4 mile run
4 sets of:
1/4 mile run
25 wall ball squats
Hello friends and Happy Monday! I had a pretty uneventful weekend due to the rain and the soggy weather in Miami, but that didn't stop me from running. Thankfully my knee has been feeling better so I put in a few miles this weekend. I also did a few HIIT sessions which required me to ice my knee afterwards.
Did you know that the more you eat the more weight you will lose? True story! Studies have shown that snacking in between meals may actually promote weight loss. In previous posts, I have mentioned the importance of snacking, but today I want to point out the healthy food options that you should choose when snacking. Remember, the key is to:
A) Choose your carbs wisely (whole grain vs. white flour).
B) Saying NO to refined sugars (such as candy and sodas).
C) Eat plenty of fruits and veggies (be careful with fruits high in sugar and with starchy veggies).
D) Eat a protein with every snack and meal (such as hard-boiled eggs, Greek yogurt, low-fat cheese).
E) Choose your fats wisely (fried foods vs. nuts and avocados).
Here's the game plan:
Choose Healthy Snacks
Know which foods to eat
You can eat more foods with high water or fiber content and few calories, such as:
Fruits and vegetables. Eating fruits and vegetables provides a feeling of fullness and only a small number of calories.
Whole grains. Whole-grain snacks are rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates, which give you energy with staying power.
Nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds provide protein, so you will feel fuller longer. They are high in fat, but it's mostly monounsaturated, a healthy kind of fat.
Low-fat dairy products. Cheese, yogurt and other dairy products are good sources of calcium and protein. *Limit this however.
This is a sample day for me:
Snack 1: Carrots with 2tbs hummus
Snack 2: 2 hard-boiled eggs and a Golden Delicious apple
Snack 3: Chobani Greek yogurt with walnuts and an orange
What do you eat for a healthy snack?
I am grateful that my new neighbor
gave Milo and I some fresh guavas
from his tree.