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Expert Nutrition and Fitness Tips:
1. Mindless eating is a fitness killer. There is no fitness solution for a poor diet! Before you eat that meal on the run, ask yourself: am I really hungry (are you eating out of boredom or depression, because it’s there)? Is there a healthy alternative to this (can you have a fat-free latte instead of one fully loaded)? Is this portion too big (do you really need to eat it all)?
2. Five tips to lose weight this Holiday. The best part? None of these tips include calorie deprivation. While we can’t all cut down our own Christmas trees, we can walk through your neighborhood to view the Christmas lights. Dance while you are cooking that healthy, Christmas Dinner. Build a snowman. Put up your own Christmas lights. Wrap your present instead of using gift bags this year.
3. Dieting often comes with the anticipation of weigh-ins to see how well you have progressed. While weighing in is definitely needed during your weight loss endeavor to keep you on track it is not make or break. Your body weight fluctuates on a daily basis and can be caused by the amount and types of foods you eat. Constantly weigh-in can potentially discourage you if you do not see the numbers that you had hoped. Instead focus on circumference measurements, how you are feeling, how you look in the mirror and how your clothes fit. Save the weigh-ins for every other week or once a month. That should be sufficient amount of time for your body to adjust to your workout and diet plan and allow you to see some satisfying numbers.
4. Add a multi-vitamin to your supplement stack. With all the supplements to choose from, a daily vitamin is often overlooked. It is easier to keep track of macronutrients such as carbs, proteins, and fats but micronutrients on the other hand cover all the vitamins and minerals required by the body to carry important functions. While a daily vitamin may not be a supplement you can “feel” working, it can keep your body functioning like it is supposed to. It will make you body more efficient in losing weight and adding muscle.
Trivia Question: Fill in the blank. Your body weight fluctuates on a ________ and can be caused by the amount and types of foods you eat.