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17 Healthy Tips and Suggestions

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 person needs at least 1 gallon of water per day. (Rule of Thumb, 1oz. of water per pound of body weight including if you are a very active individual)!.

8. If you have a craving for breads or pastas, go with wheat breads instead of white breads or 12 grain.

9. Cut out regular sodas completely.

10. Avoid simple sugars and saturated fats 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, sweet n’ low or nutra-sweet instead of regular sugar

16. Use a variety of spices to make your food less bland

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

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