Hungry Runner

From FitSugar.com

1. Veggies at every meal: Make a rule to eat veggies at every meal and snack, not just at lunch and dinner. Throw some kale, broccoli, or beans in your smoothie, snack on celery sticks smeared with nut butter and chopped dried apricots. For lunch, go for an enormous salad and for dinner have at least three different kinds of veggies such as roasted brussels sprouts, yellow peppers, and broccoli. Don’t forget about dessert - these brownies are made with zucchini and these oatmeal cookies are sweetened with sweet potato.

2. Try something new: If you’re excited about the food on your plate, you’re more likely to eat it. Get adventurous with your eating habits by trying a new food or recipe every day. Grate raw beets on your salad instead of carrots, grab a delicata squash from the farmers market for dinner, or try the quinoa salad from the cafe. Increasing the variety of natural foods in your diet not only keeps you fired up about eating healthy foods, it also means your body is getting a greater variety of vitamins and other nutrients.

3. Prep what you eat before you’re hungry: When you’re tired, starving, and in a rush, you’re lucky to get food in your mouth, let alone something’s that’s good for you. Make sure to take time before you’re famished to prepare your snacks and meals. Prep as much as you can the night before such as cutting up smoothie ingredients for breakfast, packing snacks and lunch for work, and cutting veggies for tomorrow evening’s dinner. Get in the habit of planning out what you’ll eat for the day, and allow enough time to prepare to avoid grabbing the quickest, usually not the healthiest, foods.

From FitSugar.com

1. Veggies at every meal: Make a rule to eat veggies at every meal and snack, not just at lunch and dinner. Throw some kale, broccoli, or beans in your smoothie, snack on celery sticks smeared with nut butter and chopped dried apricots. For lunch, go for an enormous salad and for dinner have at least three different kinds of veggies such as roasted brussels sprouts, yellow peppers, and broccoli. Don’t forget about dessert - these brownies are made with zucchini and these oatmeal cookies are sweetened with sweet potato.

2. Try something new: If you’re excited about the food on your plate, you’re more likely to eat it. Get adventurous with your eating habits by trying a new food or recipe every day. Grate raw beets on your salad instead of carrots, grab a delicata squash from the farmers market for dinner, or try the quinoa salad from the cafe. Increasing the variety of natural foods in your diet not only keeps you fired up about eating healthy foods, it also means your body is getting a greater variety of vitamins and other nutrients.

3. Prep what you eat before you’re hungry: When you’re tired, starving, and in a rush, you’re lucky to get food in your mouth, let alone something’s that’s good for you. Make sure to take time before you’re famished to prepare your snacks and meals. Prep as much as you can the night before such as cutting up smoothie ingredients for breakfast, packing snacks and lunch for work, and cutting veggies for tomorrow evening’s dinner. Get in the habit of planning out what you’ll eat for the day, and allow enough time to prepare to avoid grabbing the quickest, usually not the healthiest, foods.

"The most important thing is to not allow a minor indulgence over the weekend get in the way of continued success. Being kind to yourself — even after a “mistake” — is the better option that will allow you to reach your goals. Just be sure to head back to the gym on Monday!"

— Fit Sugar: Why Guilt Doesn’t Work for Weight Loss

10 Healthy Habits to Nail this Week- Fit Sugar
Whether you aim to take on just a few, or you can knock ‘em all dead at once, here are 10 healthy habits to work towards this week. (And all year!)
Exercise for 150 minutes this week. Whether you work out for 50 minutes three times a week or exercise every weekday for 30 minutes, 150 minutes is the bare minimum experts recommend to maintain heart and body health. For how much you should be exercising to lose weight, read here.
Cook dinner every weeknight. Here’s a stay-on-track meal plan from nutritionist Cynthia Sass to help you plan your week.
Make a water goal to hit every day, and then meet it. Calculate how much water you should be drinking here.
Drink green tea. You’ll be boosting your metabolism and fighting disease with each mug.
Eat a healthy breakfast every day. Forgo the pastry display for one of these healthy breakfast recipe ideas.
Stretch. To improve flexibility and relieve aches, take three mornings this week to do a quick, gentle stretching sequence before you move on with your day.
Eat a salad for lunch every day. It’ll help with your weight-loss goals but will also help you get the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Here are 10 Winter salads to try.
Take a break. Take time to de-stress, and have fun a few days this week with these stress-relieving tips.
Say no to empty drink calories. At happy hour, stick to one (or no) low-calorie alcoholic drink, and order club soda or water for the rest of the time.
Get more sleep. Getting better sleep gives you more energy, boosts your immune system, and helps you lose weight. Aim for at least seven hours every night this week. Check out our 20 simple ways to get better sleep for help.

