Be a Smart Snacker
Eating snacks can be part of a balanced diet by helping you get all the nutrients you need, controlling hunger, and preventing overeating. Keep healthy snacks like trail mix, yogurt, and fruit on hand so you will not be tempted to snack on unhealthy foods during the day.
TUESDAY, MARCH 19TH
Keep Portions In Mind
Avoid overeating by being aware of portion sizes. Try using smaller dishware, measure out portions instead of eating directly out of packages, and be aware of your hunger level before helping yourself to a second serving. These simple changes will help you save calories and stay on track.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20TH
Save Time by Planning
Prepare meals during the weekend for the entire week so that you can eat healthy even when you are short on time. Make casseroles, cut up vegetables in advance, pre-cook rice and pasta, or make a healthy soup. Since all your meals will already be prepared, all you have to do is warm them and enjoy!
THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST
Rethink Your Drinks
Added sugars in soft drinks, energy drinks, and sport drinks can contribute to weight gain by making us consume excess calories throughout the day. Make healthier drink choices by switching to water or low-fat milk, drinking 100% juice instead of sugary fruit drinks, or sipping on flavored seltzer water instead of carbonated beverages.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND
Eat Right Before Exercise
Eating proper foods before working out can give you the energy you need so you don’t feel burned out. Eat a meal 3-4 hours beforehand that is high in carbohydrates and contains some protein, fat, and fiber. Closer to your workout, have a small snack like fruit or nuts to get you ready to go!
SATURDAY, MARCH 23RD
All About Satisfaction
It takes about 20 minutes for our bodies to realize we are full. Instead of eating until you are full, eat until you are satisfied. This will help to prevent overeating and reduce caloric intake. Remember to eat slowly, keep your hunger level in mind, and don’t feel like you have to clean your plate!
SUNDAY, MARCH 24TH
Eat Something Blue
A diet rich in blue and purple foods can have anti-aging benefits, help prevent urinary tract problems, and reduce your risk of cancer. Blackberries, blueberries, eggplants, and plums are a few good options you should throw into your cart next time you’re at the store!