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By now eating healthy is seen as a lifestyle change and not a diet. Regardless, it can still be tougher for others to stay on the healthy eating train. Remember a tiger can’t change it’s spots overnight and the same goes for your eating habits. It’s going to take time to incorporate some of these tips into your daily diet and it’s okay if you fall off the wagon a time or two. As long as you get back on and to a more healthier you.

Cook with oils like olive oil and avocado oil because they’re not as processed as some other oils, like canola.

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Try poaching and braising your food instead of frying.poach

Stock up on frozen veggies and add them to everything.veggies

stock up on frozen lean proteins, like shrimp and chicken.protein

Stock your kitchen with whole, minimally processed foods that are versatile so that you can use them in a lot of different recipes without getting bored.

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Keep complex carbs like sweet potatoes, quinoa, and brown rice on hand.

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Bookmark a bunch of healthy one-pan or one-pot recipes that you really enjoy.

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Do you have healthy tips that you’ve been using? Please comment below and share them. I would love to read them!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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Thanksgiving is just around the corner. If you haven’t already put together your shopping list, you still have some time. For those that are ahead of the curve like me, here are some Thanksgiving tips to use in the kitchen to save you time and from stressing out. More time to spend with your friends and family!

1. Add a little baking powder to make mashed potatoes extra fluffy. Apparently, the heat of the potatoes triggers the baking powder’s chemical reaction, and the CO2 produced = extra fluffiness.

2. Freeze rolled out pie crusts so they hold their shape in the oven. Just pop them in the freezer for 20 minutes to an hour while you make the fillings, then bake (without thawing). This will let the gluten in the dough relax and minimize shrinkage during baking. This is mainly for single-crust pies like pumpkin and pecan; if you’re adding a top crust you don’t really have to worry as much about shrinking.

3. Slow roast your turkey overnight. Sounds crazy, but apparently it works like a charm: Put the turkey in before you go to bed, turn the heat down, and wake up to a falling-off-the-bone tender bird in the morning.

4. Prep all your vegetables a day before. You can peel potatoes and carrots, chop onions, wash greens, and do basically any other prep steps called for in the recipes you’re using. This is the kind of thing that will feel crazy when you’re doing it, and AWESOME the next day when you realize you already did.

5. Use rice to weigh down pie crust for pre-baking. Most people don’t have actual pie weights around, and using beans is annoying because they get funny-smelling after baking, and you probably won’t want to eat them.

I hope you found these tips helpful and they help make your Thanksgiving day/dinner that much easier and more enjoyable.

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

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You won’t see your body change overnight. That kind of transformation takes time and lifestyle changes but you don’t have to change everything all at once. Here are some small things you can do bit by bit to help you lose weight with time. Pick one or two to start and gradually go from there.

  1. Make your Couch a No-Eating Zone. Whenever we’re sitting relaxing and watching TV it can become really easy to mindlessly snack. By making your couch a no eating zone it can stop you from snacking too much.
  2. Stop Weighing Yourself. If you’re constantly monitoring your progress you’ll get discouraged by not seeing the results you think you should be seeing. Just focus on eating right and exercising and the payoff will follow.
  3. Don’t try to ignore your cravings. Embrace your cravings! We all have them and it’s okay to indulge once in a while but other times just find healthier ways to satisfy those cravings.
  4. Meal Prep. Preparing all of your food for the week ahead of time will 1. save you time during the week and 2. prevent you from ordering out too much on those days when you don’t have time to make a meal.
  5. Drink lots of Water. They say you should be drinking a gallon of water a day. It’s essential to keep you hydrated throughout the day and gives you energy for your workouts. Try cutting out soda and other sugary drinks and swapping them for water.

I hope these tips helped and you can incorporate some of them into your daily life and be on the road to a healthier you!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life!

~Kathy

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