Football, Basketball Oh My

It’s football and basketball season right now. From college games to the NFL,
there are tailgating, home parties and gatherings at the local sports bar. Fun is had by all and eating is a big part of these festivities.

Football Food Overload

It is estimated that, on an average, game day enthusiasts can consume up to a whole day and a half’s calories. Imagine the spread filled with multiple-layered dips with chips galore for starters. Let your mind fill with all those different tailgate treats. There are some healthier lighter choices that you can make that will help you stay on track. Some of these are not the most obvious choices. Let’s take a look.

Smarter Healthy Choices

Based on an average serving here are the comparisons. What do you pick?

Potato Chips vs Pretzels

You normally say pretzels? But it is more complicated. Pretzels win on protein, calories, and fat, while chips have the edge on fiber and sodium. They are both not the best choice. Still better opt for the carrots!

Guacamole vs. French Onion Dip

Guacamole gets the win with lower calories and healthy fat. Avocado anyone?

Grilled Potato Skins vs. Potato Salad

Your winner here is the potato skins.  That creamy mayo is a downfall.

All-Beef Hotdogs vs. All-beef Brats

Go for the hotdog here! If you are holding out for the brat, there may be other alternative brat choices that you can find like turkey brats or vegan brats.

Cotton Candy vs. Snow Cone

The winner here is the cotton candy. I know you were thinking the snow cone because it is only ice and syrup.

Intent on Having a Beer?

Many beers are less than 120 calories that do not taste watered down. Do your own test to determine your favorite light beer.

If eating is part of your game day shenanigans then plan accordingly.  Get your workout in, choose wisely and as always have fun!

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Nicole, your healthy lifestyle coach

Let’s start and finish the week strong

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I love my eating program and this challenge my arms are on fleek, my butt is showing improvement  and guess what! I can do 10 -12 push ups straight now. I have never been able to do full push body push ups before even in my 20’s.

You don’t have to do all the moves in one session, break it up to fit you.  You can do some moves every hour, or 3 times a day.  Challenge yourself this week to get some fitness in. Get up and move, don’t be a victim of “sitting disease”.  Did you know that sitting for 3 to 4 hours at a time shuts off the body’s fat burning ability? Sitting disease is likened to smoking a pack and a half of cigarettes a day!!! According to the Mayo Clinic sitting too long is the new smoking.  It increases your body’s risk of disease.

If you can simply get up stretch, walk around tour office, your home or walk up a flight of stairs every hour can reduce that risk. Performing simple movements throughout the day will help to make a big difference in your body’s fitness and fat burning performance.

Stop asking how much its going to cost. The question is, “What is it costing you not to get a coach?”
Let’s get started today.

#onlinewellnesswithnicole it’s your body #owwnit let’s do it #loseweight #loseinches #boostmetabolism

Let’s start and finish the week strong

image

I love my eating program and this challenge my arms are on fleek, my butt is showing improvement  and guess what! I can do 10 -12 push ups straight now. I have never been able to do full push body push ups before even in my 20’s.

You don’t have to do all the moves in one seasion, break it up to fit you.  You can do some moves every hour, or 3 times a day.  Challenge yourself this week to get some fitness in. Get up and move, don’t be a victim of “sitting disease”.  Did you know that sitting for 3 to 4 hours at a time shuts off the body’s fat burning ability. Sitting disease is likened to smoking a pack and a half a day!!! According to the Mayo Clinic sitting too long is the new smoking.  It increase risk of disease.

If you can simply get up stretch, walk around, walk up a flight of stairs.  Performing simple movements will help to make a big difference in your body’s fitness performance.

Stop asking how much its going to cost. The question is, “What is it costing you not to get a coach?”
Let’s get started today.

#onlinewellnesswithnicole it’s your body #owwnit let’s do it #loseweight #loseinches #boostmetabolism