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Healthy Snacks

This week I thought I would share with you some healthy snack ideas. If you have some favorites that you would like to share, please do so. I am always looking for more ideas/options.

My Top 10 Healthy Snacks:

  1. Homemade Pita Chips
  2. Apple with tbsp of fresh peanut butter
  3. Low Sugar Yogurt with either high fiber cereal or fruit
  4. Cottage Cheese with fruit sprinkled in
  5. Sweet Potato with cinnamon
  6. Almonds – 1 fistful at the most (plain)
  7. Chinese Red Bean Porridge – great source of fiber
  8. Homemade Fruit Smoothie – frozen berries, banana, skim milk, & ice
  9. Trader Joes Vegetable Chips with fresh salsa
  10. Carrots or Broccoli dipped in hummus

Motivation to Eat Healthy

The other day I was listening to a podcast called Fitness Rocks (great podcast by the way). Dr. Monte Ladner, the host, was interviewing a lady that lost 100lbs and was able to keep it off for (I believe) over 4 yrs. As part of the interview, he asked her what motivated her to begin changing her current eating habits. Her answer was "I started thinking – I would never give that food to my child, so why am I putting it in my own body?" Oh, this is a good question to be asking ourselves. Another question should be "Why am I giving this unhealthy food to my child if I wouldn’t put it in my own mouth?" We feed our child(ren) hot dogs and fries for example but we may not eat them ourselves because we know it is unhealthy and will put on the pounds. If we know this is the case, then why do we still give this food to our child? Childhood obesity is now at the rate of one in three. We need to take what this woman said and use the question in both directions before feeding ourselves and our children so that we are all healthy.

Fitness Tip

Take your measurements monthly and weigh yourself at least once per week. These are tools to help you stay in control and monitor any weight gain or weight loss.

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Posted on March 5th, 2008

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