This weeks question was, what is your favorite healthy snack?
My aunt sent me this interesting article
on snacking. It talks about how we are always snacking and parents have this idea that children need to have snacks all the time! It’s become so routine for us to have a snack after lunch, before dinner, after dinner, after breakfast… we’re always snacking! It reminded me of my high school days, when my brother and I would come home from school and eat a snack. This was about 3 hours after we had lunch at school, and our snacks were usually lunch size portions! I am just such a snacker! Do you
Besides just the basic fruits and vegetables, here are a few ideas for healthy snacking:
- dried fruit
- Chips & Salsa (the good kind)
- Apple with peanut butter
- Egg whites
- String Cheese
- Cheese melt– more like part of a meal but it looks delicious!
Snacking is fine as long as we keep our portions small! I’m more of a snacker and eat small meals throughout the day rather than eating 3 basic larger meals.
I got a gym membership at Planet Fitness. If you’ve never seen one or been inside one (I hadn’t until just recently) it’s basically like Barney meets a fake lemon. Their logo and colors are bright purple and bright yellow. Brilliant color combination. I try not to complain because it’s only $15 a month, in which I’m clearly getting what I’m paying for here. It feels great to lift weights again. Out of all the people there tonight, I was one of the only females lifting weights. Why is that? Why do the majority of women do cardio only? Do you lift weights?
I wanted to address something that I saw on TV tonight. Octotripledouble mom (sorry, I forgot her name) was doing an interview on some celebrity gossip show. In her interview they were asking her how she managed to lose 150 pounds without surgery, and she credited a bunch of it to her genes. I can’t quote her exactly here, but it was very similar to something like, “people don’t realize how important good genes are. If you don’t have good genes, pretty much nothing you do will help.” If you saw this interview, I’m sure you remember what I’m talking about. I want to tell you that what she said is not true! Yes, genes may help you but you are certainly not at a lost cause if you “have bad genes.” I think what she said was really discouraging, especially for many people who may be watching this interview. With hard work, consistency, a good workout routine and the correct nutrition, anything is possible!
How did you do last week? What are you goals for this week? Let’s hear about it!