The holiday season is just around the corner. Part of the joy of the season is spending time with family and friends. But social gatherings often lead to over-indulging in our favorite meals and treats. With a bit of pre-planning for social occasions where food is likely to be in abundance, it is possible to maintain your weight without depriving yourself. Here are some tips:
Meeting One ran over. Meeting Two starts in 10 minutes. You’re starving. Uh, oh! You left your healthy lunch at home. There’s no time to get healthy food, or any food. The race is on… get ready… get set…
You need it. You want it. You gotta have it. The can is in place, and you’re ready to pop the top, anticipating your refreshing, thirst-quenching fizz fix. Oh, no! What’s that sound? Whoop! Whoop! Whooop! Step away from the can! We repeat… step… away… from… the… can!
The alarm has sounded and the bubble has burst. Many diet sodas are bad for you, contributing to serious health issues such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, weak bones, diabetes and lymphoma! With ingredients such as flame retardant – we kid you not! – wood resin, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, carcinogenic dyes, and one of our favorites, propylene glycol, a preservative, thickening agent and food stabilizer also used in antifreeze to de-ice planes, we’re going on high fizz alert.
Brrrr! It’s cold in here. Well, that’s because you’re holding open the refrigerator door expecting food to magically appear. Guess what? It’s not going to. And, don’t think if you hold open the cupboard door anything will be different. It won’t.
Yes, it’s that time again. Time to make the trek to the supermarket.
The key to maximizing your food shopping experience is to have a plan. With a shopping strategy, you’ll find the healthy food you need for the most economical prices, making your way in and out of the grocery store with time to spare. Think you can do it? We know you can!