Saturday, February 23, 2013

Health Tip #28: New Things

Don't be afraid to try new things. I've been try many new things, from Asparagus to green smoothies I've been expanding my tastes greatly.
I have been putting Spinach in my smoothies. I have never liked spinach. It is actually good. I also added wheat grass and it made my smoothie taste like grass...but I liked it. Don't hold yourself back you may actually enjoy these things that seem gross. Also by drinking green smoothies for breakfast I have lost 2% of my body fat.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Health Tip #27: Slow Down

No I don't mean stop exercising. Slow down while eating. It takes around 20 minutes for your stomach to tell your brain you are full. Don't eat it all really fast take small bites and savor it. You may find that after 10 to 20 minutes, you won't be as hungry as you thought.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Health Tip #26: Fat Consumption

Keep track of the amount of fat from food you consume as well as calories. The suggested amount is to stay around 20% to 35% of you overall nutrients. Most calorie trackers also track fat so just start looking at your nutrient percentages. I have noticed that even though I am losing weight my Body Fat Percent is going up. Basically I'm losing mass but not fat. I noticed my fat has been staying around 40% to 45%; the majority of my nutrients. If I don't decrease this number I will end up with extra flabby skin when I reach my goal. I don't want that. Some good ways to help lower fat. Look and see how many calories come from fat. My pesto I use everyday is 270 calories but 230 calories from fat for 1/4 cup. I don't use that much in a day but the ratio is not good. I will be cutting that out completely. Eat more veggies; our body needs good fat still and veggies have the healthiest source. Swap your ground beef with ground turkey. Not only does it have less calories but it also has less fat and is overall healthier. I have always preferred turkey burger but most people in my house do not so I haven't been buying it anymore. This is going to change.  You can also dab your food. Whether at a restaurant or at home you can decrease your calories by 300 a day if you just dab it with a napkin, especially if its pizza.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Health Tip #25: Don't Sit Down

While doing daily cleaning, don't sit down. While cleaning you may get the urge to sit on the floor a pick things up but you will burn more calories by staying on your feet. Basically, it is like doing lunges and squats the whole time. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Health Tips: BRB

With kids being sick I have had no time to do my health tips. They will be back so don't be discouraged. I have a few partially written and a couple ideas still needing research. If you have any questions for me to address please let me know. Post here in the comments or send me a message.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Health tip #24: Eating Healthy is Expensive?

Every one has heard or said the phrase, "I would start eating better but health food is too expensive." This really is not true. Yes, prepackaged health food is more expensive but why do you need to buy those "health" options. Instead of getting foods that say, healthy on the front or made with natural ingredients, just make them at home. Want to buy a 'low calories" thin crust pizza, get a package of flour and yeast. Find a quick pizza dough recipe and make a pizza at home. Learn yo cook because not only will it be cheaper; taste how you want it to. It is easier to buy unhealthy because we have trained ourselves to rely on them so we have learned to buy them froogly. All we need to do is train yourself to buy healthy and keep the cost down. With time you will discover you are saving money; mainly because it costs more to feed someone who eats poorly and gets seconds or thirds than someone that eats healthy and only puts what they will eat on their plate.