Fitness & Food Change Together are Stronger than Apart

Fitness and Food Change Together are Stronger than Apart

If you resolved to work out more in 2013, don’t let your sweat be in vain. One of the reasons people abandon their fitness resolutions is lack of results, and that generally happens when they think they are eating right, but aren’t. Changing your food habits will get you to your goals and keep fueling your workout motivation.

Check out my Fox & Friends food resolution segment here and my tips below to make that sweat count more than your calories!


NikkiFitness FOOD Resolutions:

1. Think of food as a fuel, not as a gift. Passing on food that is high in fat and sugar, and take half the portion everyone else heaps onto their plate. If you go out to eat, you should pack up half food on your plate in a doggy bag.

2. Practice good habits when you eat out. If you have to be at a restaurant, identify the three healthiest things on the menu and pick between those.

3. Follow the food pyramid daily. Focus on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean protein and calcium, not sweets and fats. Also, take a daily multi-​​vitamin

4. Don’t eat any junk food lying around the office. Bring healthy, sweet or salty snacks to your desk, such as whole wheat crackers, almonds, grapes, or chocolate soy milk. Buy a slow cooker so that you can prepare a healthy meal in the mornings, and it’s ready for you when you get home (it’s like having a personal chef at home all day, and gives you that extra hour for exercise.)

5. Drink no more than two alcoholic beverages at parties and events (if necessary, cut extra drinks with spritzers) and have a snack before these events so you don’t attack the buffet line

Fitness — fit it in with good food choices this year! Nikki

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NikkiFitness is a personal trainer, group exercise instructor, writer and publicist living in New York City. She started as a cheerleader at Syracuse University, but became certified in fitness before her beach wedding so that she could get back in shape. Laura, a graduate student, working mom, and military wife, inspired Nikki's Military Wife Workout (MWW) for all military wives. Find more articles by Nikki at her Military Fitness Center archive. Learn more at www.nikkifitness.com.

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