Ladies, I am proud to announce the beginning of my first guest blogger series, "Get Fit for the Gown!". Kelsey, the official health blogger from Fueling Strong is going to share tips and tricks with you twice a month to help all you bridal beauties out there live a healthy lifestyle and get ready to look/feel your best in your wedding gown.Fueling Strong is one of my favorite blogs, and I use it to infuse my days with positivity and to discover quick, delicious recipes. Another wonderful feature of the blog is a list of toning exercises that you can incorporate into your workouts. I am absolutely thrilled to share her very first guest post, talking about healthy fats that are wedding gown friendly. Enjoy!
"You have the date set, so now it’s time to get fit for the gown. Before you fall victim to the fad diets out there, let’s talk about losing weight the healthy way!
The first step to losing weight is to change your eating habits. I could go on and on about healthy choices, but today I want to focus on the so called “low-fat diet.” It has been advertised for years, and maybe you’ve been like me and tried it. I fell victim a long time ago, and would only buy the boxes that proclaimed to be “LOW-FAT.” Low-fat cookies, low-fat chips, low-fat crackers, and the lists go on and on.
Little did I know then, but just because the box declared the food to be low-fat, it wasn’t really good for me. All I was really eating was a box of chemicals that tasted like the real deal. Sounds like some sort of magic trick. Well, it is magic because our society has brainwashed us to believe that eating a low-fat diet is the only way to lose weight.
If you take anything from this post take this… fat is a necessary component in your diet! Now, I’m not saying that you can go to the drive-thru and order an extra-large order of fries, but wouldn’t that be a dream? What I’m saying is there are some fats (trans and saturated) that are bad for our bodies, but
there are healthy fats (monosaturated and polysaturated) that are essential to your weight loss journey. These healthy fats help you to stay fuller longer because they take longer to digest. This ultimately leads you to consume fewer calories throughout the day in return for a positive weight loss.
So how can you add more healthy fats to your diet? Give some of these foods a try: avocado, tuna, salmon, olive oil, nuts, nut butter (peanut butter, almond butter, etc), and canola oil. Need some recipe ideas? Head on over to www.fuelingstrong.com for some healthy recipes to help aid in your weight loss journey!
Remember healthy fats are wedding gown friendly!"