Portion Control Tips

It’s not just about WHAT you eat but HOW MUCH you eat. Controlling portions is key to losing and maintaining weight and I’ve got some tricks to help you both when you are home and when you’re dining out. You need these portion control tips!

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Social Eating 101

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How to handle social events without letting it sabotage your diet.  A little planning and a little willpower is all it takes to make sure your friends and your lifestyle don’t make you fat!

Condiment Caution!

Sometimes we can make the right food choice, but then add the wrong condiment and sabotage ourselves.  Butter, sour cream, mayonnaise, cheese – all of these can make a healthy meal take a turn for the worse.   In this Fit Life, we give you lighter, healthier alternatives that still taste great!

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WAM This Week: Steps Toward That Beach Body!

amymacThis week on WithAmyMac.com, I highlighted food and eating in the the ‘news’ section.   Summer has arrived and that means skimpy dresses, short shorts and swimsuits are upon us!  You know that I feel strongly about ‘dieting’ but instead feel that small lifestyle changes are what is needed to become healthy, fit and swimsuit-worthy!  The focus this week is to help you put some of those small changes into your life by enjoying foods you can eat, taking advantage of summer fruits and how to ‘eat smart’ at social events like weddings, bbqs and holiday gatherings.

Posted 6/8/2009:  Healthy Diet How-to
If you are defiant, like me, when you make a food ‘off-limits’, it instantly becomes the only food you want to eat!  I don’t normally eat cake but tell me I can’t have it and I’ll becrashing wedding showers for a piece of cake!  This post is about changing that mindset.   << Switch Your Food Focus to “What CAN I Eat?” >>

Posted 6/11/2009:  Easy Healthy Food!
Eating healthy has such terrible connotations.  Most people assume that their dish will be lacking flavor, that the recipe will be difficult or that they will never feel full.  I’m not a chef, or even a decent cook, but I can promise you that I don’t waste calories on food that doesn’t taste great!  This easy fruit salad is great for a side dish, snack or pitch-in dish and you can even use it to combine all your leftover fruit at the end of the week so no berry goes to waste!    <<  4 Minute Fruit Salad Recipe  >>

Posted 6/12/2009:  How-to Eat Healthy!
Social events have always been a ‘diet killer’.  I insist that they don’t have to be, it just takes a little more planning, thinking and awareness so that you aren’t sabotaged.  No one will ever notice when you use a salad plate as your only plate and then continually fill it from the veggie tray.     <<  Beat Mindless Eating at Social Events! >>

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