Eat Well. Move Daily. Hydrate Often. Sleep Lots. Love your Body. REPEAT FOR LIFE!

Let’s talk portion control – How do you know if you have had enough? One leading cause of eating excess calories has to do with portion control and what you are eating. A few months ago, I was having a conversation with my 69 Year young Mother, who retired a couple years ago. She said when she retired she starting only eating two full meals a day. She said I just wasn’t burning enough calories in a day to eat three. That is some food for thought. More times than not I need to remind myself on portion control. You don’t need to eat every time you see a snack. You also don’t really need to go back for seconds in every meal. Or have a dessert with every meal.

Imagine – One reeses peanut butter cup equals 210 Calories. What if you eat Two? 420 calories.           

An average number of calories a person should eat a day depending on activity is somewhere around 2,000. Less or more depending on your age, weight, height, gender and activity level. Meaning, you have already eaten a quarter of your calories in one snack. What if you throw in a small bag of Chips? That’s another 230 calories. Then imagine eating a large lunch and large dinner with some dessert. Maybe another snack later. Maybe you had seconds. Track your calories a day just once and see where you may be. Read the labels and pay attention to everything you are taking in.

 In general, if you are eating the correct amount of nutrient dense food for your height, weight, age, activity level and gender, you will find that your body weight tends to be both healthy and stable. Check out Supplement Superstores and get a Free inBody scan. Just tell them Jake and Maria sent you. Track your data.

Eating just the right amount of food to maintain a healthy weight is very important, because excess energy is stored in the body as fat. Too much body fat- especially around your mid-section- is a major risk factor for poor health and chronic disease. Toxins and disease will live in fat cells!! Chronic Disease is on the rise. Let’s make some waves and rock the boats and work to get on track and stay on track to fight disease daily.

Growth Mindset for the Weekend: Make priorities and follow them. To live a more balanced existence, you have to recognize that not doing everything that comes along is okay. There’s no need to overextend yourself. All it takes is realizing that it’s all right to say no when necessary and then focus on your highest priorities.

See you at the box!