And remember, if you have any fixes you would like to share, please Let us know ! I would love to put together a list that is comprised of tips from you our readers!
5 Tips For A Healthier You Part III
- Snack, Snack Away
Yes, snack, just do it with fruits and veggies. Pick the high fiber, lower sugar versions that will fill you up without spiking your blood with too much sugar! I love fuji apples with a teaspoon of almond butter. Another go to for me is cold broccoli that I steamed the day before dipped in hummus!
- H2O Baby!
Drink more water. Water will improve the natural glow of your skin, flush out toxins, reduce bloat and it can suppress your appetite. I always have a large glass by my computer, and I bring a large bottle with me wherever. I like to have a few bottles in rotation that I fill with an inch of water, then freeze it – when I add my water to it, it stays ice cold!
- Be Prepared for Lunch
I am all about the prep. I make food ahead of time so that I am not tempted when pizza walks by me! I make hummus, chicken and chop veggies for salads on Sunday and Wednesday. I bring my healthy lunch with me when I am on the go. It’s one of the best ways to stay on track. I also know the total caloric intake which is a huge help when I am tracking my calories for the day. I have weighed out my food so I know precisely what I am consuming – better than any store bought or restaurant meal when you are counting calories!
How many cups of coffee are you having in the morning? If it’s more than 1, it may be too many. Coffee is not bad for you, it’s only when you start having multiple cups, and if you are the person adding cream and sugar to each one. This may leave you feeling overly jittery which makes it hard to concentrate. Why not have a cup of green tea in place of your 2nd cup? Studies have shown that green tea can boost metabolism – even better!
Eat it. Period. Don’t skip meals, and especially do not skip breakfast. You want to get your engine – metabolism -up and running. Stoke the fire if you will with a high protein and high fiber meal. This will keep you full til lunch and nourish you after the great workout you had too! Eating will keep your metabolism going which is how we burn those calories away!
Susy Sedano is a Content Producer, a fitness enthusiast and an avid cook of healthy meals. She prides herself on creating healthy dishes for family and friends, and is always on the hunt for new workouts and recipes! Despite her hectic non-stop work and fitness schedules, she is a “girl’s girl” and a student of life!
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