Last week was one of those weeks. You know the kind; running errands, not sleeping, OVER indulging. Perhaps rewarding myself a little too often, just because I could, and now, well now I regret it. I fell off the healthy band wagon and there really was no good reason. We have a kind of mantra in this house, everything in moderation but heavy on the good stuff. How do I get usually get through those hectic, dare I say emotional eating weeks and still feel like I’m setting a good example for my girls? Well, I use a few tried and true tricks!
* I snack smarter! When my kids come home from school they are “STARVING”, and truth be told, so am I, we reach for the fruit! It’s the only way to get through the 4 pm munchies. I sometimes add a little peanut butter to a side of sliced apple, reach for some dried fruit and nuts, or freeze those grapes to keep things from getting too boring.
* I pick smarter sweets! I refuse to give up sweets. Refuse. There is no point even trying to cut them out. I know myself and know this is not possible. I would just end up bingeing! Knowing I love me some treats and I am keeping them in my life, I look for a change out! Switch out some of the bad junk that is hidden in the bottom of my purse (yes I am that girl) for some of these delish Werther No Sugar Added sweet treats! They are a perfect treat to get me through the carpool lane, or watching the never ending gym class. All the flavour of the original creamy yum that you remember but none of the guilt! Little insider tip, The Mint and the Caramel Apple Hard Candies are to die for!!
* I cut our the sneaky calories! If I’m going to cut our sugar in my diet it won’t be from my treats! The first thing to go is the juice. Yes, I say bye bye to orange juice and sub in a little flavoured or sparkling water. An easy way to reduce sugar and quick way to be a little healthier!
* I get moving! I know that since I refuse to give up the things I love, and I want to set a good example for my kiddos, I have to keep moving. Getting out and playing with my girls in the dreaded snow (snow suit and all), going for walks, or hitting the treadmill are all ways I try to be active in my every day life. Looking for ideas on Healthy Living? Werther’s has an online community that features some great ideas for feeling and looking your best, creative recipes, as well as wellness events, and so much more!
A few little smart changes in your lifestyle can make a BIG difference. When you snack smarter, pick your treats more carefully, get moving and watch those sneaky calories you just feel better, and feeling better is always a beautiful thing!
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