Monday, September 6, 2010

How To - Healthy Living - Week 10 - Having a Healthy Holiday

Hi Friends,
I hope you are enjoying your labor day weekend.  We have company this weekend so this will be a short healthy living post. 

Today I want to give you a few tips about eating healthy.  I know many of you are enjoying family and when we are with family, food is present.  Here are some things to think about to help keep us from putting on a pound or two today or any day really.

Spend time playing with the kids.  Throw a frisbee or football and keep active.
Have a glass of water in hand at all times.  When you want to put something in your mouth, just take a sip of this great calorie free drink.
Use a small plate to dish up your food.  We tend to fill our plates, so just use a smaller dessert plate instead.
Go for the grilled food.  Grilling is a healthy form of cooking as the fat drips off the meat.
Be careful of salads laden with mayonnaise or other oils. 
Reach for the watermelon for dessert rather than the baked items.

What other tips will you be using today to eat healthy?  Leave a comment and let me know.
Also, if you have a post related to healthy living, be sure to link it up.

I almost forgot.  I lost another 1 1/2 pounds this week.  Total lost 9.5 pounds.  20.5 to go.

Enjoy your holiday today.


ruthhill74 said...

Good for you! Keep it up!!

the country cook said...

For me, it's important to allow an indulgence now and then. If I make myself eat healthy 100% of the time, then I start craving other things, get burned out, splurge on junk, and then give up. But, if I allow myself a "day off" or an occasional special treat, I am able to keep up eating healthy 80-90% of the time without losing my overall objective.


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