Easy Steps to a Healthier You

I’ve done a similar post to this before, but it can’t hurt to reinforce some easy things you can do to eat healthier.

First up, right after you get home from the store, chop up your fruits and veggies (if they are chop-able) and bag them.  Then, you will be able to just grab them without thinking throughout the week.  It may seem silly to think it will cause you to eat healthier, but when they’re as easy to grab as chips, you’ll grab them!

Another good investment.. an air-popper.  You can eat a heck of a lot of air-popped popcorn with no (or small amounts) or butter and salt.  If you love crunchy snacks but are watching your calories, this is a great way to go.  It also pops in no time, which is a nice perk.

Another important tip?  Pack a bagged lunch, and plan your dinners for the week.  I’ve preached this before, but planning ahead really does make all the difference in how healthy you eat.  You’ll much more consciously plan a well balanced dinner on a full stomach then an empty one at 5:30 pm.

An EASY way to sneak some more physical activity into your life is to get out and walk in any way you can.  Pretend as though escalators and elevators do not exist, and always take the stairs.  Don’t sit in a drive through line, please.  I find nothing more aggravating then watching 10 cars sitting in a drive through line when there are tons of spots available to just walk ten feet inside to order.  It’s absolute pure laziness, and you’re better then that!  Don’t circle the parking lot for a spot, take the one in the back!  You get the hint :)

Look out for a new recipe on Thursday!

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