“effective/enjoyable” balance in life

18 Jan

Good tips and solutions for the weekend regarding food intake and exercise!

1.) Keep a water bottle with you. This will serve as a good reminder to
continue drinking water and will help you stay hydrated, prevent you from
becoming too hungry, as well as help you resist the temptation to reach for
a soda or sugar-packed beverage.

2.)  Set some “weekend specific” goals that you’d like to accomplish, such
as three cardio sessions for at least 30 minutes each. I always try to get a walk in on the hills of Valpolicella or at the lake. Snowshoeing is great and of course, now with the season, Skiing!!!

3.) If you plan on being on the go, put together some healthy snacks in
convenient places, such as the glove compartment of your car, your purse, or
gym bag. Cut up vegetables and put them in zip lock bags. You might also put
some peanut butter, cottage cheese, or humus in small containers as well.

This way you’ll always have a healthy, convenient snack ready to eat
whenever you start to feel hungry. This also helps to keep energy level up,
your metabolism working efficiently, and will help you from getting so
hungry that you lose control and make unwise food choices later in the day.

4.) Load up on vegetables first. At almost every social gathering there are
vegetable trays and other veggie options. Eat a good size portion of these
first before you tackle the potluck or buffet line.
I try I try… I went to a conference on Saturday and just beefed up on all the tramezzini and panini! Too good, no veggies there.

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