Now that we are in the thick of the Spring season the start of the new year seems long gone, but that doesn’t mean the resolutions you made need to fall by the wayside.
Make this year your best yet by getting back on the “resolution bandwagon” and following these healthy tips.
Know The Numbers
Many people don’t know that it takes 3,500 calories to lose a pound. Simply being knowledgeable about the calories you’re consuming daily is the first step to smart and healthy weight management. This doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy an occasional slice of birthday cake, but realize you might have to spend more time at the gym or compensate by choosing a lower calorie meal the whole family can enjoy.
Mix It Up
Feeling uninspired by your workout schedule? Just because you’re breaking a sweat doesn’t mean that it has to be at the gym. Breathe some life into your physical activity by walking the dog with your family or a friend, biking or walking to work or taking the stairs.
By becoming savvy with healthy substitutions, you can swap out ingredients and still enjoy your favorite foods for fewer calories. Instead of butter, use light margarine. To cut back on the added calories, try using SPLENDA No Calorie Sweetener Granulated instead of sugar in your favorite foods and beverages.
Counting calories and skimping on meals will leave you hungry and more likely to reach for an unhealthy snack. Instead of skipping lunch, grab some greens and pair them with lean protein like chicken, or fiber like apples and nuts to ensure that you are not hungry throughout the day.