Just Enough: Proper Portions

In this day and age it's all about over eating. Have you seen the new deal at McDonalds right now? 50 Mcnuggets for $10. Go big or go home right? Or.... increasing your risk for health issues such as high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, or heart disease! Eating bigger has become a part of our social norm. Even though it's hard to escape it, there are things we can do to limit our portion sizes and eat just the right amount. 

The first thing you need to do is ALWAYS read the food labels. It will only take about 30 seconds of your time. This will tell you how many calories and fat you are getting from this food item. Also, look for the serving size so you are not eating the wrong amount. Try to buy small containers of items. If you get a jumbo bag of potato chips you will be more likely to eat most of the bag. Instead, buy the individual size bags of chips. This will be a better amount and not as many calories. When you go out to eat at a restaurant consider sharing a plate with someone. Now a days the portions are so big at restaurants you can't finish them. At the end you won't feel so bloated and bad about yourself either. Even if you don't share a meal, try not to finish the whole thing in one sitting. Take the rest home and have it for left overs later on. One thing you can do at home to "trick" your mind is use smaller plates. Fill the plate, this way it is still full, which will in turn still look like you have a lot of food. But it will be way less because the size of the plate will be substantially smaller. 

Master the art of portion sizes and you will be on track to a healthier you! Oh, and you will be able to enjoy the foods you like more often.

Source: https://www.healthyeating.org

Feel Good Pineapple Smoothie

Here's a delicious recipe with anti-inflammatory benefits that will make you feel great!

Pineapple Smoothie

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  • 1 1/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks

  • 1 orange, peeled

  • 1 cup coconut water

  • 1 tablespoon finely-chopped fresh ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)

  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds, plus extra for garnishing

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper


Directions: 

  • Add all ingredients to a blender. Pulse until smooth.

  • Serve immediately, garnished with extra chia seeds if desired

Source: https://www.gimmesomeoven.com

Adding Exercise To Your Daily Routine

Most of the time when we here the word exercise we aren't excited. We think of things like running or going to the gym, which for most people isn't fun. But we tend to forget that there are so many more other options out there that aren't as aggressive. I'm going to give you some ideas for exercising that will keep you engaged and motivated. 

Some general activities include walking, dancing, weightlifting, or using light gym equipment. There are water activities where you can do some light treading of water, paddle boarding, kayaking, or canoeing. Get a buddy to tag along to make the experience that much better! Even fishing or hunting is a form of physical activity. Go outdoors and move around. Doing cleaning around the house (not many people enjoy this part) can be good physical activity. Sweeping, vacuuming, mowing the lawn, or washing your car is all ways you can get some exercise in.

There are so many options for physical activity! You just have to be creative and put in the effort. The more you move the healthier you will be. :) 

Source: https://www.webmd.com

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