Three Things

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1. Ever pick up prepared food from the grocery store? While these foods are definitely convenient, they may not be the healthiest. To be honest, that’s not very surprising! Many times these foods do not have nutrition labels. Use your judgement when picking foods from this section. Some grocery stores (i.e. like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods) do have prepared foods with nutrition labels. If you’re stuck making a decision, the salad bar is almost always available. Make a healthy salad to avoid too much fat, sugar, and sodium.

2. I love high intensity interval training (HIIT). It seems that HIIT may be the most effective exercise method for obese youth, but it is also great for everyone else. These are workouts that alternate between intense bursts of activity and periods of less intense activity or rest. This type of workout burns more fat, increases metabolism, and builds endurance. Bonus: you can do it anywhere with no equipment needed.

3. Buzzfeed has made a list of recipes to help you eat healthier all week. All of the recipes are filled with herbs and spices to bring out the flavor of simple ingredients. I like making easy recipes with vegetables and a protein that are perfect for busy weeknights.

Raquel

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