New Year’s Eve traditionally is celebrated with cheers, kisses, champagne and – oh yes, resolutions to achieve goals such as shedding pounds. One way to achieve that desire to lose weight: Make attainable, measurable goals. Here are some suggestions, and we look forward to getting your feedback.
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Want to hear four words you’ll never hear me utter in front of my children, especially my daughter? “I’m on a diet.”
I am all about teaching my children to eat healthy and get active, don’t get me wrong…but I also don’t want them to look at me, a healthy, normal-sized woman, and think that I’m “fat,” or that food restriction is something they, too, should engage in. Ideally, they’ll grow up to eat healthfully and exercise regularly and be so happy with their bodies that they will never learn what dieting is.
Q: What’s all this I hear about dandelion flowers? I thought they were just weeds growing in my backyard!
A: We all recognize dandelions as the pesky flowers that grow in our backyards, in cracks in the sidewalk and just about everywhere! While they may seem pesky, these delicate yellow blooms have some incredible health benefits.
If you dread dry, bland diet breakfast food (fiber cereal, anyone?), these moist muffins will make mornings happy again. With just 136 calories and a single gram of fat, they’re a light, sweet start to the day or a deliciously guilt-free mid-morning snack. Bananas boost energy, while fiber-rich flaxseed fills you up, keeping those weight-loss efforts on track!
“‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, dieters were wishing that they’d eaten less than a mouse.”
Maybe that’s not quite how the poem goes, but many of us, by Christmas, wish that we’d done better in staying on our diets. If you’re dreaming of sugar plums but want a slim waist as well, we’ve got the tips you need to avoid gaining weight this year.
With Thanksgiving in a few weeks, we’re getting into the full swing of the holiday season. You may already have party invitations in the mail and travel plans on the calendar. Do you feel a bit worried about getting it all done while managing to stay fit and still enjoying the special occasions that come only once a year?
It’s definitely possible to have a healthy holiday season without having to deprive yourself of goodies and special treats. Here are a few guidelines to help get you through:
Do you find yourself tearing open a bag of chips and crunching away after a heated debate with your hubby? Or maybe all that late-night tossing and turning finally drives you from bed, sending you straight to the freezer for a few spoonfuls of ice cream? It happens to the best of us. Food becomes a source of comfort, a distraction or a reward rather than the fuel and nourishment we need to stay healthy and strong. When it happens often, the extra pounds can start to creep on.
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