5 Easy Health Hacks
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Guys, it is June. Seriously, I blinked my eyes and the year is almost halfway over (how did that happen??). The last couple of months have been non-stop and for those who may have missed it, somewhere in all the hustle and bustle I got the gift of turning 40! Of course, with all the go, go, go of life I still want to keep myself and the family doing what we can to live healthier. Sometimes less is more and little things do make a difference. Here are some ways we keep things on the healthier side around here.
5 Easy Health Hacks (that are actually really easy)
1. Use agave instead of sugar
Since moving to the south it seems I am a bit of an anomaly. I ask for UNsweet tea and people look at me funny. I am totally not kidding. The hubs and the girls are all about the sweet tea, but I am not all about the sugar so when I make tea for them I use agave instead. They cannot tell the difference and they don’t need to know the details like it’s vegan, gluten-free and has a lower glycemic index. It’s also 25% sweeter than sugar so you can use a lot less of it. They just know the tea tastes great and I’m happy knowing I’m not giving them processed sugar.
2. Go for the Greek Yogurt
This is such an easy substitute! In recipes like Ranch and Caesar dressings, Greek yogurt is a great alternative to buttermilk. If you’re using sour cream in cake recipes you can also substitute Greek Yogurt.
It is higher in protein and vitamins like B-12 and it contains probiotics which support a healthy digestive tract (make sure the label states there are live, active cultures to reap the benefits).
3. Eat before you go to the grocery store
“Buy all of the aisles!” That’s me when I don’t eat before I go to the grocery store. Make a list, munch on an apple and then go. You’re less likely to impulse shop and you’ll actually be more focused on getting in and out thanks to the catechins in the apple peel.
4. Don’t deprive yourself
Everything in moderation! If you deprive yourself you’ll just resent healthy eating habits and, let’s be honest, we’re wired to rebel against that which we resent. Eat that cookie and don’t feel guilty about it. Sugar cookies with frosting are my favorite. One and done is my motto. I eat it while I drink a hot cup of tea and I feel full so I don’t want more.
5. Make your vitamin a daily habit
If there is one thing I wasn’t good about, it was taking my daily vitamin. I know better than anyone taking care of my health is important so now I have gotten into a habit so I don’t forget. I drink tea every morning so I place my vitamins strategically next to my teapot so I see them first thing in the morning when I go into the kitchen. I also give myself some choices that don’t involve swallowing a horse pill. That’s where Centrum Vitamins come in…
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Hope you’ve found these 5 Easy Health Hacks helpful! What are yours? Don’t keep them to yourself 😉 . Share with us in the comments!
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