As I shared in my blog earlier this week, awareness of one’s self is keyto making conscious choices and achievable goals. One of the biggest pitfalls is to have your fitness / eating routine interrupted and struggling to get back on your plan. There are countless tips, tricks, and plans for eating less calories while bouncing from party to party. Quick tips to stay on track with your holiday eating!
With Halloweenaround the corner there are sweet treats up for grabs every where! I thought I would take a minute and share some calorie counts and offer a bit of education on how to offset this season’s indulgences.
In our society, holidays and celebrations are synonymous with food. Make sure that you educate yourself on the amount of calories you could be mindlessly eating as you walk by the candy bowl at work or dip into your children’s Halloween treasures. Below, is a chart to give you an idea of what it will take to burn off this MINI-SIZED Fun Treats!
As with any health plan, complete deprivation will set you up for failure. A term I frequently remind my clients of is, “everything in moderation.” I do not recommend that anyone completely forego sweet treats, IF they want to indulge. It is not realistic to expect to sustain a lifestyle change without participating in days of celebration. Whether it is Halloween candy, the office birthday cake, or the upcoming holiday season, don’t allow an exception to your daily eating plan to derail your fitness journey.
IF you choose to eat the treats, be ready to do the work! BAM!!!
It seems that once September first hits, people start drinking “Fall Favorites”and seldom think twice about taking the calorie hit. Since the introduction of the “Pumpkin Spice Latte”(click link for calorie information) over 14 years ago, Starbucks has sold over 350 million of them. Indulging in Pumpkin Spice Lattes, aka PSL, and other fall treats can have a negative effect on any eating plan. With the average woman needing to follow a 1,500 calorie diet to lose weight, and a man needing to follow a 2,000 calorie diet, using 380-500 of your daily allowance for a morning coffee is not a wise nutrition choice.
I have included a couple of links to help educate you on just how many calories a person can mindlessly ingest in a day. This first article offers a good overview of how cutting liquid calories can have a positive result on your weight loss. Stealth Assault on Health: Beverages Pack Calorie Punch. Another resource, published in 2015, by the Center for Disease Control, titled “Rethink Your Drink,” offers a comprehensive list of calorie comparisons for popular beverages. So the next time you are thirsty, make sure you count those calories, because they really add up! Just drink water – BAM!!!