4 Fit Mommies: Diet Tips That Work

Tired of following the fad diets only to gain all the weight back within weeks? Sure we all spend time sifting through celebrity workouts and diets to find the ONE thing that will actually WORK for us without us having to really DO anything. If you’re like me and you want results quickly and easily, these 10 tips will help.

1. Throw away the scale (the food one). Please, please, please stop measuring your food. It’s making me nuts just listening to you talk about it. NO ONE sticks to consistently measuring their food for the rest of their lives. NO ONE. I don’t care if you say that you do, I know you don’t. Just be a smidge smarter about your choices and order a portion that makes sense for a human being and not for an elephant.

2. Keep fruit at work. Trust me, this will help you out during the 3pm-need-chocolate-now time.

3. Shake it. Have on hand a shaker of protein powder. When you are STARVING fill it up with water and have a protein shake instead of a snickers bar.

4. Avoid buffets like the plague. Do I really need to say more about this one??

5. Brush your teeth after you eat dinner. Its way harder to snack before bed when you have a clean mouth.

6. Take your before picture. And put it on your fridge, your cupboards, your pantry, your snack drawer at work – anywhere you might be tempted to grab something less than stellar to eat. And please make it an actual before, don’t be sucking it in and photo shopping yourself. You are not a Kardashian.

7. Cut the liquid calories. Say no to juices, soda, coffee drinks and yes – alcohol. I know it sucks but if it were easy we would all be skinny.

8. Wear tighter  clothes. Or shape wear underneath your normal clothes. You will lay off the fries if you have something form fitting on.

9. Water, water and more water. Fill up a pretty pitcher with water and cucumber slices or lemon slices and drink, drink, drink!! The more you drink the more you shrink.

10. Pack it up. After cooking serve yourself (and whomever else) and then IMMEDIATELY pack up the leftovers and put them into the fridge. You are way less likely to go back for seconds if they are already put away.

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4 Fit Mommies: 14 High Protein Recipes

It Works ProFit shakes come in vanilla and chocolate and you can add some healthy ingredients to each to make them taste even yummier that they are plain.

I usually replace soy with Almond milk because I like the taste better.  The other one that isn’t on here that I like is taking a Vanilla shake and adding a Starbucks Via coffee pack to it. 🙂

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4 Fit Mommies: Healthy Holiday Eating

HOLIDAY STRESS: EATING HEALTHY

Holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s bring to mind thoughts of family, friends, fun and food. However, each year, millions of Americans struggle to maintain their waistlines during the holidays while surrounded by tempting holiday treats.
Holiday Parties
By following the healthy tips below, you will be on your way to enjoying all your holiday parties, while also staying in control of your eating. For example:
• Do not leave the house on an empty stomach—it promotes overeating.
• Avoid standing near the food table, a sure-fire way to overindulge.
• Make socializing your top priority; conversation will keep you occupied and away from the food.
• Limit your drinking; alcohol increases hunger and lowers willpower.
• Offer a low-calorie alternative; for example, if you have volunteered to bring a dessert, bring fruit rather than a cheesecake.
• Listen to your stomach; reduce your portion sizes and stop eating when you feel satisfied rather than stuffed.
Cooking and Baking
If you are the one hosting, use that to your advantage – it puts you in control of what will be served. For example, substitute high-fat or calorie-laden ingredients with healthier choices, such as using an egg substitute rather than a whole egg. There can also be a downfall when it comes to hosting: the temptation to sample the food while you are preparing it. To help you resist the urge to snack while cooking:
• Keep your mouth occupied with a piece of sugar-free gum or sip tea to reduce your urge to sample while you cook.
• Prepare foods on a full stomach. You will not be as tempted to taste what you are making.
Cocktails and Beverages
Before you reach for the eggnog, remember that some mixed drinks may have as many calories as a dessert. It’s okay to indulge in some holiday spirits, but keep the following suggestions in mind:
• Pace yourself; drink water or seltzer between drinks. The more you drink, the more the temptation to snack increases.
• Try ice water with lemon or non-caffeinated soft drinks.
• Consume mixed drinks with diet soda, club soda or tonic when possible.