Saturday, February 15, 2014

Tips for a HEALTHY weekend!

Here are my pre-planning tips to get you through the weekend Fit Momma of Four style!

* If you are going out to a restaurant check out the menu ahead of time. Decide on what you are going eat before you even get there.  That way when you sit down at the restaurant you won't have to fight against temptation and you won't even have to open the menu!  Skip the bread, it has no nutritional value!
When I make my weekly meal plan I consider my schedule for the week - including weekend outings or parties.  If I know that healthy choices may be hard to find, I plan my cheat meal for that outing.  But remember - it is a cheat MEAL, not a cheat day or cheat weekend!  Don't ruin all the hard work you have put in all week by going bonkers all weekend.  

*For parties, pre-eat!  So have a Shakeology on your way to the party.  Offer to bring a clean appetizer or snack.  Then make every social gathering about socializing with others and not about the food.  Stay away from the food table.  I help set up, get the kids food, and then help clean up so I am never forced to have to just sit and stare at everyone else shoving food down their throats. 
Do not hang out by the food table or in the kitchen.  You are more apt to mindlessly graze if the food is within arms reach.  Fix your plate with your healthy apps that you brought along, grab some water, & WALK AWAY from the food!

*Drink lots of water!!!  Just remember that you are not depriving yourself of life, you are giving yourself life!  When everyone is feeling full, sluggish and miserable you are going to be looking fabulous, feeling confident and have more energy!! 
If you choose to indulge in an adult beverage be sure to off-set it with a nice big glass of water.  Want to make your water more special?  Try some plain seltzer with a slice of lemon or lime.  Try to choose lower calorie beverages - try some seltzer water & vodka with a lime.

*Plan it out!  If you are traveling, going to sporting events or just out all day pack a cooler of clean snacks.  Even throw in an extra snack so that you are not caught in a situation where you are out longer than expected and have nothing to eat.  It's easy to throw in a scoop of Shakeology, shaker cup and a bottle of water!
My favorite on-the-go snacks:
+apples & almonds
+fresh veggies & homemade hummus
+string cheese

*Get your workout in and kick some butt!!!

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