Is Eating Healthy Easy?

Morning!  Oh my Lordy was it great to sleep in this morning!  I may even take a nap later on too. ;)  It’s super windy and super cool outside.  My kind of weather!  Don’t get me wrong, I like warm weather, but I really love cool, windy days.  I love long sleeves and scarves.  Ahhh. :)

The summers here in Arkansas are let’s just say, brutal.  The humidity is like 100% all the time, so I know that I will be wishing for weather like this in a month or so.

Is Eating Health Easy?

I purchased the new Fitness magazine yesterday and there is this great article about healthy eating made easy.  This title really got my attention, especially with the struggles that I have been having lately.

Here are some of the things that really jumped out at me:

  1. Find your balance.  What works for you, may not work for someone else.  Quality is just as important as quantity.  Reach for items that are loaded with vitamins and nutrients.  Stay away from starchy veggies
  2. Stop the endless grazing.  Sometimes eating six small meals a day can actually lead to more eating.  This one really intrigued me, mainly because I have always heard that eating many small meals is a more balanced way to do things.  Step one comes into play here.  After you find your balance, you should find out what works for you when it comes to the meals.  I am not saying reach for the 100 Calorie packs when you get hungry, but actually eating three fully balanced meals and maybe a couple of snacks during the day is the best way.
  3. Write down what you eat.  Not only does this hold you accountable, it helps you see what you are actually putting into your body.  When you start to put on the weight, and you wonder why, then you can refer back to your food intake and know the answer.  Of course there are other things that may cause you to gain weight.
  4. Stock your kitchen for success.  Just because you buy the healthy items, doesn’t mean that you are going to eat them.  When you purchase fruits and veggies, pre-cut them and get them ready to use.  Also, put them in your eye line.  If you see it, you will eat it.
  5. Afternoon treats.  If you know that you get cravings late in the afternoon, plan for it.  Don’t set yourself up to fail by reaching for something that is high in calories.  Place some healthy items around the office or even in the car, to help you make better choices.
  6. If you cave, instead of feeling like a failure, put your big girl panties on and move on.  I think cutting yourself down only adds to this love/hate relationship that some of us can have with food.

Here are some things that the article suggests you stock your kitchen with:

  • Milk.  Milk can help restore your muscles after a really hard workout.
  • full-fat cheese
  • Greek yogurt
  • frozen veggies
  • healthy frozen meals (less than 400 calories, less than 500 mg of sodium)
  • less-sodium lunch meat
  • cleaned and portioned frozen fish fillets
  • whole-grain cereal, crackers and pasta
  • peanut butter
  • canola oil

Breakfast:

 

100 Calorie Thomas English Muffin, chocolate nut butter, 1/2 of a banana, and some chia seeds.

I am thoroughly enjoying just setting here and chilling out this morning, but I do have to get my sweat on!!

Workout:

I will be doing Jessica Smiths work out, Total Body Tune Up.

 

Sweat Pink Blog Love:

Want a new t-shirt!?!  Go check this out!  Get Chicking Movement  My SPA Sister Cait has put together this great shirt for girls who are super chick!

 

Have a great morning and a great day!!  I will talk to you guys later! :)

5 thoughts on “Is Eating Healthy Easy?

  1. Hi Pink Friend!!!!!

    Love the hint about preparing your kitchen for success…chopping up veggies to have them ready to grab quickly is SUCH a great idea, because when I’m hungry I often don’t have the patience to prepare healthy stuff. Thanks for the tips!

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