It’s the holiday season and among all of the hustle and bustle there’s one chore that you just can’t afford to put on the back burner until the very last minute. And that’s planning your holiday menu. Planning a healthy holiday menu is one of the best ways to ensure that you stay on track during the holidays with your healthy eating. The best part is that thanks to this list of delicious christmas recipes, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from without having to worry about skimping on flavor.
The holidays have become associated with overeating and overindulgence. They have become a time to sit around with family and friends stuffing yourself full of goodies that you spend most of the rest of the year avoiding, while avoiding the activities you spend most of the rest of the year pursuing. It should not come as much of a surprise then that continuing your workout routine during the holiday season will help you save yourself from overindulging on all of the goodies around you. There are in fact a few different ways in which daily exercise saves you from overindulging during the holidays.
Sure, by now you know that cooking with the unsaturated fats of oils is better for your health than using the saturated fats found in butter, but did you know that olive oil isn’t the only kind of healthy cooking oil out there? In fact, there are at least ten cooking oils that you should be using on a regular basis depending on what you’re making (and how you’re preparing it). You see, different oils are better for different uses because they don’t all share the same qualities. Oils you may use in frying you wouldn’t want to try in baking, and oils you bake with you wouldn’t want to use to make your salad dressings.
Now that the weather is getting colder, it’s time to break out your slow cooker. We’ve got five healthy chicken soup recipes to get you started with your winterized meal prep. Whether you want something traditional or a soup with a little more spice, you’ll find something to fit every taste on our list. And since you won’t have to spend any time tending to your crock pot soups, you can spend that extra time shopping, decorating, and getting ready for the holidays.
To see the results that you’re working towards manifest within a reasonable timespan you’ll have to stay motivated, push yourself and be more productive both at the gym and at home. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and your perfect body will take time to mold and sculpt into fruition too. In that time you will need to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle complete with maintaining a nutritionally balanced diet and of course a gym routine that keeps you feeling challenged and engaged. Most importantly though, you will need to make sure that your time in the gym isn’t wasted. Follow these 5 easy steps to be more productive at the gym and get the most out of your scheduled workouts.
We’re going to go ahead and just tell you right now that the best fitness routine is the one that works best for you. There is no perfect diet, and no secret workout plan that will make all of your fat disappear and your muscles tone, tighten or bulk overnight. There is no such thing as a one size fits all fitness routine, because different bodies respond to different situations better than others. Basically what this means is that you may have to sort through multiple workouts and diet plans before you find the best fitness routine for you. There are a few ways to make that process easier and less time consuming though.
Traveling is no excuse to stop eating nutritiously. If anything, your body needs a more balanced and stable diet when you are traveling than any other time, because it is adjusting to so many other differences in your daily routine. Traveling can be hard on your body, but you can make it easier through maintaining a proper diet and exercise routine no matter where you are. Keep your healthy diet a constant whether you are going away for the weekend or for an extended vacation with these convenient tips on how to meal prep when you travel.
We have taught you the basics of meal prep, and we’ve given you some recipes to use in your meal prep but now it’s time for us to show you how to make your meal prepping more efficient. The more practice you have with meal prepping the less time it will take you to prepare an entire week’s worth of meals. But who has time to wait around and learn the tricks for themselves? Rather than wasting your time on trial and error, here are our five best meal prep tips to save you time in the kitchen so that you can spend more time doing the things you love without having to sacrifice your nutrition.
High protein snacks rule the world. Whether you need a pre workout snack, a post workout snack or a midday snack just to help get you through the rest of your workday without crashing, a high protein snack is most definitely the way to go. The importance of protein in your diet cannot be overstated. Without it your muscles would struggle to rebuild themselves after a workout, your hormones would struggle to remain regulated and your energy levels would plummet. To make sure none of that happens to you, make sure to always keep a few high protein snacks for on-the-go packed in your meal prep bag.
Thanksgiving is an American holiday deeply rooted in tradition and history. But it is also a holiday that is surrounded by pounds of turkey, ham or duck, mounds of mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry sauce, casserole dishes filled with green beans, sweet potatoes and cornbread and of course copious amounts of dessert. With all that food covering your holiday table it’s easy to understand that putting on ten to fifteen pounds of holiday weight is actually fairly common this time of the year. Especially when you factor in left overs. But your Thanksgiving day celebrations don’t have to put a dent in your fitness progress. This year try these low carb Thanksgiving recipes to keep your stomach satisfied but slim.