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as halloween approaches, let’s all be mindful of our decisions.
NO, you don’t have to cut out all sweets (honestly, i probably have the biggest sweet tooth that i know). more power to ya if you do, but instead, i wanna stress MODERATION. balance is key!
it is such a minor change that makes all the difference.
typically, i load up at least half of my plate with veggies (often in the form of a salad), and by eating it first, i’m usually full by the time i get to my carbs/protein.
this ensures portion control for me, but an added benefit (and it’s just a psychological thing for me) is that the last taste in my mouth is usually something more delicious than veggies.
don’t get me wrong, i LOVE my vegetables. however, having steak as the lingering flavor after dinner, rather than spinach… there ain’t nothin’ wrong with that. :)
say what? what i mean by this is to add more of the healthy foods that you enjoy to your diet— it’ll satisfy your appetite and prevent you from over-indulging in the junk foods that you may be craving.
sometimes, when we think about our diet, all we think about is cutting this or cutting that. and honestly, it can be discouraging.
so rather than thinking about food denial, or subtraction, focus on the addition. focus on how you’ll allow yourself to eat more watermelon, for example.
just don’t forget to keep an eye on your total caloric intake for the day! ;)
is it possible to lose 20 pounds in a healthy way in 2-3 months?
considering that 1-2 pounds a week is the goal when it comes to healthy weight loss, i’d say that 20 pounds in 2-3 months is very possible!
and going about weight loss in such a way is commendable. it’s simply unrealistic when people ask for ways to lose 30 pounds in 2 weeks… due to the rapid weight loss (a good majority of which is water weight), these individuals typically gain the weight back and can become very discouraged/unmotivated about changing their bodies.
really though, they just went about it the wrong way. so to answer your question: yes! it’s possible and is a healthy goal at that. :)
despite the amount of nutrients and protein that they may boast, not all nutrition/energy bars are good for you!
always read the nutrition facts, keeping in mind the grams of sugar and if there are any partially hydrogenated oils!
i love your blog! it's very inspiring, thank you so much (:
noo, thank YOU!
i know i’ve been pretty inactive lately, so i can only hope to continue to be an inspiration to others. :)
eat healthy, work out, and be happy— don’t be too hard on yourself, okay?
good health is not something we can buy. however, it can be an extremely valuable savings account.
- anne wilson schaef
regular planks, side planks… they’re amazing at building up your core strength and stabilizer muscles. in fact, i’d say that planks are one of the bestab exercises you could possibly do.
you may not be moving while you do it, but i guarantee your muscles will be screaming for mercy. -curtis penner, youtuber