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2014 New Years Resolutions its not too late

2013 was fun
2013 was fun
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It is February 23, 2014 have you been naughty or nice? Over eating begins in October each year with the holiday nibbling. Halloween is the beginning of the holiday excitement which continues until New Year’s Day. The holiday extravaganza includes one party after another surrounding eating and drinking of soda pops, ice cream punch and alcoholic beverages, not to mention sweets. Generally, over eating during the holidays are masked with the promises of starting over fresh with dieting and exercise for the New Year.

It is simple if you over did it for the holidays forgive yourself and remember all the fun, food, parties and family events. Next, move forward to a positive happy focused 2014 and prepare yourself to change your view to a healthy productive life style which includes healthy eating and exercise.

Start off with a 2014 New Years colon cleanse
Push out the old to make room for the new low fat, low sodium diet.

Eat Protein at Breakfast

Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. Coming off the holiday sugar high and the extensive high in-take of carbohydrates makes you very tired and hunger signals go straight to your brain. Stop the cycle by eating breakfast containing at least 20 grams of protein.

High protein breakfast includes:
• 2 egg whites scrambled with spinach, mushrooms, garlic, salt, and pepper or 3 plain boiled egg whites
• Green smoothie: blend spinach, a banana, ½ cup almond milk, and one scoop of protein powder a teaspoon of honey for added sweetness if you wish
• 1 cup cottage cheese with honeydew melon
• 1/2 cup dry oatmeal, ½ cup coconut milk, 1 tbsp almond butter, 1 tbsp chia seeds, ½ diced apple

Make an afternoon treat to help kill the holiday cravings for sweets

Be aware it is not all in your mind you are really craving more sweets or fatty food since the holiday overindulging. This recipe may help to provide fiber to satisfy some sweetness to kill cravings without creating the sugar rush.
Blend the following ingredients:
• 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
• ½ fresh lemon
• Kale {remove stems}
• 1 small carrot
• Apple
• 1-2 cups water
• Add ½ a banana if more sweetness is needed

Exercise, Exercise, Exercise

Consider all that exceptional holiday fun and heavy eating and drinking to motivate you to lose extra calories and add extra fuel and get moving! Drink lots of water and start of a workout. Make it simple due five light stretches and 10 jumping jacks before you brush your teeth. Take a brisk walk around the parking lot instead of smoking and talking to friends at your break.
Not only will you sweat out some of that water weight you will increase endorphin's, which in turn help to improve mood and reduce that holiday appetite.

Aid Digestion to rush system recovery

Probiotics: tablets or Greek yogurt
• Herbal tea: Ginger, peppermint, green
• Warm water with fresh lemon in the morning helps with bowel movements and may help to dissolve fat cells
• Apple cider vinagar

No more naughty it is time to be nice and kick off 2014 with a healthy new life style

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