There is a change to the top three (3) teams this week. Great work Apathy Avengers!, Shrinky Dinks, and Transformers! DRC Divas and Thinning the Herd are closing in. We did have some people that skipped the weigh-in this week. Remember, if you don’t weigh-in your numbers revert back to the initial weigh-in and you are not helping your team. Try to make sure you weigh-in each week, as the accountability does make a difference. Of course, we have no weigh-in this week due to Spring Break. But, stay on task and try not to lose momentum. We have now lost a combined total of 196.1 pounds!
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Healthy Tip of the Week:
10 ways to stay on a healthy eating plan while on vacation and still enjoy yourself!
1. Resist the Urge to Splurge
We tend to splurge when we eat out and the portions tend to be huge. Try splitting an entree, order a half-sized portion, or choose an appetizer as your meal.
2. Have It Your Way
Don’t be afraid to ask for the dressing on the side, or to have part of your meal “doggy-bagged” in advance.
3. Enjoy the Scenery and Enjoy the Food
When you’re on vacation, you want to enjoy yourself; the trick is moderation. Sample instead of feasting on delectable foods.
4. Walking is Your Secret Weapon
Take a stroll after dinner, swim or hike. Help offset the extra calories with some extra movement.
5. A Treat a Day
Try to keep your treats to one a day. After that, opt for a healthy choice instead.
6. Better Choices on the Menu
Make healthful choices that appeal to you at fast food and restaurants whenever possible. Substituting a condiment can make a big difference (dijon mustard for mayonnaise, or marinara instead of a white sauce).
7. Hide the Mini-Bar Key
You know that little refrigerator that comes with your hotel room that is filled with all sorts of beverages and candy? Hide the key, it can only lead to no good — physically and financially.
8. Water is Your Friend
Keep all systems going by drinking your daily water requirement.
9. Take “Five a Day” on Vacation with You
Now, more than ever, make an effort to get five servings of fruits and vegetables a day. It will make meals seem more filling and satisfying.
10. Eat When You’re Hungry and Stop When You’re Comfortable
It sounds simple, but many of us have gotten out of the habit of paying attention to whether we’re truly, physically hungry. Eating opportunities and celebrations are all around us when we are vacationing, and we’re in the “I’m on VACATION!” mindset. That’s when we will be the most vulnerable to eating even if we aren’t hungry.
Question for you:
What will you do to have a wonderful break but still maintain your healthy eating plan while on vacation?