July 4th weekend is just around the corner, and you're already dreading it. The gyms will be closed, your schedule will be thrown off, and there will be endless opportunities to eat unhealthy food, drink too much alcohol, and not get enough sleep.
But don't worry, you're not alone. Millions of people struggle to stay healthy during holidays and special occasions. That's why I'm sharing my top tips for staying healthy on July 4th weekend.
1. Plan ahead. The first step to staying on track is to plan ahead. Decide what you're going to eat and drink before you go to any parties or events. And if you know you're going to be tempted to overeat or drink too much, bring your own healthy snacks and drinks.
2. Make healthy choices. Don't be afraid to say no to unhealthy food and drinks. If you're offered a plate of chips and dip, ask for a bowl of vegetables instead. And if you're going to have a drink, make it a non-alcoholic one. There are plenty of delicious options available...
Blood sugar levels...ugh. The bane of our existence, right? Whether you're trying to lose weight, maintain a healthy diet, or just survive the day without feeling like you're going to pass out, blood sugar is something we all have to deal with.
But fear not, my friend. I'm here to give you the lowdown on blood sugar and how to keep it in check like a boss. And trust me, I know a thing or two about blood sugar. As a bartender, I've seen the highs and lows of blood sugar in action, and let me tell you, it ain't pretty.
First things first, let's talk about what blood sugar actually is. In simple terms, it's the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. Glucose is essential for our bodies to function properly, but too much of it can wreak havoc on our health.
So, how does blood sugar affect weight loss? Well, when our blood sugar levels are high, our body releases insulin to help bring it back down to a healthy level. Insulin is like the traffic cop of our body, directing glucose to our...
Ah, the infamous "I can do it all myself" mentality. It's a classic trap that many of us fall into. We think we're superheroes who can take on the world, conquer all challenges, and transform ourselves into the best version of ourselves, all by ourselves.
But let's be real here. No matter how hard we try, we're not invincible. We're only human. And as much as we hate to admit it, we need help sometimes. Especially when it comes to making healthy habit changes, eating well, planning for success, and getting in healthy movement.
So, if you're ready to swallow your pride and embrace the power of collaboration, here are a few reasons why it's okay to ask for help:
You're not a health coach, personal trainer, or planner extraordinaire.
Sure, you might have watched a few YouTube videos on how to meal prep or do squats, but that doesn't make you an expert. There's a reason why people go to school for years to study nutrition or exercise science. They know what they're talking about. So,...