Friday, July 26, 2013

Get Fit Friday Week 5

When you feel like you HAVE to have something sweet, don't deprive yourself from your craving. You can have a slice of pie, but get a small piece. Just enough to fill that craving OR you can go with a healthier option. Yoplait yogurt Popsicles and Greek yogurt have saved me from diving into a bucket of ice cream plenty of times.

If you like energy drinks, a better option for you If you're an energy drink type of person, your better option would be the Monster teas. They are only 20 calories per can and they are delicious.

OR you could even make your own energy drink. I've found several DIY recipes online. I 've yet to try any, but I might soon!

It’s okay to splurge now and then, but remember a moderation splurge is way different than a binge splurge. You want to control the potions you eat. Eat one serving, not six.

If you're a snacker like I am, it's good to prepare little bags of 100 calorie snacks. No, I'm not talking about those rip-off ones you buy in the store where there's 2 pieces of chocolate. (Been there, done that. It's not healthy nor does it satisfy that snack attack you have.) Spend 15 minutes making your own 100 calorie snacks! Fill them up with fruit, veggies or even popcorn! Over at Hungry Girl she gives some good ideas for DIY calorie packs.

It's also a really good idea to keep a couple of your homemade 100 calorie packs in your purse for when you're out and about. If you get really hungry while out of the house, you're more than likely going to stop for some really unhealthy options at a fast food drive through. Keep little packs with you for just in case your tummy starts to grumble.

Another great tip is giving yourself a time limit with food. Try not to eat past a certain time at night. For me, I stop eating at 7:00pm. There's just something about nighttime that makes me want to nonstop eat junk food. Stopping eating at a certain time also helps you to be hungry in the morning, and breakfast IS the most important meal of the day. Skipping breakfast can cause migraines and your metabolism to slow. Your body needs that morning fuel to boost metabolism and get your blood flowing.