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Fit & Firm: Everything in Moderation

A bird's eye view of two brick baked pizzas. One person is using a fork and knife. This article covers moderation.

Moderation.

Too much of a good thing?

Well, with March break and having both girls home, it’s been quite exciting!

As much as I’ve wanted to stick to a strict diet, we’ve dined out more than I’d like, and mind you–it’s been the better option.

But, still.

Then with Gabriella’s birthday kicking off March Break, that was pure overindulgence for everyone.

Either way, I always go back to the saying that everything is okay in moderation.

I do avoid a lot of foods because of the ingredients but, sometimes it’s very easy to overindulge in good foods too.

This week we took the girls to our local sugar bush and we were able to see the process of making maple sugar, syrup, and cream. We also took the girls to watch Disney on Ice and our weekly shopping trips.

These outings, of course, were all-day events in which we were out of the house all day long. Which leaves cooking your meals nearly impossible and sticking to a diet a bit harder.

Though, not impossible.

Cooking at home has been pretty good, I make the occasional favorites but in healthier versions.

We’ve also had pizza delivered but, it’s always whole wheat with chicken, mushrooms, and cheese. Which is always yummy!

How do you stick to a diet while not at home?

  • Pack portable and wholesome snacks. We pack almonds, pistachios, or organic cinnamon sticks for the girls.
  • We also brought along organic Honest Kids juice packs which came in extra handy when the girls were thirsty and the only thing available was soda.
  • Never leave home without a reusable BPA-free bottle with lots of H20!
  • Fruits are always a good snack to pack tooโ€”our favorites: Nectarines, grapes, apples, and bananas.
  • If you have to eat out, opt for the better options. We tend to stick to sandwich shops or our favorite–Chipotle’s.
  • Drink lots of water throughout the day to flush everything out.
  • Practice moderation and stop eating when bored. We often do that and don’t realize it!

Now that March Break is almost over, I plan to hit it really hard. Be really strict and a little less lax on my diet.

I’m a picky eater! My progress hasn’t come as fast as I thought it would. I know if I don’t really buckle down, it won’t. Because of this, I have maintained the same weight since my last weigh-in.

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This goes back to saying that being strict is a good thing but, there are those moments in life when it’s okay to indulge and share great times together.

Everything in moderation.

How was your week, how do you stay healthy and practice moderation when not at home?

Let me know, til thenโ€” cheers m’deres!

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9 Comments

  1. I absolutely think that healthy eating is of course important but you need to enjoy life and events as well and that means having a treat or two ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Totally agree. So, even if I haven't seen the progress as fast as I wanted–I enjoyed moments that will happen again. She'll never be 8 again. You are very right m'dere!

  2. Great post! Good reminders too ๐Ÿ™‚ Eating out, I've found that most places have healthy alternatives. I've been known to eat only half what's on my plate and ask to take the rest home in a "doggy bag".I find servings in our generation and our society are HUGE! Way more than we actually need to eat.

    1. That's also a GREAT tip. Eat half and take the rest home. Take out tends to totally supersize portions. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing that Christine!

  3. How are you going to go from a picture of pizza to one of a strawberry? You know that men read this blog too right?

    I think it's great that so many of you are teaming up to better yourselves, way to go! I guess Kevin and I will have to start our own little club…

  4. Great tips! My favourite way to eat healthy when I'm not at home, is I usually go online and decide on my meal beforehand (if dining at a restaurant). That way, I can calculate my nutrition and caloric intake without the pressure of a server standing over my shoulder. I also have my favourite low calorie fast food choices planned out too (i.e. Subway's veggie delite sub).

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