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New Year’s Resolutions
Date January 2, 2010
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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions


During the holidays we tend to over-indulge….  It’s easy to add some extra weight during November and December, so what should you do to take off the excess weight?  Here are a few tips.

Eat more fruit and vegetables.  The added fiber and natural sugars will help wean you of all of the refined sugars that your body has been accustomed to.

Try to eat a small amount of protein with each meal.  This will help with your hunger pangs and sugar cravings.

Eat smaller meals more often.  Instead of large portions, eat five or six times a day with fewer calories.  Make sure to include the right foods:  lean cuts of meat or chicken, fish, and lots of vegetables.

Drink water!  Have at least six, eight ounce glasses of water a day.  This sounds like a lot, but the extra water helps flush toxins from your system and keeps you hydrated.  A hydrated body runs more efficiently.

Take time to exercise.  Spend 20 minutes, at least four times a week walking, jogging, or engaging in some type of cardiovascular exercise.  Your heart will thank you!

One hour before bed eat a small amount of protein.  This will help regulate, and stabilize your metabolism.

Take time for yourself.  Spend some time each day doing something relaxing.   This helps calm your body and slow down the release of Cortisol.  Cortisol is a stress hormone, and is responsible for increased blood pressure and blood sugar.

If you fall off the wagon don’t beat yourself up!  It happens to everyone- just get back on schedule and start eating healthy and exercising again.

Best wishes for a healthy and happy 2010!

Chef Chuck Kerber

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One Response to New Year’s Resolutions

  1. janet mccarthy (aunt janet) says:

    What a constructive, gentle, and positive message to start the year off. Let’s all try to put ourselves higher on our daily “list” – this is Aunt Mel’s idea and, since I think it’s a great idea, I’m copying. Happy, prosperous, healthy new year to you. Love, Aunt Janet

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