Archive for March, 2012
Checking in on your progress – here are a few more tips you’ll find helpful:
Get Dense Instead of reaching for salty granola bars or fatty chips as an afternoon snack, try eating more water-dense foods like apples or cucumbers. These natural snacks are loaded with nutrients and filling fiber. They also increase your water quotient and can satisfy a crunchy craving without adding a lot of calories.
Salt When you struggle to squeeze into a pair of pants that fit perfectly the day before, bloat might be to blame. Packaged foods such as pretzels, peanuts and frozen veggie burgers can easily push you over the edge of the recommended daily amount of sodium, so cut your salt intake to diminish puffiness and fit more comfortably into your skinny jeans.
Up the Water Drinking water may be the cheapest diet trick there is. Not only will loading up on the wet stuff help you feel fuller so you’ll eat less, replacing sugary drinks with water can save you hundreds of calories a day. Downing water is also your best defense against bloating and will help keep you regular.
Weight Lift Weightlifting may be associated with bulking up, but that’s not the reality. In fact, doing some simple exercises with dumbbells a few times a week will make you look sleek because muscle is more compact than fat. You’ll also incinerate calories because muscle burns more calories than fat.
Be sure to send a picture of how great you look at the wedding!
For people with mild forms of depression, procrastination is one of the biggest hurdles. Spring is around the corner and it’s time to take action!
Every day, make yourself do something that gives you a sense of accomplishment. You might make a commitment to work in the yard or fix a garden fence. You might decide to write a few lines of a poem.
It doesn’t matter what the activity is, as long as you do something. When you set goals and deadlines (I’m going to write for 10 minutes tomorrow at 10 am) and follow through you almost always notice an improvement in mood. Once you experience that uplift, you are more likely to keep trying new things.