Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Fall - the season the leaves turn pretty, the weather gets colder, and all you want to do is bundle up. For many, this means your activity decreases too. Try to remember to stay active, but there are some other things you can do to keep yourself healthy this Fall!
Think beyond the pies and the jack-o-lanterns. Pumpkins are great for other things too! Pumpkins offer both Vitamin A and C in its pulp and the seeds are also packed with phytosterols, which helps lower cholesterol.
Fight off the seasonal candy craving. If you buy candy for trick or treaters, buy only enough for the kids. Try waiting until the day of Halloween to buy it as well. That way the in-house temptation isn't haunting you through the month.
Pass on the chips and dip. Football season usually involves lots of sitting and food grazing. Instead try setting out raw veggies and other healthy snacks.
Start your turkey day off right. Before your big Thanksgiving meal, start your morning with a high protein and fiber breakfast. This will boost your metabolism and help prevent sugar cravings!
Now that we've got a game plan, let's all have a healthy fall and go into the holidays feeling GREAT!