Weekend Warrior on a Weightloss Journey

On October 6th, 2012 I will host my very own first bootcamp class! I am ecstatic to get my business started through a weekend class. By starting your weekend off right, you give yourself the right excuse to eat healthy, watch your drinks, and be active.

My Weekend Warrior tip for this weekend is to Know Your Menu! I will show you how to dine with your health in mind! 

When training hard in the gym and making healthy meals at home, eating out can seem like a daunting time. Relax. I’ve got your back. This list will make ordering from any menu an easy task.

GREEN FLAG

(Potentially Good for You)

  • Baked
  • Boiled
  • Broiled
  • Fresh
  • Grilled
  • High Fiber
  • Light/Lite
  • Marinated
  • Multi-grain
  • Poached
  • Red sauce
  • Green Sauce
  • Reduced
  • Roasted
  • Seasoned
  • Steamed
  • Stir-Fried
  • Vegetarian
  • Vinaigrette
  • Whole Grain

 RED FLAG

(Probably Bad for You)

  • Au gratin
  • Basted
  • Battered
  • Bearnaise (or hollandaise)
  • Bet you can’t finish it
  • Bottomless
  • Breaded
  • Buttery / Buttered
  • Casserole
  • Cheesy
  • Country-style
  • Covered
  • Creamed / Creamy
  • Crispy
  • Crunchy
  • Escalloped
  • Fried / Deep fried
  • Giant
  • Loaded
  • Platter
  • Smothered
  • Stewed
  • Stroganoff
  • Stuffed
  • Sweetened
  • Value Size
  • Volcano
  • White Sauce
  • Tempura

And you know what really kills all that healthy eating, exercising, and restricting sugar? DRINKS! You had the grilled fish and veggies. You had oatmeal for breakfast. You’ve done amazing all day…but then you go out for drinks. The girls and guys pressure you into one more beer, one more cocktail, and another glass of wine. You don’t feel bad because you think, “Well I had oatmeal for breakfast.” But these drinks can demolish ALL of your efforts. Alcohol prevents your body from using fat as a fuel, and makes it focus on breaking down proteins for use. Oh no! All that hard work building muscle! Well here are my simple tips…but the best one is to avoid alcohol as much, and as often, as possible.

Happy Hour Tips

GREEN FLAG (Max 2 Drinks)

  • Stirred
  • Shaken
  • Light
  • Skinny 
  • Stick to a Clear Liquor+Sparkling Water/ Low Cal Juice
  • A Light Beer
  • White Wine
  • SkinnyGirl Brand
  • Light Beers List

RED FLAG (More than 2 Drinks)

  • Blended
  • Simple Syrup
  • Sugar-Rimmed
  • Whipped
  • Creamed,
  • Sour Mix
  • Frozen
  • Triple Sec (sugar)
  • Dark liquors (Brown Rum/Whiskey/Scotch)
  • Daquiri
  • Colada
  • Mai Tai
  • Volcano
  • Hurricane
  • Sweet Tea

*Why not Red Wine? You can get your “Heart-Healthy Reservatols” from all those fruits and veggies you are eating. You don’t need them from wine! *

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