Is fruit really good for you?

I can eat as much fruit as I want because it’s healthy, right?

Not so fast. Everything in moderation- even fruit.

What are the pros?

  • Fruit is delicious!
  • Fruit is a healthier way to satisfy a sweet tooth (vs. cookies, candy, etc.)
  • Fruit is high in nutrients (vitamins and antioxidants)
  • Most fruit is high in fiber, which makes you feel full/satisfied and helps you poo!

What are the cons?

  • Fruit typically has a decent amount of sugar…that delicious flavor has to come from somewhere…Some fruits have more than others
  • Fruit can be expensive if you don’t live in warm climate (A Boston Winter can set me back $10 for two small pints of strawberries)
  • It’s easy to overindulge on fruit. One piece of fruit may equate to multiple servings.

So what’s the right way to eat fruit?

The USDA recommends 1.5-2 cups of fruit per day. To give you an idea of what that looks like, here are a few examples of the fruit I’ve had over the past couple of days…


So enjoy your fruit, but keep an eye on those serving sizes ??????????????

 

 

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What should we do after overindulging?

With the holiday’s wrapping up, I think all of us are feeling a little bloated from those mashed potatoes and cookies. (These are some of the cookies I made and you can bet I “taste-tested” all of them. Twice.)

How do we feel better after a big splurge?

DON’T PANIC.

Don’t weigh yourself, don’t start working out excessively, and don’t fast. None of these things will make you feel better and will likely lead to an another binging episode later on.

One cheat meal won’t kill your physique, but cheats can start to impact your health if you continue it for multiple days. Focus on getting yourself back into a routine of healthy eating and try to stay away from the leftovers.

Get a good night’s sleep, drink plenty of water, and move on.

 

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12 Days of Christmas Workout [WOA]

Here’s another #WOA (WorkOutAnywhere) workout for you guys.

This one is Christmas themed and it can be done at home, in a hotel room, outside, etc. This workout requires zero equipment, hence #WOA.

So the exercises work just like the 12 Days of Christmas song…

Start with 30 sec wall sit, then do 2 squat jumps and a 30 sec wall sit, then 3 push-ups and 2 squat jumps and a 30 sec wall sit, etc. If there’s an exercise in this list that you don’t like, switch it out for something else like jumping jacks, shuffles side to side, crunches, etc.

Play some Christmas music while you do it and you’ll be done before you know it.

Happy holidays to everyone!

 

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