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All though we try not to admit it, we know that one of our favorite holidays each year is Thanksgiving Day. We also know that it is not for our family, but for the food! The unlimited array of meat, breads and desserts can make the most resilient workout person weak in the knees. Studies show the average person gains between 8-16 pounds from Halloween until New Year’s Day. But have no fear. Here are some friendly reminders taught by the nutrition team at Live In Fitness weight loss camp on how to survive the Thanksgiving table and holiday season.
5 Everyday Items For Diet Portion Control
When it comes to making a healthy lifestyle change in your weight-loss journey, sometimes the biggest obstacle to success can be resolved with a few small changes. Yes, exercise is important; but we all know that weight-loss is 80% diet and 20% exercise. Diet, and specifically portion control, was one of the biggest changes I had to make because it was having a huge impact on my weight-loss goals.
I love to eat and I am sure you do too. Sometimes our biggest struggle is not what we eat but how much we eat. At Live In Fitness weight-loss resort, our nutritionist and chef teach that any weight-loss that is going to sustainable can only be achieve through food portion control. To take it a step further, consistent portion control is the key to reaching the weigh-loss goal line. It isn’t about depravation or starvation, but about eating enough food to keep your metabolism up and give your body the energy that it needs.
Live In Fitness Camp Weight- Loss also provides a series of scientific testing that will determine the exact amount of calories your body need to achieve weight-loss success. Give us a call and speak to a out weight-loss consultant on finding a diet and exercise plan that is right for you. Click through the simple guide to general portion sizes for food when looking to achieve and maintain weight-loss.
Beef Up Your Iphone
A piece of raw beef should be the size of an IPhone and contain about 110 calories when cooked.
Wallet Size Carbs
Wholemeal pasta, all natural egg noodles and basmati rice all provide energy without spiking your blood sugar. Make sure your portion is the size of a male’s wallet and average around 200 calories.
See Your Vegetables Clearly
The size of your vegetables should be about the size of your sunglasses stacked on their case. Work to keep 50% of your plate vegetables with a strong emphasis on green vegetables as they add only 25 calories to your meal.
Get Your Change Back With Nuts
Nuts are rich in good omega-3 fats and also have a very slow digestion rate. Try walnuts, cashews and or brazilian nuts that should be about the size of a handful of pocket change.
Unlock The Key To Dressing
If you can’t swap out your favorite salad dressings for olive oil, make sure it is at least the size of two keys and using fat-free dressing has been proven to lower your cholesterol.
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How To Maintain A Healthy Diet For The Super Busy
As we draw close to the end of the year, it seems as if we have little time for anything anymore. Christmas music is on the radio, New Year’s Eve holiday party planning has began, and it seems we never get time to break for a proper meal. We all know that having a healthy diet is essential to achieving your weight loss goals, but it seems the challenge to get or make time to maintain the proper diet and nutrition is unyielding.
Live In Fitness is here to help. As taught in our diet and nutrition behavior classes, there are a fews things you can do to keep yourself healthy and achieving your weight-loss goals. It isn’t anything fancy, but it does take decisive action and consistency. Just a few changes will have a tremendous impact on your energy and metabolism and keep you on track in reaching and exceeding your weight loss goals.
1. Never Skip A Meal – Especially Breakfast
I know that the kids must be to school by the bell at 8:05am. You may have even forgot to take the dog out for a walk. But skipping breakfast is a no no. Skipping breakfast is linked to increase weight gain, health risk and it will make you cranky a lot faster. Even if you have to eat something small or pre-packed like a granola bar, at least take something to eat to your desk in the morning to keep your metabolism going.
I know it is hard to get to the grocery store these days and do the whole meal prepping thing. Meal prepping in and of itself sometimes feels very intimidating, but it is necessary. Make time to hit the market in the evening or on the weekend. You could even research having food delivered. The better prepared you are the greater the likelihood that you will eat.
- Don’t Eat At Your Desk
I know that it is tempting, but focus eating is mandatory in weight loss. When you don’t eat where you work, you eat less, slower, and the change of scenery can do wonders to clear your head. Also eating away from work and with others make you conscience of your eating habits. Lastly eating away from your desk will also benefit your social and networking opportunities as well, as it gets you away from yourself and around other great people.
- Start Chugging Down Water.
Water is essential to keeping you hydrated, keeping headaches down, and even taking away certain hunger and cravings pangs. If you can’t stand the taste, maybe add some fruit or vegetables to serve as a natural sweetener.
- Choose Your Restaurants Wisely.
Eating out makes it so easy to cheat and even with the trend of healthy alternatives, many healthy food options are still chalked with secret sugars, fats, oils, and salts. Plan wisely. Check out apps and cruise websites before you go out, and if you are in the moment always go grilled with veggies.
- Don’t Shop When You Are Hungry
Sometimes the grocery store can be harder than a restaurant with so many tempting options to choose from. Stay around the perimeter of the store and make it a priority to shop at a time that you are are not rushed and calm so that you can make wise decisions that aren’t fast, cheap, or easy.
- Slow Down On The Liquor
Liquor is a silent killer for more reasons than the obvious. Liquor puts on unnecessary calories that will kill even the best workout plan. Tempting to splurge during happy hour? Studies show that the average drinks contains 700 calories. You must be mindful of the liquor and wine consumption, and if you are dining out plan accordingly.
If you focus on planning ahead, concentrating on meal selection and really taking care of your mind and body, you will find yourself more productive throughout the day. You want your energy to be spent in the gym and not on doctors visits. To learn more about how you can have the proper diet, weight loss and lifestyle contact Live In Fitness. Live In Fitness weight loss camp is the will give you a customize plan to get your life moving forward in the right direction.
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