Just worked out for forty minutes, time to reward myself with celery sticks and peanut butter yum.
Instead of picking up a bag of doritos or even fruit cups with sugary syrups in them, pick up some organic yogurt! Wallaby organic is healthy AND a good size. It comes with all different flavors on the bottom. If you want to splurge you can even get the Yogurt with dark chocolate pudding on the bottom - totally organic and healthy.
**This yogurt contains 6 grams of PROTEIN. Protein is proven to help you lose weight! The more protein you eat in the form of meat, beans, eggs, dairy, nuts, etc. the easier it will be to shed those pounds.
Let’s Start With MYTHology.
Here are some MYTHS and fun facts about losing weight and dieting:
1. Fat Free diets are healthy! Getting fat free anything at the supermarket is the best thing you can do.
THIS IS NOT HEALTHY. If you take a look at your handy dandy Food Pyramid, you’ll see that we all need a little bit of fat to stay healthy. Women need about 70g of fat a day to stay healthy! Also, FAT FREE does not always mean FAT FREE. Actually the FDA allows companies to say their product is fat free and has 0 trans fats if the product has less than 0.5 grams. So in reality, you could be getting 0.49 grams of fat PER serving- and we all know we don’t just eat one serving.
2. Crash Dieting or FASTING helps you lose weight.
WRONG. Wrong wrong wrong! Guys we couldn’t be anymore wrong about this. You may start to feel skinny in a short amount of time, but the truth is you are also losing lean muscle and tissue. The amount of calories it takes to get your body going will be much smaller so expect to see weight gain when you stop your 30-day fast. Also expect to feel sick and tired all the time, and a definite reduction in bra cup size (not fun).
3. A midnight snack will hurt my waistline.
Not necessarily. People sometimes think that eating late at night and then going to bed means you will put on more weight because you won’t burn those calories. Tests have shown that people who ate a small lunch and a large evening meal did not store any more fat than what is normal.
4. “I’ll just skip lunch and have a light dinner, that should balance out for that bagle I ate this morning.”
How many times have you thought this way? I can tell you I’ve thought this way at least twice a week. When you skip meals your body gets even hungrier because you are not supplying it with the energy it needs. If you skip a meal you will end up eating even more during the day. Eat a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner with two snacks throughout the day and get some exercise! You’ll be fine!
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