I often get questions of should I do this, or should I do that?
so here are a few basic ones I wanted to share:
Should I drink Beer or Hard Alcohol?
Here is my theory.... Yes there are positive and negatives to both but the key is moderation here, pick a drink you like, your rewards are rewards so enjoy it. If you try to make a healthy choice when obviously not making one your brain will still feel deprived and you might as well not even splurge because you will not feel satisfied. Instead pick one of your favorite drinks and be happy with just that ONE!
Should I drink diet soda or crystal light?
NEITHER! and give up that Gatorade too.... Not to sound harsh but unless you are doing a high intensity sports activity where performance is the goal, not weight loss, you don't need it. Okay, now your wondering what to drink. If you're a carbonation addict drink mineral or seltzer water, add frozen fruit for flavor or lemons and limes. If you are a sports drink type get vitamin packs like emergen-C or other store brand, not artificially sweet vitamin boosters, the key here is with real sugar. You love juice? add half water... believe me it is still sweet enough and sweeter than water right! And lastly, if you want to buy something... if you really need to spend money on healthy drinks buy Kombucha it is the most amazing drink I have ever had filled with anti-occident and probiotic deliciousness. About 75 calories for the whole bottle and only 3-6 grams sugar all natural and raw.... now I normally don't push products and will say there are a lot cheaper things out there but this one is real and great tasting... so thats that also.... there is always WATER
Should I eat a big breakfast or lots of little meals?
Eat how your body feels best. But DO NOT I repeat DO NOT SKIP MEALS! It is calories in VS calories out.... but don't forget calories under can be just as bad as calories over.
Unless you are so restrictive that you only get enough calories to stay alive, (anorexia, which is still slowly killing your body), you will do what is called binge and even if you never eat too much but eat to little and then just enough you body will take that just enough and store it as fat. This is one of the more common problems of over weight woman. Dieting too hard then splurging. It is no longer the victorian area, its okay for woman to eat and be considered a lady too.
So eat the RIGHT amount, doesn't matter when. (disclaimer.... you can eat certain things at certain times to help process nutrients better)
Do not feel like you have to never eat! I often find that when my diet and fitness are in check I feel like I am eating more often than not! and that is a good thing.
Should I ask questions or just guess what I think is right?
ALWAYS FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTION, If I do not know the answer I will help you find it! Feel free to post them in comments below as well!