5 Tips to Get Back-on-Track to a Balanced Lifestyle

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I belong to a Facebook group of friends who are trying to watch what we eat and  live a more balanced lifestyle.  Here are some quotes from recent posts:

“So I see-sawed back and forth over the holidays and was not at all good about what I ate. Finally put my foot down and got back on track this past week.”

“I did bad over the holidays. Back on track and overall down 4 from the beginning.”

 “Right now, I’m still working on the weight I gained back since first week of December & over holidays.”

“I think the lesson I most need to learn in life is that it’s okay to mess up….it’s when we mess up and then keep messing up that gets me! So, I’ve decided in this new year that I will not be hard on myself. I will not scold myself if I eat something I shouldn’t or if I don’t exercise one day….but, I will not allow myself to wallow in my misery! I will try to start each day anew! “

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Many of us lost our resolve over the holidays, but it is time to get back on track – to start a new day and let go of the mistakes of the past.  Don’t give up!

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Tip #1 Eat a breakfast with a balance of carbohydrates and protein.

Different foods convert to energy in our bodies at different rates.  When you eat a breakfast of carbohydrates and protein, you get an energy level consistent over a longer time period than eating carbohydrates or protein alone.  Researchers say that eating a balanced breakfast gives you the energy to exercise and helps you have the stamina to make smarter choices throughout the entire day.  I love the LEAN CUISINE® Morning Collection™ Turkey Sausage English Muffin.  It is delicious!

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Tip #2 Substitute balanced choices.

I’m a cream-and-sugar coffee drinker.  I’ve tried to go to black coffee but I just like the smooth taste better.  Instead of trying to completely eliminate something I love, I’ve substituted a sugar-free option.  Do you love flavored coffee and pick up a latte on the way to work?  Try making your own coffee with CoffeeMate Sugar-Free French Vanilla.  You’ll save – time, money and calories!

Wraps are a well-known way to enjoy your favorite sandwich without the calories of bread.  Lean Cuisine makes it easy with their Wrap Additions.  Just add your own tortilla, they’ve done all the rest.  The one pictured above is LEAN CUISINE® Wrap ADDITIONS™ Creamy Balsamic Chicken.  Yum!

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Tip #3 Have frozen meals on hand for a quick and easy meal or snack.

Lean Cuisine makes some of my favorite frozen meals.  We have been eating LEAN CUISINE® Simple Favorites™ Macaroni and Cheese for years!  It’s a delicious, creamy treat that fits into a balanced lifestyle.  You don’t have to give up “comfort food”.  Just make a smart choice.

When you want a snack, have something on hand that’s quick and easy like LEAN CUISINE® Stuffed Pretzels.  The picture above is the Three Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Pretzels.

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Tip #4 Try something new.

Did you know that Lean Cuisine makes 70 options?  Try something you’ve never tried before, you might find new flavors you love.  I had no idea that I would like LEAN CUISINE® Sesame Chicken and after trying it, it is one of my absolute favorites!  Right now Walmart and Lean Cuisine are offering a money back guarantee!  Try 10 Lean Cuisine Products at Walmart between 1/1/14 and 2/15/14 and if not satisfied then get your purchase price back (up to $25).  There’s no risk, nothing to lose.

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Tip #5  Reward yourself – without a setback.

My husband literally said, “Wow that’s good!” when he tasted Skinny Cow Devine Candy and I had to laugh because #WowThatsGood is the hashtag for this post!  These treats from Skinny Cow are awesome.  I didn’t know Skinny Cow made candy.  The chocolate and caramel is rich and delicious.   YUMMMY!

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You can try all these treats from Nestle risk free.  That’s right, Walmart is offering a refund (up to $25) if you try ten Lean Cuisine products between 1/1/14 and 2/15/14 and if you’re not satisfied.  It’s called the “Walmart LEAN CUISINE® Feel Great Money Back Guarantee“.  For details, click here and get back on track!

Comments

  1. 1

    These are great tips, thank you for sharing. The Lean Cuisine products look delicious.
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    I really struggle with staying balanced – eating breakfast (any breakfast!) especially is a challenge for me, even though I know it’s important. With that great money back guarantee, though, I’m definitely willing to give Lean Cuisine a try!
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    Wow, looking at the pics is making me hungry. I tried to limit my portion size and I just started back eating breakfast in the morning and I feel a little more energized. We have to give ourselves a break on getting off balance and just get back on it when we can.

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    Thank you so much! I love the quotes and the ease of staying on track with these foods! #client
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    Love your tips! They are OH SO TRUE!!! And I have to work on these daily! #client

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    I would love to give some of these Lean Cuisine’s a try! Some of them look delicious!

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    Yay for eating healthy. It’s my goal this year, too.

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    Lucy Lopez says:

    These are great tips. Thank you for posting them. Will be following them to help me with my healthy eating.

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    LC has some great options and we always have several products in the freezer at one time! SO easy, quick, and delish!

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