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Why not take the stress out of Valentine’s Day by dropping the unrealistic expectations and commercial nature of the holiday? Let's take a step back and remind ourselves about what the holiday is really all about, and find new ways to express our love without adding to our waistline. CalorieKing will be your guide!
If your idea of a perfect Valentine’s Day is a quiet, romantic meal at home then these CalorieKing recipe makeovers are for you. You can cook an entire meal – including dessert – and not feel guilty.
It is often so much easier at the beginning: there's the rush of enthusiasm, and many of your responsibilities are not yet ramped back up to full speed from the holidays. But, a few weeks later, the spark of enthusiasm is gone, routines return, job and family responsibilities rise to normal levels...and consistency can waver. If you’re in a fitness routine in the new year, congratulations. You should be settling into a routine that allows you to live your life while making it better through fitness. It may be a nice realization that you can live healthier and not have to clear everything else off of your calendar to do it! If you’re in a fitness rut, know this: It will happen to all of us at some point. (Yes, even me!) There have been (and will be) times when for one reason or another, I don't get all my workouts in. It will happen to you, too (whether you’ve had a perfect first three weeks or a bumpy ride.) The important thing to focus on is not WHAT HAPPENED, but what your response will be to what has happened.
So you’ve made a commitment to changing your diet and fitness this year and hope to take off some weight. Well done! Time to set some short term goals to help you achieve your resolution. Consult with your medical professional and get to know your health numbers and what they mean. Together you can determine [...]
Many of us find winter to be a challenging time to stay on top of healthy habits. Between holiday festivities and warm, comforting food it is more important than ever to stay focused – especially with your exercise. Remember,though it’s colder and darker, getting outside can be a really great way to keep things fresh after feeling cooped up inside. If you are finding it hard to adjust to the season, let’s talk about finding the motivation to get out the door. Once you are there, let’s remember to stay safe!
The holiday season means good food – often too much of it! But you can avoid weight gain during the holidays with careful menu planning and sensible eating. Get a head start with our suggestions below: Appetizers Appetizers and pre-dinner nibbles can add substantial calories to your holiday calorie intake. Also, be aware that salty [...]
The holidays can be a stressful time for many. Whether it is the rush to get things done, the change in routines or family pressures, we can all relate to the feeling that things sometimes get out of control. his year, try to focus on what stressors might trigger the urge to overdo with food and make a plan to manage your feelings. Remember the CalorieKing program can help you stay on track - regularly logging your food, exercise and feelings can provide you with a routine and an outlet to recognize when and why you might stray.
or those focusing on a healthy lifestyle, the holidays can seem packed with pitfalls. The parties, the rushed schedules, the festive food, and cold weather seem to hit us all at once, and the spectre of weight gain looms as an unwanted gift. The truth is the holidays don’t have to send you spiraling out of control. Life is meant for living and you can enjoy the best of what the holidays bring. To get through the large celebratory meals, just prepare in advance with a special strategy.
Every year as the clock counts down to a new year we look back at the old and ponder what we want to change in the new. Resolutions seem to be as much a part of the holidays as the celebrations. So once you’ve decided to make changes how do you make them a part [...]