Each Sunday I am going to try to find a few new fitness tips to share here to keep myself motivated and give the blog a bit of structure. Please remember, I'm not a doctor or an expert on anything other than my own life. My advice doesn't always work and may not be helpful to anyone at all, least of all myself.
If you like this idea, please feel free to use it on your own blog. It would be nice for you to leave a link here so that we can all, benefit though. I'd also greatly appreciate a link back to my blog. Thank you.
1. Don't skip breakfast.
This is a bit of an exception to the "eat only when you're hungry" rule, but it's important. Get a whole grain in and a protein to set the foundation of your day. You'll be amazed at what it does for you.
2. Read labels.
The more you know about your fuel, the better choices you can make. This doens't mean that you will (or have to) always make the best choices, but it reaffirms that you are the one in charge of what goes into your body and the choices you make effect the progress you experience. I pay special atttention to serving size and calories. I review the labels not just at purchasing time, but at meal/snack time as well. I don't track my calories officially, but I am aware of whether I chose a whole grain with 80 calories or a delicious poptart worth 250.
Snack on nuts. A serving of walnuts is only 1/4 cup and I never thought it would hold me over to my next meal, but it actually does the job. Also they provide my body with much-needed Omega-3 fatty acids which I don't get enough of because we so rarely eat fish. Walnuts are my go-to snack when I crave brownies - my biggest weakness. YUM!