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Top 10 Healthy Eating Tips & Tricks

Stay Hydrated: Always start your meal with a full glass of water. You’ll stay hydrated and feel fuller instantly, which can help you from overeating. Shoot for a daily water goal of your weight divided by 2:{140 pounds / 2) = 70 oz of water per day.

Smart Swaps: Going for a vinaigrette dressing instead of a Green Goddess or Creamy Ranch dressing at lunch can save you 80 calories, while opting for fresh fruit instead of dried can save you dozens of calories & extra sugar. Rice instead of Fries is always a good choice too!

Dark Chocolate for Dessert: Instead of opting for the cookies in the break room, quiet your sugar cravings with a piece of dark chocolate. It may not feel quite as satisfying the first few times, but as you wean yourself off your sugar addiction, you’ll be glad you’re saving calories while still enjoying something sweet & satisfing.Balanced Eating

Portion Control: If you want to lose weight, sticking to the right portions at every meal is important. Measure out snacks before hand instead of eating from the bag, use smaller plates to help visually signal that your meal is adequate. When you go out to eat, box HALF of the meal immediately as most restaurant portions are double in size.

Move more: Even if you’re not dedicating an entire chunk of time to a workout, you can burn a few extra calories by making an effort to move a little more during the day. Taking breaks to walk around the office, opting for the stairs instead of the escalator, and parking a little farther from the grocery store or office entrance are all simple ways to up your calorie burn.

Don’t drink your calories: It’s a common reason why you’re not seeing results — those empty calories from a daily soda, morning juice, or large glass of wine at dinner can really add up. Stick to water flavored with a fresh ingredients like cucumber, lemon or mint.Stay Hydrated

Don’t Skip Meals: A little hunger can be good for you, but starving yourself all day in order to “splurge” on dessert at night is both unhealthy and diet sabotage. Space your meals & snacks every 2-3 hours in order to avoid low blood sugar levels that cause you to crash.

Smart Snacking: High-Protein, High-Fiber foods are the ticket! When it’s time to snack, make your food work for you. Steer clear of the empty, high-calorie options like chips and crackers, and go for protein- and fiber-rich foods that taste good and fill you up too. You’ll be able to eat fewer calories while still feeling satisfied. A couple of my favorites are: Greek Yogurt topped with fresh berries & a sprinkle of sliced almonds or Fresh Veggies & Hummus.Yummy Veggies

Eat a light, early dinner. Try to keep your dinner on the lighter side and have it at least two to three hours before going to bed. Eating a large, heavy meal too late can cause digestion and sleep issues that make it hard to stick to a healthy routine.

Catch up on your Zzzz’s. Lack of sleep can cause you to eat more throughout the day and leave you with depleted energy levels for your workouts, so aim for seven to nine hours of sleep every night. It can be hard but making a gradual effort will make a difference in your weight-loss goals & your overall attitude.

 

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Lynne Gebski - Online Fitness & Nutrition Coach

Lynne is a Single Mom of a teenage Son who is the Center of her World. She is a Star Diamond Beachbody Coach leading a team of Amazing People that knew they Deserved more out of Life and that were ready to Create the Life they have always wanted by using their Passion of Health & Fitness to help others achieve their Goals. More About Lynne...

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