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Festive cocktails (alcoholic or not) are a fun and tasty indulgence, but those liquid calories really do add up! If you’re consuming alcoholic beverages, try alternating alcoholic drinks with water to keep calories low and hydration high.

T R AC K YO U R FO O D.

You don’t necessarily need to journal every meal, but do pay attention to what you’re putting into your body. Make a checklist of points to help you stay on track on an index card that you keep in your purse, briefcase, on the fridge or even in the car – anywhere you will see it often. This simple reminder is something you only need to do once and there’s no writing down a list of foods eaten, so it definitely saves time! Your checklist may look something like this: • Drink water. • Balance the plate with lean protein, healthy fats and complex carbs). • Stretch and move! Add whatever you feel you need to focus on to stay motivated as you reach your weight loss goals!

FO CUS FO O DS.

Find 5 in-season complex carbohydrates you really like and learn a brand new way to prepare each one. Focusing on foods we enjoy eating – and reinventing how we eat those foods – can keep meals and snacks exciting and keep us feeling satisfied with what we eat. For example, if you love broccoli but are tired of eating it raw or steamed, try roasting it to bring out a nutty rich flavor you’re sure to love.

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RETHINK YOUR DRINK.

Food Solutions Magazine May 2014  

Food Solutions Magazine is a monthly digital publication filled with fact-based insight, fresh perspectives and immediately useful informati...

Food Solutions Magazine May 2014  

Food Solutions Magazine is a monthly digital publication filled with fact-based insight, fresh perspectives and immediately useful informati...

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