Just 7 of the many trials you will be tempted with on a daily basis.
Read the word above again, Butter. Fat. Just fat. And not only fat, some genius decided to make it salted fat…. Does this sound funny? Are you laughing? Well keep spreading this creamy glob on your food and you won’t be laughing long. You’ll be looking in the mirror…. crying.
Healthy Butter Alternative : Incorporate more Avocado into your meals, it has a great buttery taste to it, and loaded with tons of HEALTHY fats.
Look at that little shaker. Looks innocent huh? No, it isn’t… It will make you bloat, and you do not want that. Â You want to keep salt intake low, Â just enough to stay hydrated. It’s not rocket science: don’t use the shaker, stay away from frozen meals. Anything that has a long shelf life is loaded with sodium.
Healthy Salt Alternative : Use Garlic to doctor up your meals. It has an amazing flavor, and adds a little salty taste.
Water with bubbles and sugar mixed together. No, just no. Would you sit down on the couch and eat 20 spoonfuls of sugar….? Didn’t think so. You have to think of it that way. Look at a big glass of soda like all spoonfuls of sugar dumped into the cup. You get â€œlightâ€ or â€œskinnyâ€ coffee to avoid the extra few grams of sugar, but chug a 50g mountain dew? Get real people.
Healthy Soda Alternative : Add some fruit slices to your water, or seltzer water. Stevia is a great alternative, a natural, REAL natural sweetener to add to your drinks.
Late Night Snacking.
Sooooo, I will break it down for you quick and effectively. You wake up every morning to an empty gas tank. You are on a â€œfill as you goâ€ system. So why would you â€œfill upâ€ your tank right before you parked it in the garage all night long? That’s correct, you shouldn’t! Have a good dinner, and a light pre-bed protein snack, and hold back the cravings!
Healthy Late Night Alternative : I personally like non-fat milk pre-bed, but the best option is a casein protein, like cottage cheese. A slow breakdown protein that will keep you satisfied through the night!
Sauce / Dressing.
Calorie sauce. You should just imagine numbers pouring out of thousand island dressing bottle, because that what it is, just calories. And who came up with taking lettuce, veggies and healthy stuff and pouring thick, sugary syrup on top. It just doesn’t make sense, and makes my brain hurt to think about it.
Healthy Sauce/Dressing Alternative : Olive oil and vinegar makes a great salad dressing. And nothing beats the low calorie salsa as an amazing topper for tons of things!
I understand being on the road, but there is no excuse for a poor high calorie choice. Every place I have stopped at has salads, or a â€œlightâ€ menu. It’s not a first choice to stop at a fast food joint, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.
Healthy Fast Food Alternative : Salads are on the menu! Make a good choice, a bad decision for a big mac can ruin hours of cardio… hours. No seriously, hours.
The scale is for tracking progress, not stepping on it twice a day and letting it consume your life. Yeah you, I mean you reading this, I know you do that. Stop it. Do it once a week, on the same day, same time.