It seems to finally be here. The end of summer. It may still be hot as the devil outside where I live, but all other signs point to the end of summer and the beginning of Fall. We find ourselves at Friday night football games and now there is football on every Saturday and Sunday and even Monday evenings. I see pictures on Facebook with little boys in camp. Some schools have already had Homecoming and Parents Weekends. I have been at the beach for the past few days so it was easy to forget that the season is winding down.
Now that I am back home my calendar is even more full with everything kicked into in gear. Weekly and monthly school meetings are underway. My bootcamp classes started up today after taking July and August off. I think that’s what really brings it to reality. No more lazy days of summer . . .
I must say it’s about time. It’s time to get back to a schedule and leave some of those summer treats, second glasses of rose’ and downing ice cold beer behind. I’ve heard that from quite a few folks lately as the summer drew to an end. I’ve been asked about the pesky couple of pounds that crept up over the summer and how to get back in jeans for the Fall.
Therefore, today I’m offering 3 EASY TIPS for a healthy Fall Season. These are 3 easy strategies I try to incorporate into my day regardless of the season. However, if you have been a little slack with your eating patterns and let some of your healthy habits slide all in the fun and ease of Summer, these will be painless and provide you quick results.
- Begin Your Day with Breakfast that contains Protein.
This sounds so easy, but somehow trips some folks up. They don’t make time to eat something healthy to begin the day so end up making bag choices later in the morning or scarfing down a huge lunch loaded with extra calories because they are starving. Bad idea. Your body has been without food for 12 or more hours and needs some fuel to get you going. Even if you don’t think you are hungry, find something small with protein to begin the day. (a boiled egg, a protein shake, a protein bar, avocado toast with egg, low fat greek yogurt)
- Eat a BOS (Big Ol’ Salad) each day.
Add protein to a BOS at one meal every day and you have done a mighty fine job of feeding your body the vegetables it needs along with the protein to keep you full. Include as many different veggies as you like, then add sliced avocado for healthy fat, a little cheese, slivered almonds or seeds and you will feel full and satisfied.
- Always Be Prepared
I tend to always throw something in my purse or car so I don’t have an opportunity to get hungry, not have to worry about finding something healthy to eat while on the go and makes sure I don’t wind up at the drive-thru with a Steak and Shake milkshake in my hand. I choose a Kind bar, Lara bar or Quest bar to keep on hand. These are all low sugar, low calorie options but really great tasting options. They all are like treats. The Quest bar has 20 grams of protein so I can take half or if I’m missing lunchtime can have all of it and be satisfied.
These are three really practical and simple ways to make healthy choices each day. If you are ready to get off your summer schedule and back to a good, healthy routine, try these for the month. Make them a part of your day. Let me know how you feel!
Also, if you are looking for some other quick and easy healthy foods to have on hand to feel your best, check out my Free Ebook, 5 in 5
Here’s to Fall!
Enjoy Your Day!