Let’s Fight Holiday Fat!

Make Positive Changes in Your Life


If you’ve followed my blog for long you’ve known that I’ve been working on lowering my calories and increasing my activity.  In other words, I want to lose weight!  Although I’ve been pretty proud of my efforts so far I did struggle a little during the holidays.  The holidays are full of stress and extra temptations that can derail the best of intentions.


While enjoying the holidays I was also trying my best to eat in moderation and avoid the desserts that my sweet tooth very much desires.  One of the tips I’ve used to do that, besides drinking more water, was to chew gum.  It’s added sweetness helps keep the cravings away and it keeps my mouth busy.  It won’t always work but it comes in handy pretty often!


Something else that helps people reach their goals is alli® and their website LetsFightHolidayFat.com.  This site is a great online guide for those trying to eat healthy and exercise a little bit more this holiday season and into the new year.  It’s perfect for anyone who has weight loss on their list of new years resolutions!


I was excited to check out this site and look as I’m always needing a little extra inspiration.  I know a lot of people who would like this site!  It has three core elements for someone trying to lose weight.  The three core elements are: diet, physical activity and motivation! It helps you track individual goals and prepare for long-term success.  How great is that?!


Here are some great tips from Samantha Harris on how to fight the fat this holiday season!


1. Make healthy low-fat food choices – swap out the high fat ingredients in your favorite holiday recipe for healthier options


2. Snack Often – have healthy snacks at hand to help keep you from reaching for holiday goodies. Apples, low-fat string cheese, and baby carrots are low-fat and easy to pack! Have a sweet tooth? Try a small peppermint candy (fat-free) to satisfy your temptation.


3. Exercise, Exercise, Exercise. – Finding small ways to fit in physical activity can help maintain your weight and energy throughout the season. Going holiday shopping? Park the car in the farthest spot from the store entrance. Cooking? Work your legs with squats while waiting for water to boil.


4. Plan Ahead. – Going to a holiday party? Eat a low-fat snack at home to help you stay on track and avoid over-indulging in unhealthy choices.


5. Keep stress levels low. – Eating healthy and being physically active can play a big part in keeping holiday stress at bay. Keeping stress levels low also may help prevent weight gain. Try to find a time in a busy day to take a few minutes for exercise, deep breathing or eat a healthy, low-fat snack


If you’re looking for a comprehensive wight management resource be sure and visit LetsFightHolidayFat.com.


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Holiday Shopping at Aldi

Aldi Holiday Shopping


I’ve been a huge fan of Aldi for years, I love them!  They have fabulous prices and their stores are laid out well so you can get in and get out without much hassle.  Check out our Aldi deals of the week every week!


Play Food


Check out this super cute plastic food that I was able to score at Aldi!  I had told a friend of mine that I had bought my daughter a kitchen and I asked her if she knew where I could find some plastic food to go along with it.  I got a wooden kitchen so I wanted plastic food to avoid a very noisy play time.  The next day she called me from Aldi excited that she had found an 80 piece set for less than $10!  I called my Mom to see if she wanted to buy this for my little one for Christmas and she jumped at the chance.  She picked up the set at the Aldi near her and she said that she couldn’t help but buy the additional pots and pans set with spatulas, spoons, and a mini burner for around $5.  Isn’t that awesome?  The friend who originally told me about the plastic food ended up buying a wooden kitchen from Aldi and she said that her daughter had a blast putting it together herself (she bought it for another little girl).


Not only is Aldi great for gifts, and every day grocery savings, but it’s the perfect place to buy your holiday food at a discount.  For every occasion that we buy a turkey or ham we go to Aldi.  They always have a good supply with a wide range of sizes available.  My family bought 16 turkeys to donate to families this Christmas and being the bargain shopper I am, I made sure Aldi was the lowest price and of course it was!


How to Grill a Whole Chicken


The above picture is a chicken purchased at Aldi.  Doesn’t it look yummy?  That image comes from a post that my husband and I are working on together.  You should expect the full post on how to spatchcock a chicken {fancy words for the specific way you cut it} and how you grill a whole chicken soon.  It will probably be ready later this week.


I recommend shopping at Aldi if you’re looking to save money on groceries.  Their website is full of handy information as well.  You can use it to make shopping lists, check out their Suggested Shopping Items and their Holiday Entertaining Tips!


“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for ALDI. I received a gift certificate to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating.”