6.25.2012

Healthy vs. Skinny

Hello there to all my Basically BREaders!
[Did you see what I did there? HA! I laugh at my own jokes...]
I'm Bethany from Basically MRSbehavin' and I am basically super jealous of Bre right now.
A - because she is going to have her toes in the sand with the smell of salt water in the air.
and 2 - because she will be wearing Marley Lilly in the process.
"These are a few of my favorite things.."
 
... I digress.
 
Anyway, I do the accounting for a health & wellness center and figured I would post on something near and dear to my heart.
That would be my hatred for the words, "I just want to be skinny..."
Shut. The. Front. Door.
How old are you? Sixteen?!
We are adults and should be focusing on being healthy... not skinny.
 
Which of these two do you think is more beautiful?
 




 
 
 


DUH.
I think I have made my point.

I thought I could give y'all a little insight to my summer planning - health edition.

First, and foremost, you should always be taking a good multivitamin. But, as women, there is one in particular that I feel strongly about. Prenatals. You don't have to be trying to conceive or pregnant to take these! Not only are they packed with great amounts of nutrition - they also do wonders for your skin, hair, and nails. I recommend these from New Chapter. They are whole food processed and organic. You can get them for less if you order them through vitacost - it's like the Wal-Mart for vitamins!



Next, stay hydrated with fruits! A lot of people do not realize that the darker the fruit is [not the skin], the more nutritious it is. Eat a lot of oranges, red grapes, peaches, watermelon, and berries. Not only will they satisfy your craving for something sweet - they will also help you stay hydrated in the heat!

Finally, settle on six small meals rather than three. Simply put - snack all day. I have absolutely no appetite in the summer. The heat makes me miserable and ultimately makes me not want to eat. Try writing down a "basic" daily meal plan and stick to it.

Here is mine:
Egg whites in the morning.
An orange at 10.
Organic spring greens at noon with a string cheese [yummmm].
Almonds at 2.
Grilled chicken and a small salad for dinner.

Obvy - you can sub out fruits at 10 and the veggie you eat with dinner. I stand strong in my "salad and cheese" for lunch. It's light yet filling enough to hold you over until your next snack. The point is to have an understanding of what you're going to eat throughout the day so that at lunch you don't say, "Oh man.. what am I going to do about lunch?" This keeps you from grabbing a frap on your way to work or  indulging at Arby's on your way home. You will have something to look forward to every couple of hours.

You're welcome.
:)

Thanks so much for having me, Bre.
Too bad I couldn't fit in your suitcase!
I hope you have a safe trip.. and bring me home a sand dollar!

2 comments:

  1. Bethany always has wise words. =) I'm a big fan of eating all day and filling up on healthy snacks, it really works! =) And I do it because Beth-Love told me to.

    Hope you have a great vacation!

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  2. Love this post! Laughed at the "what are you sixteen?!" haha too true!

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