dressing with mixed raw veggies
6 Wheat Thins crackers with two teaspoons of peanut butter (or any nut butter)
1/2 cup frozen orange juice, eaten as sorbet
3 handfuls of un-buttered popcorn, seasoned with herbs
Frosted Mini-Wheat’s, 1 ounce (about 1/2 cup)
100 calorie packs of snacks sold pre-packaged.