Monday, July 27, 2009


2 Tips for Staying Slim and Centered This Summer

Summer is in full force and that means market fresh produce and long, light-filled days. As you work to stay fit this summer, here are two tips to encourage you to take great care of yourself. The full list of 7 tips is available in the Healthy Meals to Stay Slim and Centered eBook, to help you stay trim for summer while nourishing your mind, body, and spirit.

1. Eat More Whole Foods - These means staying away from processed and packaged foods. Eat more foods in their natural state. Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, and beans are all whole foods.

If you eat a diet rich in a variety of whole foods in all the colors of the rainbow, your heart, spirit, and waistline will thank you. Stick to the outside aisles at the grocery store, and stay clear of the inside aisles that house junk foods.

2. Don't Skip Breakfast - Eating breakfast is important to get your day started and keep your metabolism in check. This does not mean you should eat doughnuts for breakfast! Stick to whole foods like whole grains, fruits or fruit smoothies. You may feel hungry again too soon before lunch, but after eating a healthier diet your body and stomach will adjust and feel satisfied with less food. Have some nuts, fruit, or raw veggies if you need a snack before lunch or dinner.

Be patient and gentle with yourself.