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My “Seasonings Eatings” Tips


Monday, December 02, 2013

I am not an expert, and do not play one on TV either, but here are a few short tips that I have compiled that help me. ****Your mileage may vary****

Drink lots of water – Staying hydrated is important for lots of reasons, but falsely signaling hunger is one. emoticon

Stay nourished – Also important for lots of reasons, but lacking in vitamins or nutrients can signal hunger until we fill that void. Fill your body with good foods ahead of time, in hopes to avoid a binge by taking the edge off cravings induced by lack of vitamins/nutrients. emoticon

(water & being well nourished are my goals daily, but especially important before a party)

As I understand it, it is not about the calories per meal, or calories per day even, it is the calories over the course of the week. So make good choices when you can leading up to an event - like the week before, days before, and/or day of. I try to stay lower carb/lower GI index leading up to the event, and then use this opportunity as a “reset/refeed” so that I can enjoy it guilt free. emoticon

I know there will be plenty of the high fat-high carb combo bombs brought by others, which are the culprits for making me fat - the HF/HC combination. emoticon I am not gluten intolerant, but I will puff up like a puffer fish for a few days after indulging. emoticon (I have done the math – it is usually 3 inches on the waist, 3lbs on the scale, for 3 days!) So I make sure that my contribution to the party is a healthier alternative. No HFCS, no wheats, no transfat, no veggie oils, no frankenfoods – use only real ingredients. And since everything else looks sinfully delicious, and I already know what my results will be (3-3-3) and if I accept that (which I will because I have already been preparing for it all week) emoticon then I will take a small serving of whatever I want. (I use the serving utensil to actually cut it in half) emoticon

Things I do the day of to help ensure it is guilt free:
-I make it a point to consume protein beforehand
-Strategic exercise to activate Glut-4 (things like 60-90 seconds of squats, pushups, dips, lunges minutes beforehand, and then again 1.5 hours after) emoticon

I also try to avoid fruity mixed drinks with High Fructose Corn Syrup. (actually I don't drink much at all but try to avoid those if you must drink) emoticon

Drink even more water – before, during, after – especially after. For every gram of carb you consume during the festivities your body will retain almost an additional 3 grams of water. This is why you’ll feel bloated like a puffer fish the day(s) after a party. Remember, the more water you give your body, the less it will hold onto. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Stay off the scale for a few days. emoticon
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MTN_KITTEN 4/4/2014 9:44AM

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AMANDANCES 3/7/2014 10:13AM

    I like these tips! Good for all major holidays :)

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TREYONE 3/6/2014 8:27PM

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1BEACHWALKER 2/16/2014 4:35PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing! Good to know!!! emoticon

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DIBANANA 1/5/2014 8:47PM

  Good advice. Thanks

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EVER-HOPEFUL 12/14/2013 4:37PM

    great advice sorry i took my time getting round to read it.hope all is alright your end. emoticon

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HAPPYJUNEBUG 12/12/2013 12:31PM

    Enjoy the holiday parties! :)

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DOTTIEJANE1 12/12/2013 11:47AM

    Thank you for sharing great advice .

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NORWOODGIRL 12/8/2013 3:31PM

    Excellent advice - and not just for the holiday season.

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REJOHNSON3 12/8/2013 6:33AM

    Yes, these tips are very good and timely. Most of us are aware of them but it is so good to be reminded of them - so be alert, and be aware of what you are consuming and do it in moderation.

Congratulations to you for you commitment to being more healthy. Keep up the good work. And just keep doing it too.

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LUCYSPARKS 12/5/2013 9:33PM

    emoticon for the good information.

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DANCINCAJUN1 12/3/2013 11:26PM

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68ANNE 12/3/2013 8:06PM

    I had not considered that before. Thank you so much, I will use this tips with abandon!

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NAMAARIA 12/2/2013 10:16PM

    Great to have a plan!!! Thanks!

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JUMPINJULIE 12/2/2013 9:43PM

    Great blog.

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DEBBYFROMMT 12/2/2013 9:28PM

    Excellent! I will do this too!

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NO-MAS-2013 12/2/2013 9:18PM

    Thanks for the tips!

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SPOONGIRLDEB 12/2/2013 7:54PM

    Good tips, now if I could just tattoo them inside my eyelids so I actually *remember* them when it counts LOL!!!!

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WALNUTT1961 12/2/2013 7:42PM

    Thanks for the tips!

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TOKIEMOON 12/2/2013 5:52PM

    Thank for the tips - there's a couple I hadn't heard of. (Like what you eat for the entire week.)

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BIGPAWSUP 12/2/2013 5:27PM

    You got this!!!

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FISHINGLADY66 12/2/2013 4:54PM

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 12/2/2013 4:15PM

    Great tips for the upcoming holiday season!

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IMAVISION 12/2/2013 3:42PM

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God bless!

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NEWKATHYNOW 12/2/2013 3:19PM

    I love this blog! Thanks so much for sharing great tips! emoticon emoticon

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NEVERORNOW 12/2/2013 3:14PM

    emoticon Great advice!!!

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MOTHEPRO 12/2/2013 2:53PM

    Great tips! Thank you for sharing.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 12/2/2013 2:32PM

    I love your plan. I love the way you think and eat. I would be in pretty good shape if I followed your advice.

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MZKYNDLY 12/2/2013 1:30PM

    I don't know why it was so hard for me to learn the whole hydrate thyself woman, a while BUT now that it finally stuck? I realize just how much of my eating was actually thirst.

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PEZMOM1 12/2/2013 1:30PM

    emoticon plans

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CHANGE4FIT 12/2/2013 1:23PM

    Grea tips for the holiday---actually any indulgent time!

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PATTISTAMPS 12/2/2013 12:28PM

    Great tips! I will try to take your excellent advice!

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TDMLUVZSNOOPY 12/2/2013 12:25PM

    Thanks for the tips! I really needed some good tips.

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DALID414 12/2/2013 12:24PM

    So funny, I just used that 'I play one on TV' line this morning!
Definitely agree with your advice. emoticon

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LOSTLIME 12/2/2013 12:14PM

    Wonderful blog! Thank you for the tip ideas!

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BRASKIN 12/2/2013 12:10PM

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ARUNNINGKAT 12/2/2013 12:09PM

    Great tips! I have been putting together a "plan of attack" for this holiday season and will definitely add a few of your suggestions.

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LISBETHSALANDER 12/2/2013 12:01PM

    Excellent suggestions and sound plan. I have never strategically included squats before events and it is a really interesting approach. I think I'll have to add this (before and after) to see how it works for me. Thanks so much and best wishes for a healthy holiday season!

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SLENDERELLA61 12/2/2013 11:58AM

    Great blog! Great tips. Thanks for sharing.

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