Month: July 2017

From Couch Potato, To Gym Rat

From Couch Potato, To Gym Rat

Signing up for a gym membership can be a fruitful experience for some, as they use it frequently and see the results they had hoped for when signing up. For others, it can be an entirely wasteful experience; one where they see the inside of…

What To Wear To The Gym

What To Wear To The Gym

  You can not go to the gym wearing just anything! Before heading off to the gym, it is important to make sure you are dressed the right way. Nothing is worse than being uncomfortable during the middle of your workout. It is helpful to…

Healthy Tips For Summer Cookouts

Healthy Tips For Summer Cookouts

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Summer is undeniably about getting together with friends or family, and catching up with a bite to eat. That smoky smell of the grill lingers through the air as you kick back and relax, enjoying an ice cold soda. I mean come on, who doesn’t love that, right? Not so fast; however, before you know it, a simple cookout with your friends could cause you to consume double your normal caloric diet in a day. There are many average cookout foods (and drinks) that you may want to think twice about before you load up your plate. I am going to give you a few pointers before you plan your next get together.

 

First and foremost, check the quantity of food that ends up on your plate. With a big spread of food, I know it can be quite challenging not to grab a little bit of everything or even go back for seconds. My recommendation is to stick to one protein source, one carb source, and the normal fruits and veggies. By giving your body a good mix of nutrition, you will find your belly fuller, making those urges to reload on food less of a problem.

 

Another key to enjoying a cookout while staying healthy is to think about the different meat sources. Everyone does love a big juicy steak, or a nice greasy burger, but those are usually what gets you in the most trouble. Turkey burgers are a great alternative to normal beef burgers and generally, the consumer won’t even be able to tell the difference unless you tell them.

 

Lastly, but surely not least, it is important to watch what you consume as far as beverages go. Sodas and juices are filled with sugar that can ultimately make you hungrier and wanting to grab another snack. In addition to this, it may even dehydrate you if you’re out in high heat. The best substitutes for these drinks are water or tea.

 

Cookouts in summer time are one of the greatest perks the season brings upon us. However, that doesn’t mean you have to make unhealthy choices in order to enjoy them. By keeping some of these different options in mind, you will have no problem enjoying the summer weather, with delicious food, while staying healthy all at the same time. That being said, go out and plan your next get together with some friends or family and spread the healthy lifestyle with everyone!

 

|Don’t forget about the little things in life. They tend to have a BIG impact|

 

 

– Tyler Kloss

 

 

5 Tips To Stay Hydrated

5 Tips To Stay Hydrated

Drink a LOT of water Make it a habit to start each morning with a glass of water to kick start your day. Try to keep a big bottle of water with you throughout the day. This will encourage you to drink water more often.…