This is the time of year when going for that second helping (a few times) may be the source of regret! Never fear, making easy changes that you can use year round can help you to maintain a healthy weight!
Now is the time to try a natural reduced calorie sweetener. Natural sugar free sweeteners such as Stevia In the Raw and Monk Fruit In The Raw have zero calories and have a low glycemic index. This will help you enjoy a “sweet treat” with far fewer calories and it will also keep your blood sugar from spiking and dropping, which may lead to overeating!
Get Some Support!
Supplements such as Genesis Today’s Garcinia Cambogia have been shown to help support healthy weight management when used as part of a healthy lifestyle! Garcinia Cambogia is a natural supplement that comes from a citrus fruit from Asia and is used in cooking and to support a healthy weight and provide a boost to your health routine!
Drinking tea is a great way to curb cravings and feel full! Tea such as matcha green, black, or even some herbals, is high in antioxidants. Drinking a cup of tea can make you feel full; with dessert teas, such as mint or a flavored rooibos, it can curb cravings without adding calories! It’s one of the easiest things you can do!
Make a Trade!
One of the reasons most diets don’t work is because people try and deprive themselves! This can lead to binge eating. If you focus on trying to eat healthy foods, those foods will take the place of the unhealthy, high-calorie foods. Trading out unhealthy foods for healthy ones will remove the feeling of giving up your favorite things. Many times you just need healthier versions of those favorites to make a big difference!
This is a no-brainer. We hear it all the time. Sometimes our busy lifestyles get in the way of our exercise routine. Even if I know I won’t make it to the gym, I try and do something easy in the morning for ten minutes, such as push-ups and ab braces. This way I feel like I have at least done something. Then maybe add in a half-hour walk after work. I keep moving and motivated to hit the gym, pilates/yoga class or maybe a swim, bike ride or playing frisbee in the park. Just keep moving!
Michelle Harris is the host of the lifestyle television series, Alive & Well.