10 Healthy Habits to Nail this Week- Fit Sugar

Whether you aim to take on just a few, or you can knock ‘em all dead at once, here are 10 healthy habits to work towards this week. (And all year!)

  1. Exercise for 150 minutes this week. Whether you work out for 50 minutes three times a week or exercise every weekday for 30 minutes, 150 minutes is the bare minimum experts recommend to maintain heart and body health. For how much you should be exercising to lose weight, read here.
  2. Cook dinner every weeknight. Here’s a stay-on-track meal plan from nutritionist Cynthia Sass to help you plan your week.
  3. Make a water goal to hit every day, and then meet it. Calculate how much water you should be drinking here.
  4. Drink green tea. You’ll be boosting your metabolism and fighting disease with each mug.
  5. Eat a healthy breakfast every day. Forgo the pastry display for one of these healthy breakfast recipe ideas.
  6. Stretch. To improve flexibility and relieve aches, take three mornings this week to do a quick, gentle stretching sequence before you move on with your day.
  7. Eat a salad for lunch every day. It’ll help with your weight-loss goals but will also help you get the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Here are 10 Winter salads to try.
  8. Take a break. Take time to de-stress, and have fun a few days this week with these stress-relieving tips.
  9. Say no to empty drink calories. At happy hour, stick to one (or no) low-calorie alcoholic drink, and order club soda or water for the rest of the time.
  10. Get more sleep. Getting better sleep gives you more energy, boosts your immune system, and helps you lose weight. Aim for at least seven hours every night this week. Check out our 20 simple ways to get better sleep for help.

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"…a compelling case on how a yogi’s practice can be taken off the mat in order to support a healthier relationship with food.”

The Best Ab Workouts of 2012 - FitSugar
Hey! Did you see? FitSugar put together a list of the best ab workouts from around the web in 2012! Check ‘em out and try ‘em out, but remember, there’s no such thing as spot reducing. You can’t achieve six pack abs by just doing a bunch of abdominal exercises every day. You need to work your entire body. Oh, and also don’t forget, abs are made in the kitchen!
[image via FitSugar]

The Best Ab Workouts of 2012 - FitSugar

Hey! Did you see? FitSugar put together a list of the best ab workouts from around the web in 2012! Check ‘em out and try ‘em out, but remember, there’s no such thing as spot reducing. You can’t achieve six pack abs by just doing a bunch of abdominal exercises every day. You need to work your entire body. Oh, and also don’t forget, abs are made in the kitchen!

[image via FitSugar]

Detox and Twist: Post-Thanksgiving Yoga Sequence
If yesterday was a day of indulgence, let today be a day of detox. Instead of or before you go shopping (which is actually great exercise too), kick off your Black Friday morning with this detoxifying yoga sequence from Fit Sugar.
Yoga poses with folds and twists are great for aiding digestion and stimulating blood circulation so that you can help speed your body’s recovery from yesterday’s fat and sugar-filled Thanksgiving treats!
Happy posing!
[image via FitSugar]

Detox and Twist: Post-Thanksgiving Yoga Sequence

If yesterday was a day of indulgence, let today be a day of detox. Instead of or before you go shopping (which is actually great exercise too), kick off your Black Friday morning with this detoxifying yoga sequence from Fit Sugar.

Yoga poses with folds and twists are great for aiding digestion and stimulating blood circulation so that you can help speed your body’s recovery from yesterday’s fat and sugar-filled Thanksgiving treats!

Happy posing!

[image via FitSugar]

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