Spring Swing Thing, Energy Management

April 9th, 2014 No Comments

Yes, spring has certainly sprung as the temperature is climbing, hasn’t it? I find it so inspirational seeing so many people shaking their booty in the neighbourhood, don’t you? Raking the lawn, washing the car, walking the dog, taking the kids to the park, bike riding, jogging; people are getting outside to play that’s for sure.

Less is More – If your mid-section still has it’s winter tire on you may want to pay more attention to both sides of that energy equation. On the “energy-in” side of the equation take on the motto that “less is more”. Ensure you’re getting your 5-10 a day of fruits and veggies written about in Skinny on Slim, The Little Black Dress of Diet Books. Focus on the food guide and limit the extras to help that tire disappear. Focus on Chapter 7, Foodie Fundamentals.

More is More - On the “energy-out” side of the equation take on the motto that “more is more” by ensuring you’re moving 30 minutes at least, each and every day. I saw an old woman walking down the street today with 2 canes, as happy as a lark because she was outside….and alive…. There’s a mom of 2 kids up my street who roller blades like she a member of the Roller Derby team. Both very inspiring. If they can pump it up, so can we!

Zone In – If you have been zoning out ignoring what’s in your food, spring back in and get back to reading the Nutrition Facts Panel on food packages focusing in on the calories. If you eat out at restaurants or order in get a handle on the calorie content in those foods as well so you can get a better handle on your handles. That surprise factor is better realized before you order than after you get on the scale – that’s for sure!

Whatever you decide to do, be aware of your calories by doing spot checks. When it comes down to managing your weight, the calories in food versus calories burned through activity is THE most fundamental part of tipping the balance. Good luck!

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