- Load up on Fiber
Aim for 25 to 35 grams of fiber per day. Not only does fiber assist in gastrointestinal function, it also serves as "filler" so to speak, making us feel fuller longer (so we eat less). Green veggies are excellent sources of fiber and are considered a "FREE" food. This means that you can have as much green veggies as you'd like with any/all of your meals.
- Eat Half When Eating Out
Unfortunately restaurants are contributing to the increasing number of obese adults AND children in America. They serve meals with entirely too large portion sizes. In fact, they are 2-3 times the size that the average person should consume in one meal. When dining out, ask for a to-go box when your meal is served and immediately place half of your meal in the box to bring home with you. Not only are you saving money, but you are saving your hard earned hot body from defeat.
- Cook with Stock
Add flavor without adding calories to your meals by cooking with chicken based or vegetable based stocks instead of oil. You will decrease your chances of many chronic diseases from fried foods, and you will also save yourself some calories.
- Plan Your Meals Before-Hand
Take the time over the weekend to cook a big batch of food that you can portion out in to containers that can be frozen or placed in the fridge for your meals throughout the week. This way you will always have food with you making it less likely that you will miss a meal, or even worse, eat junk food.
- Take the Stairs
Forget about the elevator. Every 10 minutes of stair climbing burns about 110 calories. It all adds up!
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