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5 Tips to a Healthier New You

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Healthier You

This year I made the New Years resolution to get in shape and shed a few pounds. I can tell you the first week was not easy at all. With help from Princess Rachel I toughed out and I feel like I’m on the road to a new me. If you have made the decision to get fit here are 5 tips to a healthier new you. If you haven’t I encourage you to give it a try.

  • Join a Free website online for  support. I use MyFitnessPal.com. It’s great for logging your calories and tracking your exercise. We started our on Consumer Queen support group on there and they even have an app on your phone that will let you scan the upc codes from the things you eat.
  • Cut out the soda. I am proud to say I am on my 10th day of no soda. Water is the best but if you are like me and cant drink water all the time look for a no calorie drink that doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners etc. I have been using SOBE Life Water which also gives me electrolytes when I work out. You can also change it up by using Sparkling water with a hint of lime and mint.
  • Grab a buddy and Join a gym. You don’t have to  join an expensive gym that has a lot of fancy extras. Princess Rachel and I have Joined Fitness 19 in Edmond. It’s only $10 a month and $19 a year(annual fee). Even if you go once a week it’s worth it. Working out together we can motivate each other and keep each other accountable. ( all Gyms have a 1 time enrollment fee but if you say Consumer Queen sent you they will wave the $99 Enrollment fee and give you a 1 day FREE PASS) (Edmond Location Only, you can call your location and ask if they will give you the same deal with my name) Did I mention Princess Rachel already lost 27 pounds?
  • If your counting calories don’t deprive yourself from your favorite foods. Just eat them in moderation. Instead of having  a regular sized Butterfinger bar grab a fun size bar.
  • Make sure you are eating 3 meals a day and a snack in between breakfast and lunch and one between lunch and dinner. This will help activate your metabolism.
  • The muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your body need to move around and be worked for them to stay healthy. For areas like your legs, going on walks or doing other exercise is enough, but areas like your neck can end up feeling worse for wear when you don’t give them enough movement. A neck stretch routine should be easy to adopt, and this can make you feel much better in day-to-day life.

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4 Comments

  1. One of the easiest ways to lose weight is to follow a real food diet. Unfortunately, couponing promotes foods that are heavily processed, and full of nasty ingredients such as high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, Splenda, and other artificial sweeteners, etc. If your grandmother didn’t have it sitting in her pantry, it’s not a real food. Your body doesn’t know how to handle these foreign ingredients, and most often stores them as fat. As Michael Pollan said, “Eat as many snacks as you want, just make them yourself.”
    Get off the coupons, and spend your money on real food. Cut back elsewhere, but your health is definitely worth it. Americans spend less on food than any other country in the world. When you are talking about sustaining the one and only body you’re given, why would you want to take shortcuts?

    1. I disagree with you very strongly about this. We have a section on ConsumerQueen that is entitled Good for You, Good for Your Wallet where we post coupons for natural and organic foods. I know we have many people that utilize that. Using coupons on natural and organics foods is possible. Plus there have been several times in the past few moenth where there are coupons for seasonings, baking powder, sugar, eggs, milk, etc. I do know that my grandmother did use milk, eggs and sugar and seasonings.

      Another point is a majority of people, I hope I am safe including you in this number, use toilet paper, soap, laundry detergent, deoderant, toothpaste, tooth brushes, household leaners (including baking soda etc). There are coupons available for those items which help you save money so you have more money available to purchase the natural and organic foods you desire.

      So please rethink not couponing. It is all about saving where you can so you can spend where you want!

  2. I actually do use coupons… when available. Yes there are coupons for “organic” food, but that’s not always “real” food. There are “organic” cookies which are still full of additives such as xanthan gum, etc. That’s not real food. Eggs, apples, carrots. There are rarely coupons for those things, although yes, they sometimes are available.

    Also, you are correct. I do use toilet paper, soap, laundry detergent, etc. But I buy ones that are made from… once again… real ingredients. The chemicals you put on your body, spray in your kitchen, etc. are just as bad as the ones you ingest. If I don’t feel comfortable buying something, I make my own. THAT is how you save money.

    I do spend where I want. I spend money on (shocker!) food. Real, organic, and local food. I like knowing that my family is eating healthy, eating fresh, reducing their risk for cancer and so many other diseases, and is living in a safe and green environment. I guess I’m not understanding why others DON’T want to spend their money this way.

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