Now that fall has arrived and with the holidays right around the corner, staying on track may be a little more challenging. This is where we usually allow ourselves to cave and say we will work it off next week at the gym. Realistically that doesn't always happen. With Halloween almost here and candy on almost every aisle and pumpkin spice everything, we are more than likely to stray from our usual routines. It's good to enjoy the flavors of fall, but over-doing it is what will get us in trouble. Going to Starbucks and getting a Pumpkin Spiced Latte every day is going to rack up calories very quickly! Even if you order it skinny, it's 260 calories for a grande and exactly why it should be saved for an occasional treat! A good alternative to this though is the Pumpkin Spice coffee creamer by Coffee-Mate. Another alternative, is just making your regular coffee with Half-&-Half and adding Pumpkin Pie Spice to it... this will save lots of calories and added sugar!
With the delicious aromas of cakes, pies, and cookies at home, school, or work, we will easily be tempted to eat more things that we know we shouldn't. Eating these treats is fine, just in moderation! One small cupcake or one cookie isn't bad, but when we search for the cupcake with the most icing or the biggest cookie in the batch, that's where the problem lies, especially if you eat more than one. Sharing with is a good option too!
Here are some tips to help you keep on track for fall!
~ Add Pumpkin Pie Spice to you coffee, tea, yogurt, and smoothies
~When buying candy, purchase the "fun" size
~If baking cookies or cupcakes, make smaller sizes and don't over-do the icing
~ Purchase and eat seasonal fruits and vegetables - check out seasonal fruits and vegetables in your area here: http://www.sustainabletable.org/seasonalfoodguide/