Saturday, October 18, 2008

A few tips for the day...

1. Eat before you go to the grocery store. You will be able to buy better choices in foods and actually save money. When you shop when you are hungry you buy twice as much and it usually is not as nutritious things.

2. When you go to the movies get some yummy flavor of sugar free gum. it will help you from getting snacks and keep your mouth busy.

3. Eat an apple or a peice of fruit right before dinner. You will eat less calories because you feel full.

4. When you go out to dinner get DESSERT....but only get one dessert and 6 spoons to share with everyone:)

5. NEVER eat while you are watching TV. Sit at the table and get your plate out. Don't eat out of boxes or bags cause it is harder to count calories.

6. When snacking try to find equal amounts of Fiber and Protein. You will feel fuller longer.

7. Having a closing time for the kitchen....just like a resturant. ONce it is beyond a certain time then no more eatting.

8. Try to eat 6 small meals a day. I am trying to eat 1200 calories a day. So every few hours I eat a 200 calorie snack...6 times in the day. You really don't feel hungry if you do this.

9. IN the Fall eat lots of veggie soups and squash etc. Stay away form "holiday" foods as much as possible!

10. Adding crystal light into your water will help you to drink more water in order to flush fat out of your body.

11. When running errands, bring a healthy treat so you are not tempted to stop somewhere for an unhealthy fast foods.

1 comment:

The Wiser Family said...

Kathy- I love all your good advice to live healthy. Thanks so much for doing this site!