Are You Ready For The Itsy-Bitsy String Bikini?

Pool season and summer vacation is fast approaching!  Are you ready to wear your bikini?

OR NOT!

Summer is quickly approaching and there is plenty of time to shape–up and look great in your bathing suit.  While we want to strive for healthy habits all year, now is the time to get serious.  This leaves you with two options to shed any unwanted weight.

  1. Cut Calories
  2. Pump up the Exercise

Cutting Calories

  • Take a close look at your plate of food.  You may see that your portions are larger than they need to be.  Try eating only half of your food at meals.
  • Eat more fruits and veggies. They are high in nutrients and fiber and low in calories. Instead of reaching for the bag of cookies, have a piece of fruit.  Try some carrots and hummus, rather than chips and dip.
  • Drink more water.  Water helps with digestion, makes you fill full and 
maintains hydration to boost metabolism.  Replace high calorie sugary drinks
 with water to enhance weight loss.

Exercise

  • You need to get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day to help achieve wanted weight loss.
  • Walk the treadmill for 30 minutes while watching TV.
  • Choose to bike ride or roller skate as a family activity.
  • Vacuum your carpets or scrub the floors.
  • Walk once around the grocery store before you start shopping.
  • Get moving!!

Remember, just do it!!

Here It Is Again! Strawberry Smoothie!

Here it is, the GoGirlDiet Smoothie I always talk about.  This smoothie is so easy to make, low in calories and no fat.  You can drink it for a snack or you can have it for a quick breakfast and it so delish.  As they say, “it’s the bomb”!  The recipe makes 2 servings to save some for later or you can cut it in half to make 1 serving.

  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1 cup Dannon Light & Fit nonfat vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups frozen whole strawberries, slightly thawed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Just blend all ingredients in a blender and pour into a glass.  Yummy!  Makes 2 servings.  1 serving= 145 calories, 0 fat, 20 g CHO, 3 g fiber, 8 g Pro, 30% calcium.

Skinny Chocolate Cake

I LOVE THIS DESSERT!!!  And it is super easy !!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can diet cola

In a bowl, beat cake mix and diet cola for 2 minutes.  That’s it!  Do Not add anything else.  Pour into a 9″x11″ baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes. Let cool.  Ice with fat free Cool Whip.  Refrigerate.  Makes 12 servings @ 180 calories per serving.  ENJOY!!