Monday, June 16, 2014

Week 7 of the 8 Week Get Healthy Plan

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Welcome to Week 7! I hope you have been able to keep up with this plan and have been seeing some great results from it. 

Week 7 is very simple. Take all you have learned from the previous weeks, bring it together and work on making balanced meals.
I will be posting some sample meal plans later this week, but here are the basics:
Each meal should have-
Either a fruit or vegetable on the side. 
A portion of good for you carbs.
A portion of protein.
Be sure that when cooking your meals you stick to using a little oil, don't go overboard.
I love cooking with coconut oil, but olive oil is great as well.

Here is a great portion control guide:
Veggies- two fists worth
Fruit- one fist
Carbs- one fist
Fats- Size of your thumb
Protein- Size and thickness of your palm

This way you don't need to stress about measuring everything. Just eyeball it and don't go to crazy.

Another important part of this week is to work on enjoying your meals.
Be sure you are never standing when you eat. We tend to eat mindlessly and keep snacking all day without ever realizing we are full.

Therefore you need to always sit and eat slowly. Enjoy your food!

So your goals for this week are:
1-Have balanced meals.
2-Watch your portions but do not stress over it!
3-Sit while eating.
4- Eat slowly.
5- Enjoy your food!

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1 comment:

  1. Excellent advice. Just a reminder: most fruits (except berries and fresh apricots) fall into the fast carb category, along with pasta, potatoes, winter squash, etc. Berries & fresh apricots are equivalent to green veggies (also known as slow carbs). That is important to know when properly balancing your meals. :-)

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