We’re going back to the basics, and it’s going to feel great! You’re going to drink your milk, eat your veggies...you know the drill...
Think Before you Eat: Focus on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nonfat and low fat dairy products, lean protein and healthy fats like olive and canola oil.
No Skipping Meals: You'll be amazed at how much better you feel when you fuel your body regularly throughout the day.
Do Dairy: Did you know most women don't get enough calcium or vitamin D? Nonfat dairy products, like delicious Yoplait® Light supply important nutrients like protein, calcium, and vitamin D.
Go with the Grain: Choose whole grains that include all parts of the grain and provide fiber, B vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Studies show that people who eat more whole grain tend to have healthier body weights
Protein Up: Protein can help satisfy your hunger. Foods with protein are also a great pre or post workout choice to help maintain and restore strong muscles.
Breakfast Time!!! Did you know that breakfast eaters are less likely to be overweight and tend to get more nutrients and eat less fat and cholesterol?
Dear Food Diary: Recording what you eat and drink will help you stay on track. People who keep food journals are more successful at managing their weight.
Portions — Size Does Matter: Familiarize yourself with portion size and relate them to other items. For instance, a cup of fruit or vegetables is about the size of a woman’s fist and 3 ounces of lean meat is about the size of a deck of cards.
Restaurants and New Routines: Share an entree with a friend, or ask your server to put half your meal in a to-go container.
A body at rest tends to stay at its original and undesired weight. A body in motion will likely reach its weight loss goal.
Make Exercise Enjoyable: Finding fitness activities you like is key to making them stick. Walking is the easiest and least expensive way to get started. But it's important to try new things—you just might find something else you truly love!
Ready, Set, Go: Pack your gym bag the night before your exercise class and set it by the door. Keep walking shoes, sunscreen, hat, and light jacket in your car so you're always ready for a walk.
Rated Active: Pair your favorite TV show with time on your treadmill. Before you know it the show is over and you’ve gotten in a great walk! Don’t have a treadmill? Use TV time to grab your hand weights and resistance bands or do some floor exercises.
Meeting in Motion: Instead of a regular sit-down meeting, try "walking meetings" at work. Let people know in advance so they’ll be prepared with their walking shoes too.
Sssssstretch: Take time to stretch after you’ve been sitting a few hours or before a walk.
Perfect for the Homebody: You can use exercise DVDs in the comfort of your own home at a time that’s convenient for you. You can even check out DVDs for free through your public library!
Commute with Purpose: Bike or walk to work. This is a great "built-in" exercise 5 days a week!
Parking Lot Power Walk: Instead of looking for the closest parking space, head to the back of the lot. Then take an extra lap or two around the store before you start shopping.
In Flight: Climbing a flight of stairs is great for your heart and the muscles of your lower body, so take the stairs instead of jumping on the elevator.
Family Fun: Instead of watching TV after dinner, get your family outside walking, biking, or playing at the park