Monday, March 18, 2013

A day of healthy eating

Here's a little idea of what a day of healthy living should look like..

Wakeup after 8 hours of sleep.
Get your beauty sleep!

Eat breakfast (try to eat no later then an hour after you wake up)
try to include one grain, one fruit or vegetable & one milk product everyday
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Have a mid morning snack
Instead of loading up on junk food try to fuel your body. Have a piece of fruit or some crackers that will fill you up and keep you going until lunch. Junk food will only leave you wanting more and unsatisfied. 

Lunch time
When it comes to lunch try to get one meat, one or two fruit or veggie, one grain & maybe one dairy product. Try to make healthier choices like having a whole grain bagel with peanut butter instead of a white bagel with cream cheese. Little changes will help you feel better and live healthier. 
Here's a nice article -->

Afternoon snack
Follow the same principles as your mid morning snack.

Try to follow these guide  lines when picking a healthy dinner. Don't forget about your daily intake from each food group. Aim to fulfil that everyday. 

Workout time
Try to get your 60 minutes of physical activities everyday. In our busy life's that's not always possible but try to get in at least 10 minutes a day. Whether you do a nice home workout, hit the gym, go for a run or even a brisk walk try to get moving and break a sweat. The more persistent you are with your workouts the better you will feel and your results will be!

Night time snack (if needed)
Depending on how early you eat dinner you might need a little snack. Try not to let this snack be to late at night and make it as light as possible. Stay away from man made carbs because that might cause you to have a hard time sleeping at night!

Hit the hay
Aim for 8 hours of sleep, I know what you are thinking that's hard to do. But try to get at least 7 or more hours of sleep per night! If you don't leave your body time to repair it won't be ready to workout tomorrow. Your body builds muscle while your are resting so remember to get to bed at a decent hour. 

I hope this helped! Have a safe, happy, healthy and blessed day!

Get moving xoxo, 

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