Even though you might have accomplished your goal, keep going! In order to maintain your weight or keep up with an activity you love, you’ve got to keep moving. Not only will you feel good about it, your body will love you for it too!
Don’t ignore that 3pm stomach grumble. Satisfy it with a healthy snack like a granola bar or carrots and hummus. Bring some snacks from home to resist heading to the vending machine.
It’s important that you take at least 20 minutes each day to have your lunch - away from your desk. Even though you’ve got a lot on your list, those who take the time to step away for lunch are less likely to graze more during the remainder of the day.
It can be tough when you’re strict on your diet and your coworker, friends and partner aren’t. Opt for healthy options when you’re together, such as dining at restaurants that offer healthy options on their menu. This way you can still spend time with them without leaving your diet at the door.
Bored of your routine? Time to shake it up! Grab your pals, turn on your favorite tunes and just let loose! Dancing can burn anywhere from 200-600 calories per hour and the best part? You’re having fun and burning lots of calories without even realizing it!
In a diet rut? Have spices and fresh herbs on hand in the kitchen to help give your food a little kick. Even fresh fruit, like orange zest or lemon juice can freshen up a dish in no time.
To give yourself the best workout and stay full of energy, don’t forget your H20! It’s important that you stay hydrated before and after a workout.
Grab your sunglasses when you head outdoors for a run – during the winter too. Without them, your shoulders tend to be tense. Relaxed shoulders can help to preserve some energy when you run.
If you over-indulged a bit, don’t worry! Amp up your workout in the days following and you’ll get yourself back on track.
Good rule of thumb for portion control? Half of your plate should be filled with vegetables (or a combination of fruit and veggies).