Chelsea Crockett

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Clean Eating – What is it?

I have been hearing the phrase “clean eating” a lot lately. What exactly IS clean eating? I always knew it had to do with eating healthy and weight loss, but…

I have been hearing the phrase “clean eating” a lot lately. What exactly IS clean eating? I always knew it had to do with eating healthy and weight loss, but I never really knew exactly what it entailed.  Clean eating is simple. It is the concept of eating healthy, whole, unprocessed foods.  Here is a little more info on what clean eating is. Who knows, maybe you will want to try it out for yourself!

  1. Choose foods that are unrefined: This means that you eat more whole grains like quinoa and beans as well. Clean sugars are sugars like honey, agave, and maple syrup.
  2. Be aware of salt, sugar, and fat: When you cut out processed foods, it makes it a lot easier to do this! These are responsible for a lot of the extra calories we take in every day. Clean foods are naturally low in those three things.
  3. Don’t drink your calories: High calorie drinks like flavored coffee and soft drinks add an extra four to five hundred calories a day. Yikes! Choose water or green tea instead.
  4. Include carbs, fat, and protein in every meal: We usually get enough carbs and fat in our diet, but a lot of times we lack protein. Protein is important when you are trying to build muscle and can also keep you fuller longer.
  5. Minimize processed food: Try and focus on eating natural foods, not foods that are out of a box or can.

I am trying my best to eat clean, and if you want to live a healthy lifestyle, then you will too!

XOXO, Chels

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5 Genius Hacks for Eating Healthy

Eating healthy is something we all struggle with at times.  I mean, who would actually prefer an apple over a piece of cake?  Although it can be hard, there are…

Eating healthy is something we all struggle with at times.  I mean, who would actually prefer an apple over a piece of cake?  Although it can be hard, there are certain hacks and tips you can follow that can make eating healthier easier!  There are also other pointers that will help you get right to the point when it comes to dieting.

  • Skip the fad diets.  Trendy, or “fad,” diets are often just that… a trend.  Chelsea Crockett - Healthy FoodsBesides the occasional one that’s actually beneficial, most aren’t even healthy for your body.  You might drop a few quick pounds but that’s usually all you’ll get out of them!
  • Eat more often.  WHATTT?  If you don’t eat enough to fill you up, you’ll probably end up overeating by the time dinner rolls around.  Eat enough to keep you full, just be smart about what you give your body in order to do so!
  • Don’t freak out about the numbers.  If you’re cutting out all foods that are high in sodium, fats, calories, etc., you’re probably overthinking it.  Yes, these things matter but make sure you research what each number means instead of automatically putting it back on the shelf.
  • Get excited about preparing healthy meals and snacks.  Find different Pinterest recipes that include some of your favorite healthy foods.  You’ll be more tempted to eat healthy when you find some recipes that make your mouth water!
  • Be aware of sneaky sugars.  Sugars are known for making their way into things that you wouldn’t expect them to be in.  Be aware of what you’re actually eating!

Try out some of these hacks to make eating healthy a piece of cake! 🙂

XO – Chelsea

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Walking Workout!

Working out isn’t for everyone. The thought of going on a long run or weight-lifting is enough to keep many on the couch. If those options don’t sound appealing to…

Working out isn’t for everyone. The thought of going on a long run or weight-lifting is enough to keep many on the couch. If those options don’t sound appealing to you, going on a long walk can be just as beneficial! While a normal walk doesn’t reap the same benefits as a run, there are a few ways to pump up your walk to burn even more calories! Follow these simple steps to a great walking workout.

  1. Pumping your arms at a fast pace will increase your speed and give your arms some cardio!
  2. Do one minute intervals of small, quick steps!
  3. Set a goal for each day’s work out and don’t stop until you reach it!
  4. If you’re hiking or on a grassy terrain, use poles to help build upper muscles.
  5. Make sure to keep your back straight! When your bones and muscles are aligned you can walk faster and torch more calories!
  6. Keep the same pace!
  7. To add strength training to your work out, stop every 5 minutes and do one minute of push-ups, squats, sit-ups, etc.

Now you don’t have any excuses not to work out! It’s time to get up and get moving!

XOXO,

      Chelsea

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What would it Take to Work Off….

Do you ever wonder how long it would take to work off something you have eaten? I sure do. As I am sippin on that Dunkin Donuts iced coffee I…

Do you ever wonder how long it would take to work off something you have eaten? I sure do. As I am sippin on that Dunkin Donuts iced coffee I am thinking just how far I would have to run to work off its sugary goodness. I wonder the same thing about a lot of different foods. Well, wonder no more! Here is a handy dandy list of some of the foods we eat on a regular basis and what it would take to burn them off. Warning: the results may both surprise and scare you!

  • 1 glazed donut: 192 calories= 53 minutes of lunges
  • 1 M&M: 3.4 calories= walking the length of a football field
  • 1 slice of pepperoni pizza: 260 calories= 272 burpees..in a row. Owchie.krispy-kreme-original-glazejpg-21498b2b6b5a9441
  • 1 can of Coke: 140 calories= 17 minutes of jogging outside
  • 1 medium fry: 380 calories= 55 minutes on a stair stepper machine
  • 1 18 ounce milkshake: 780 calories= 65 minutes on the treadmill going 6 mph
  • 2 pancakes & maple syrup: 402 calories= 40 minutes of swimming laps
  • 1 chocolate cupcake: 240 calories= 27 minutes of beach volleyball
  • 1 small theatre popcorn & butter: 630 calories= 135 minutes on the elliptical

Kind of eye-opening, right? I have to admit, though, that it is nice to know what I am getting myself into when I grab myself a glazed donut.. 53 minutes of lunges, that is what! I hope you found these comparisons interesting and keep them in mind just like I am. J

XOXO, Chels

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