Get Fit In 2015
Hey Team No Excuses Followers! We hope everyone had a safe and happy new year’s celebration last night!
We have been flooded with emails of how to get back on track as the holidays are finally over and of course the “I need to get fit for 2015” is the most common thing we hear! Here is one tip we tell our clients during the holidays to help avoid feeling like they completely let themselves go during the holiday season:
“During the holiday season which is usually from Thanksgiving to New Years eve; make a conscience effort to pick one dish or desert during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years and choose to replace just one of the holiday favorites like mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, pies, cakes, gravy or etc with a healthy option”
You may say this has no effect, well it actually does! Consider the amount of calories consumed during the holiday meals and according to the research from the Calorie Control Council, the average American may consume more than 4,500 calories and a whopping 229 grams of fat during a typical holiday gathering from snacking and eating a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings. This is JUST DURING THANKSGIVING, not including the other holidays like Christmas and New Years!
If you were to replace just one of those unhealthy items during the big 3 holidays as we like to call it you can avoid up to 10-20% of unnecessary empty calories and that can add up to one less pound you gain, or one less piece of clothing you can’t fit into! IT ALL ADDS UP!
We have some exciting posts coming your way for Kids, Adults nutrition sections so stay tuned.
Here are some pics from our New Years Eve and of course the food we ate!
The first pic Shrimp over black rice(Very tasty but a bit too much butter so we ate sparingly)
The second pic was a lemon sorbet that was served on a big chunk of ice as palette cleanser between our second and third dish( Very refreshing and yes there was sugar in it so I ate only 1/4 of it!)
The third pic was the main course that included short ribs, a parsnip mash(much better than mashed potatoes), and a petite filet mignon. (The short ribs were very tender but rich so I only ate 1/4 of it)
Why am I sharing this with you; to let you know it is ok to NOT EAT ALL OF YOUR FOOD IN ONE SITTING! Enjoy the holidays BUT LIVE TO EAT ANOTHER DAY!
More to come so stay tuned!