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I love that line from Bethany Frankel's Skinny Girl: You can't wrap up your leftovers and mail them to the starving people in Africa. Therefore, I will eat 1/2 of a treat (brownie, piece of cake) and throw the rest away.
I've picked one objective to focus on for a few weeks. After a while, it just ebcomes habit. I like to pair it with a great reward. First, I gave myself a great fitness reward every week that I hit 210 fitness minutes (a new workout shirt or shorts, a subscription to a fitness magazine). After several weeks, fitness became a fun habit and something I would never miss. Next, I aimed for 8 servings of fruits and veggies a day, which went well. Now, I'm finally trying to hit my calorie range.
Add at least one Tablespoon of baking soda to the water I boil my eggs in. Also stir your eggs occasionally as they begin to boil, this keeps the yolk in the middle. The baking soda always makes the egg shells come off easily. 90 calories and packed with protein, hard boiled eggs are a great snack too.
Just one teaspoon of cinnamon has about 5% of your daily fiber quota - it is a great choice for adding flavor and fiber to your morning yogurt, toast, or smoothie.
I get bored doing the same exercise routines. In order to make sure I stay on track I look through You Tube or Spark fitness videos and choose exercises that fit in with my mood that day. I set a goal of getting exercise everyday, and choose the time according to how my day is flowing. If I feel lazy, I put on some music that pumps me up. If I feel frazzled I choose Yoga, Qigong, Pilates or meditation.
I have a clear jar on my dresser that I put one quarter in for every mile I run (or walk for fitness). It's very motivating to watch the pile of quarters climb higher as I exercise more. I have last year's jar beside the one I use for this year to help track my progress.
A plateau is the time to look back at your accomplishments and the things you need to improve. By re-evaluating these two categories you should have enough NEW information AND ideas to change your goals! Exercise is like education. . . you can only read the same book so many times and continue to learn something new! Be excited to start a "NEW BOOK"
When you are stuck in a plateau, drink four or more glasses of green tea a day with a squeeze of lemon or lime! Do not add sugar. If you must have a sweetener, add a little bit of honey!
Chia seeds are a complete source of dietary protein, providing all the essential amino acids. Chia causes a slow release of carbohydrates and the slow converting of carbohydrates into glucose (blood sugar) for energy. They help to control weight. Mixed with orange juice or tea, the gel-like seeds make a nutritious breakfast that leaves one feeling full & without hunger until noon. No kidding that I started eating chia 5 days ago and lost 5lbs effortlessly. I put them on my salad/cottage cheese.