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5 Clean Eating Tips

 

5 Clean Eating Tips

d6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqSome clean eating steps to follow:
1.Eat fruits and vegetables.
2.Balance protein and complex carbohydrates.
3. Avoid soda and high calorie sugary drinks.
4. Trade bad fats for good fats in your diet.
5.Eat several small meals a day.
Reading labels on food products for calorie counts, nutritional value, and ingredients is beneficial for deciding which food products are healthy. There are many recipes on Internet sites and in cookbooks to try that provide healthy alternatives and substitute healthy ingredients that still taste flavorful and are nutritious. Clean eating is not only a great choice but also becomes a way of maintaining a healthy life.

My favorite for recipes is Clean Eating Magazine!  Check it out!

Coach Jackie 🙂

To Lose Weight Avoid Late Night Snacking

Avoid late night snacking if you are looking for the scale to go down.Green tea
It’s very easy to pack on the pounds by night snacking. A bite of this and a taste of that while watching TV or on the computer can really add up. Before you know it, you’ve consumed several hundred calories mindlessly.
If you must have a snack at night aim for a healthier food such as an apple or a cup of steamed veggies. Have a cup of herbal tea to satisfy and relax you. Better yet, go to bed!

Only 25 Calories in a Cup of Cauliflower

 

Only 25 Calories in a Cup of Cauliflower

cauliflowerCauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable, cousin to broccoli. It is rich in antioxidants and nutrient filled. Cauliflower is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, phosphorus, fiber, vitamin B6, folate, pantothenic acid, potassium, and manganese.
Cauliflower contains sulforaphane which may aid cancer patients. Reports show it kills cancer stem cells and slows tumor growth.
With only 25 calories in a cup, there is every reason to add this to your menu!

Are low fat foods a healthier choice?

d6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqThe truth: A low fat or reduced fat item may have nearly as many calories as a high fat version because ingredients like sugar often replace the fat to make the product taste better. Plus, low fat foods can still contain unhealthy saturated or trans fats, both of which may increase your risk of heart disease.

Low fat labels (like those on cookies and fruit-flavored yogurts) cause people to underestimate calorie consumption, increase the amount we eat, and temper the guilt of polishing off a box of reduced-fat Oreos. Some people see the term ‘fat-free’ and use it as a green light to eat as much of it as they want, which leads to over consuming calories.

Drink Green Tea to Fire Up Your Metabolism

Drink Green Tea to Fire Up Your MetabolismGreen tea

Along with being a powerful antioxidant,  green tea increases your metabolism thus aids in burning fat.

Other benefits are mood enhancement, helps prevent heart disease and cancer.

Drink 2-3 servings per day.

Ask Coach Jackie: Does eating at night cause weight gain?

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Ask Coach Jackie: Does eating at night cause weight gain?

Answer: Many people believe their metabolism plummets later in the day, which is why we often overeat nutritionally corrupt foods. But a calorie is a calorie no matter when you eat it. As long as you don’t take in more calories than you burn in a day, you won’t gain weight. Overeating at 9 p.m. is essentially no worse than overeating at 9 a.m.
If you workout in the evening, eating at night is a must. You have to eat a well-balanced meal to encourage recovery no matter how late it is. As long as you don’t gorge, you’re not in danger of gaining weight. But if you routinely eat more than you should at night, you’re going to sabotage your efforts.

Reasons you should drink more water

water-bottle-537x402Many experts suggest drinking eight 8 oz glasses per day. Some suggest half your body weight in fluid ounces per day.
Make sure to drink more water when exercising. Muscles do not work as well when they are dehydrated. Fuel up with at least 8 ounces before you exercise and sip throughout your workout.
Water is calorie free. If you would like to lose weight, swap soda and other higher calorie drinks for water.
Make water your beverage of choice! It will not only keep you energized, water can help keep your skin looking youthful.

All good reasons why you should drink more water!:-)

Eat Clean for better health and weight management

What is Clean Eatingfood?
Choosing whole, healthy and fresh foods will help your body, skin, and soul grow healthy and give you endless energy. Clean foods are natural, free of added sugars, hydrogenated fats, trans-fats and anything that is unnatural. Eating well is important for a long and healthy life and clean eating is essential to your diet. Clean eating includes eating fresh foods and vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, and not eating processed or fast food.
Some clean eating steps to follow:
1.Eat fruits and vegetables.
2.Balance protein and complex carbohydrates.
3. Avoid soda and high calorie sugary drinks.
4. Trade bad fats for good fats in your diet.
5.Eat several small meals a day.
Reading labels on food products for calorie counts, nutritional value, and ingredients is beneficial for deciding which food

Limit alcoholic beverages

Limit alcoholic beverages

Limit alcoholic beveragesd6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkq to lose weight.
If you must have a cocktail opt for a white wine spritzer at around 96 calories. Even better, have a sparkling water such as club soda or seltzer with a piece of lemon or lime for zero calories. Stay away from juice drinks which can add upwards of 100 calories in addition to the booze. Creamy liqueurs can have as much as 350 per serving or more…so STEP AWAY!!

Going to a party this weekend and don’t want to sabotage your diet? Use my tips!

Going to a party this weekend and don’t want to sabotage your diet? Use my tips!

Eat BEFORE you attend the d6ae4a3b99eb526615eeaef1a888171f_5pkqParty

Yes …Really! Eat a nutritious meal consisting of lean protein and veggies to keep you full and satisfied. When adding a selection of veggies, aim for the non-starchy kind such as spinach, broccoli and asparagus. By feeling full and satisfied you will be less likely to reach for unhealthy foods.