Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Fat Tuesday Challenge

Hey All ...

Happy FAT TUESDAY! I don't personally partake in Lent, but I find the entire concept interesting and applaud those that do.

Let's take a second to relate this day to the lifestyle of most Americans. The bottom line of "Fat Tuesday" is indulgence. A last chance excuse to stuff your face and party before a six-week period of abstinence. The problem with our Country is that Fat Tuesday comes everyday for way too many people. Come on, let's stop this obesity epidemic! Take care of yourself and the body God gave you!

Make simple changes! How about TODAY you make the pledge to STOP drinking regular and diet soda! Yes, diet soda is JUST as bad and can contribute to weight gain and a gazillion other negative health issues. Switch to tea, coffee and WATER! Sweeten with Stevia and Truvia only (Splenda if you have no other option). While I don't encourage using Crystal Light (because of the artificial sweeteners that are in it) if it will help you break the habit of soda - then go for it. Just make sure and wean yourself off of it as quickly as possible by using less powder everyday until it's just water! Also try lemon or berries! You would be surprised how great it makes it taste!

I drink a minimum of 3 liters of water a day. I can just hear you all making excuses right now (I used to make them too). Here is my solution. I buy a 1 liter bottle of filtered water every few days. I refill it at our filtered water machine at work. 3 time a day. Sometimes more. I keep it with me ALL the time. For any of you trying to lose weight, trust me when I say you will quickly realize that 90% of the time you are not hungry, you really are thirsty and NOTHING quenches your thirst like water.

Come on - give it a try! Experts say it takes 21 days to break a habit and develop a new one! 3 weeks is literally a blink of the eye! Yes, you will take more potty breaks at first, but once your body adjusts you will be able to go a little less often! Promise!

Trust me - it's worth it!


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