Hello everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. My weekend was really fun. I had a track meet on Friday, Saturday we went to a spring festival, and Sunday we visited family out of town. Now it’s Monday, and back to school for me :(. But thankfully, there are only 40 more school days left of the semester! Hopefully these last eight weeks of school will zoom by, because I’m more excited about summer than ever! On the subject of summer nearing, it also means shorts, swimsuits, and tank tops every single day. Now is the time everyone is really starting to work hard to get in shape and eat healthier, because the hottest season of all will be here before you know it! Read on to discover the first of my series on tips for a healthy lifestyle.
The best way to start off your healthy day is with a good breakfast. Don’t ever skip breakfast, it won’t do you any good and can actually make you hungrier throughout the day, which will make you eat more. Make sure your breakfast isn’t full of sugar, which means you should not eat sugary cereals. As much as I love frosted flakes, they are not good for you at all and won’t give you a good start to your day. Here are some healthy breakfast options:
Lunch can be hard to plan, especially if you have school and can’t keep things refrigerated. Something I’ve learned recently is just how bad carbs are for you. Moderation of some carbs can be okay, but they really aren’t very good for you at all. So sandwiches aren’t the healthiest option. If you do eat sandwiches, try to get whole wheat bread, even though it doesn’t taste that good. Try to make your lunches consist of smaller options all together in your lunchbox, instead of one big entree that isn’t good for you.
Greek Yogurt & Granola
Rice Cakes and Peanut Butter
Apples and Peanut Butter
Whole grain chips and avocado
Salad with Tomatoes
Having small snacks through the day can keep you from getting too hungry and overeating unhealthy foods. It’s good to have some small snack in your backpack so during school you can grab a handful of something to fulfill your hunger.
Handful of Berries
Dinners are sometimes hard to plan because it’s usually whatever your mom is cooking and you don’t always have a choice. But there are still ways to eat healthy during supper! Pizza and fried chicken meals are never a good idea, try going for something with lots of vegetables and protein.
There you have it- some of my top five healthy options for each meal! Some important things to remember are: cut down on carbs, think about what you are putting in your body, remember why you are eating healthy and what you are working for, and drink lots of water! Hope these tips helped, and stay tuned for more posts about getting fit and healthy- coming soon!