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Healthy Success Tips and Principles!

By: Tamara Watt

 

1. Prepare and cook a weeks’ worth of meat on Sunday, weigh out your portions and store them in individual zip lock bags or Tupperware containers to have meals ready when you need.

2. Eat 5-6 small meals per day and include a portion of lean protein in each meal.

3. Scoop out your shakes for the next day the night before so they are ready to go with you in the morning.

4. Pack your lunch whenever possible to avoid the temptation to eat out with co-workers.

5. Prepare as many of your own meals as possible – then you know exactly what is in them!

6. Never skip breakfast.

7. Drink minimum 8 glasses of water a day to keep you hydrated and it helps keep you feeling full. An active woman needs at least 1 gallon of water per day.

8. If you have a craving for breads or pastas, go with Ezekiel and organic breads instead of white breads. 12 grain breads are a great substitute.

9. Cut out regular sodas completely.

10. Avoid simple sugars and saturated fats (packaged foods) whenever possible.

11. Try Crystal Light for a low-calorie flavored drink – you can even make Popsicles!

12. Allow yourself one cheat meal a week to have whatever you have been craving. This is the problem with crash diets they fail to realize that people have cravings and can’t stick with a program if they aren’t allowed to splurge once in a while. Plan this meal around special outings, occasions, parties, etc.

13. Switch to low calorie dressings or sauces

14. Try having sugar free Jell-O for dessert instead of cakes, chocolate or pie.

15. Try Stevia or Truvia instead of regular sugar

16. Use a variety of spices to make your food less bland (MS Dash)!

17. be creative and include your whole family in your nutritious meal plan!

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