Have you been trying to be good all winter, but now you’re faced with summer parties and barbeques? How can you eat well and try to stay healthy with all of the potato chips, beer, and fried foods sitting right under your nose? Well, unfortunately, there’s not a magic wand we can use to magic those temptations away. But, we can give you some tips to keep yourself healthy, and maybe even lose some extra pounds this summer so you can stay healthy, longer. Keep reading to learn more.
Eat Before You Get Hangry
Being frustrated because you’re hungry is not a good time, ever. But, when you’re trying to eat healthy and even lose weight, it can spell disaster. That’s because when we’re hungry, we’re more likely to make snap decisions and grab something quick. And fast foods are not usually the best for our health. So, to avoid the temptation of a quick drive-thru burger or even a slice of coffee cake at your local coffee shop, make sure to eat a heart healthy breakfast. And, even better, bring along healthy snacks that you actually enjoy. These will help you make smarter purchases.
Replace Snacks with Healthy Versions
While we’re talking about snacks, it is important to understand what is a good snack and what is a bad snack. Some people try not to snack at all, but that could be unrealistic for the die-hard snackers among us. So, instead of grabbing a candy bar, bring along an organic apple to munch on at work.
Try to be good, at least one meal a day. If you are having a hard time giving up your bacon in the morning, we understand. It can take a while to make a lot of changes at once. But, make a deal with yourself. If you eat something unhealthy, try to balance it out with a healthy option, and work toward making better choices every day.
Give us a call at (928) 537-4375 to schedule a consultation with us. We can help with nutrition needs, diagnostic testing, and other treatment options to keep you healthy or put you on track to better health.