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Category : Detox

#MMHM: Apple Cinnamon Detox Water

This weekend was really busy for me and included a lot of eating and drinking…today I am feeling it and need a reboot! This morning I went to a 6 am yoga class and followed up with this detox water. Definitely a good way to start a Monday, this is one of my favorite detox waters and helps me feel better after a weekend like the one I just had 😉 Enjoy 🙂 Jenn Apple Cinnamon Detox Water *adapted from […]

Navigate Holiday Parties without packing on the LBS this season!

How to navigate holiday parties without packing on the 10 plus pounds 
the average American gains between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. 

PLUS a Holiday Tips to Stay Fit Video from Stroller Moms! 
  • Treat the holiday or the party as one event – not lasting 2 days, a week, or a holiday season! 3500 calories = 1 lb. of fat, it is unlikely you will over consume that many calories at one event, it is the , it is the continual addition of extra calories the day after and week after, which is why it is important to watch what and how much you choose at the many holiday parties you attend.
    • Allow yourself small portions of what you want, at that meal/party.  Small indulgences are not what packs on the pounds.  Use small cocktail size plate for appetizers and limit yourself to one plate.
    • Appetizer party? Try to go for fruit and veggie trays, lean meat options – like chicken skewers, few squares of cheese.  Watch out for dips, sauces, and anything fried, crunchy, or crispy.
    • Dinner party? Follow MYPLATE.gov Make half your plate fruits, veggies, and salad.  The other half add 1 scoop of the starch (mashed potatoes, rice, sweet potatoes) and the rest of the plate should be your lean protein (Roast turkey, filet mignon, baked ham, tofu, etc.)
    • Contribute to the food table. This way you can ensure that there is an item or two you can eat without guilt or worry. Make a salad, bring fresh cut fruit, make a “lightened up” version of your favorite holiday side dish or appetizer.
  • Plan ahead!
    • If you know you are going to a party, make sure you do NOT go famished! If you are hungry, you will be more lax in your choices and less likely to be mindful of portions.
    • Make sure you stick to your normal eating schedule: ideally, eating breakfast and balanced snacks every 3-4 hours in the day to keep your metabolism up leading into the party.
    • Since party snacks tend to be carbohydrate heavy, save your carbs for the party, and stick to lean protein, fruits, and veggies for your snacks before the party.
  • HYDRATE! Did you know that often times when you are hungry, you actually may just be thirsty? Make sure to keep your water intake up during the holiday season to minimize unneeded calories, especially on the party days when your sodium intake will most likely be higher since you are eating out.
  • Watch out for cocktails and/or beverages with calories!
    • Liquid calories add up quickly. Follow the 2 drink rule at parties and drink water in between cocktails.
    • Watch out for mixers! Sugary mixers can double your cocktail calories.  For example: stick to vodka with club soda and a splash of juice instead of a vodka and cranberry and save over 120 calories.  Or use diet soda, diet tonic, or bring crystal light to-go packets with you.

 

Special thanks to Courtney Schoepe MA, RD, LDN at
Giant Havertown for providing these tips for us.
Happy Holidays from your friends at Stroller Sessions.
~Abbie
abbie@fit-tribe.com
#borntoburpee

 

10 Detoxing Superstars you can find in the Produce Section

With a new year and changes in season, it’s typical to come across countless articles and advertisements about detoxing and cleansing, from companies selling their powdery shakes and strangely-sweetened bars, to professionals recommending crazy fasts and liquid cleanses. While there are plenty of decent detoxing programs out there, the good news is that nature provides lots of help in this department on her own. Below are 10 detoxing superstars you can find in the produce section. Incorporate these often to jumpstart your body’s […]