Welcome to the first Slightly Indulgent Tuesday of 2010 where we celebrate fabulous food make healthier! Last year was incredible and I’m positive that 2010 will be even better. I am looking forward to working with all of you this year to help show people that you can eat well and eat healthy.
My Submission: Staying Healthy All Year, No Resolution Needed
I got to the gym yesterday morning about 6:10 am and the parking lot was packed. The New Years Resolution Group was back at it. They show up once a year for about a month, maybe two, and then disappear until the next year. It makes it a little more difficult to get at treadmill but knowing that there’s an end makes it do-able.
The first time I heard about this phenomenon, I was completely offended because I was part of the new Year’s Resolution Group. How could anyone insinuate that I was not totally committed to this new way of life? Well, in a month I was back to my old ways, no exercise and eating foods that didn’t nourish my body.
Over the years I learned that resolutions and fad diets just didn’t work. The only solution I’ve found that has enabled me to almost effortlessly maintain a 60+ pound weight loss is a simple decision to live healthier through regular, maintainable exercise, nourishing foods, and moderation. Over the next few weeks at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday I’ll share with you foods I eat and ways I stay healthy throughout the year so that a New Year’s Resolution is unnecesssary.
This week’s tips and recipes:
- Eat 3 smaller meals and 2 -3 snacks a day. Don’t eat between meals. This has been my saving grace. I don’t get too hungry between meals which keeps me from overeating.
- Find a doable exercise regimen that works for you. Don’t set yourself up for failure by trying to do something that doesn’t work for your schedule. I walk in the mornings. Most of the time it’s warm enough that I can just throw my shoes on and go. If it’s not, I make time to go to the gym. On the days I don’t walk, I do this Pilates videoto help keep my muscles strong. (I happen to be awful at exercise but I do it and that’s what counts.)
- Balance your meals with a healthy carb, protein, and a fat. Eating all three keeps your blood sugar level and you’ll feel full longer.
- A few of my favorite healthy breakfasts or snacks so I don’t feel deprived are Cherry Banana Frozen Yogurt, Blueberry Banana Ice Cream, and Cottage Cheese & Fruit Salad.
- Check out Kalyn’s Kitchen for recipe ideas – she’s posting Phase 1 South Beach Diet recipes this month. Though I’ve never been on this diet many of her recipes are naturally sugar free and gluten free and right up my alley. I use her recipes quite often.
Last Week’s Submissions
What are you doing to stay healthy?
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Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free – (Cherry Banana Frozen Yogurt)
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