Wellness Wednesday Tip: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

Food Nutrition


Have a sweet tooth craving? There are many things other than a candy bar or a piece of chocolate that can satisfy your sweet tooth. A piece of fruit can satisfy and offers nutritional value. Fruit contains natural sugars balanced with other vitamins and minerals that are essential to our diet. 

Also, try using natural sweeteners like maple syrup or Stevia. It is easy to overuse sweeteners, so try to taper back and use only what you need. As you cut back, you will find that you can get by with much less!

 

 

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August 16, 2017

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Start Your Day Right

Eat a healthy breakfast to start your day right. Many people decide to forego breakfast, but many experts agree that eating breakfast essential to a healthy lifestyle. Breakfast is the fuel to kickstart our day, and gives our body and mind the energy it needs to operate at an optimal level. The first meal of the day is also an opportunity to start the day off with a healthy, thoughtful meal. Have a plan and prepare a well rounded and nutritious breakfast. This will give your body the right fuel, as well as provide momentum to continue with healthy eating for the rest of your day. 

 


August 9, 2017

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Find a Buddy For Training

Motivation is a huge part of maintaining a consistent and effective workout. Don't try to do it alone! Find a friend who has similar goals that would like to get and stay in shape with you. This person should be supportive and enjoy exercise. Try and find someone who will encourage you to keep going when you are tired. It also helps to have someone who is around your ability level. This way you both will stay challenged and will notice the gains that you make together. But most importantly, you need to have fun together!


August 2, 2017

Wellness Wednesday Tip: Plan Healthy Snacks

Plan ahead with healthy snacks - at your desk, in your car, or in your travel bag. Having whole food options within reach when hunger strikes will help ensure you don't make poor choices. Try packing a few handfuls of raw almonds. Almonds pack a decent dose of protein and do a great job of curbing hunger. Or try cutting up some veggies such as carrots, cauliflower, or broccoli. These kinds of vegetables have significant nutritional value and will stay fresh throughout the day. Another good option for food on the go is a protein shake. Carrying protein powder is easy, and you can always find water or milk to make your shake. It only takes a second and with the right protein powder, this can be an excellent meal replacement.