Staying Healthy During the Holidays

Feeling a little discouraged after how much you may have indulged during Thanksgiving?? Well no need to worry there are a few easy swaps that can be made for the holiday celebrations to come 🙂 Skip the dips made of sour cream, try yogurt based dips or hummus Try cutting back on the alcohol and go for a drink wine spritzer Instead of mashed potatoes, go for roasted sweet potatoes Go for the white meat of the turkey instead of the dark meat To satisfy your sweet tooth- eat pumpkin pie (you’re even getting lots of vitamin A, calcium, and iron) Avoid canned cranberry sauce & high fat gravy, try whole cranberry relish instead Roasted veggies (green beens, brussels sprouts, carrots) instead of Green bean casserole Spiced cider instead of Eggnog With these easy swaps you won’t have to worry about any holiday weight gain! In addition to this: Keep up with your exercise plans & routines Before celebrating get your butt to da gym to feel a little less guilty about that 2nd or 3rd slice of pie (lol) Go for a family walk or hike with your dogs Play touch football with your cousins I hope everyone has a happy holiday!  xx,...

Preparing for Formal

Want to look #onpoint and #bomb at your upcoming sorority formal?? Here are a few easy tips to follow to help you looking and feeling your best 🙂 A few days prior eliminate processed foods (fried food, soda, processed meats, chips, & sweets) Cut down on sodium intake Don’t drink carbonated beverages Try not to eat as much gluten- swap the sandwich for a salad loaded with veggies and a healthy protein Some things to incorporate: Drink tons of water (preferably with a lemon) Spend just 10 extra minutes at the gym to get that extra sweat in Make sure you get in that full 8 hours of beauty sleep Eat extra veggies and lean protein The day of formal there are a few foods to stay away from to avoid bloating: dairy apples lentils any salty foods broccoli, cabbage and kale (what a bummer lol) There are also certain foods that will help with bloat: cucumbers bananas papaya asparagus yogurt with probiotics (helps with digestion) peppermint and camomile tea All of these tips will leave you feeling #bomb and #onpoint. Now you’re ready to kill it on the dance floor 🙂 xx,...

How to stay #fit while dining out

Ever worry that a meal out will totally derail your diet plan or that you won’t be able to find a healthy option? If you look hard enough you can always find something that is relatively healthy. Theres a few things to stick away from when trying to do so: Dishes made with cream or butter sauces Heavy carb dishes (pasta & pizza) Red meat (huge steak with a side of mashed potatoes & gravy – great #cheatday meal tho 😉 ) Caesar salad (just because it has lettuce on it doesn’t mean its healthy, the dressings and croutons add up!) Here are a few things to do: Fish dishes that are broiled or baked Substitute salad dressing for olive oil and vinegar on the side Ask for steamed veggies Skip the bread rolls (order a house salad instead) Ask for sauces on the side If you are having a #cheatday remember to pat down the grease on your pizza (saves 40 cals!!) Remember these easy, helpful next time you’re dinning out 🙂 xx, FF...

Myth about carbs

Many people think you have to cut out carbs completely from your diet to see results- I used to be one of these people, but quickly I realized all of the benefits of them. I’m not saying go eat a loaf of bread after you workout (lol) but it is important to refuel your body with nutritionally dense carbohydrates, not only do they give you energy but also keep you full & satisfied throughout the day! Here are just a few essential ones you should incorporate into your everyday diet: bananas oatmeal quinoa/ brown rice/ farro corn sweet potatoes (not just a plate of fries haha) sourdough or wheat bread legumes Your plate should have 1/4 carbs, 1/4 protein and 1/2 of the plate should be greens   xx, FF    ...

ZOODLES

It’s safe to say that these have become my new obsession! They are so delicious and easy to make, there are also countless toppings and sauces you can top them with to hide the fact that you are actually eating a plate full of vegetables 🙈 Directions (serves 1): peel and wash one zucchini, then use your spiralizer to make it into noodle form pat down dry so when you cook them they don’t get soggy heat up pan with a little olive oil and garlic (medium heat) throw in your delicious zoodles 🙂 add in salt, pepper and garlic powder stir occasionally for about 10 minutes top with either pesto, olive oil, or marina sauce// add fresh veggies or protein for a little added flavor then ENJOY, you’ll be wanting to have this meal for breakfast (with a poached/ fried egg), lunch and dinner everyday !   xx,...