Here is a picture of some of the food I served for a party last weekend while we cheered on the Miami Hurricanes. As you can see I snuck in some healthy food to make sure I stuck to my fall eating plan. After all, I cannot expect my clients to behave if I don't. It is absolutely possible to eat healthy and stick to your diet while cheering on your favorite teams this season. All it takes is a little pre-planning and shopping to make sure you have everything you need. Shrimp cocktail is my "go to" dish for almost any party I host or go to. Its low calorie, high in protein and satisfying. I ALWAYS have veggies on hand to help satisfy that crunchy craving. Serve it with Hummus like I did or make a healthy low fat dip using fat free greek yogurt instead of sour cream. The surprise healthy treat shown (displayed in my leaf dish) is my version of a healthy Mexican dip. I used fat free greek yogurt as the first layer, salsa for my second layer and 2% Shredded Mexican cheese for the top layer. For my guests I used multigrain tortilla scoops and for myself, veggies! Trust me, everyone loves it and no-one knows my little secret. Another tip, make sure you put your food on a plate to keep track of how much you eat. We all know to well the pitfalls of "picking" all day long. Lastly, enjoy the game guilt free!
We all know that to lose weight we need to eat healthy and workout regularly. However there is one more component that is key to achieving success and creating satisfaction and that is: Camaraderie! There is something special about being in a challenge together that helps to keep you motivated and dedicated. We complain together, sweat together and ultimately succeed together. Camaraderie is a big part of a Fitness Challenge and one of my favorite parts. To have a group of like minded individuals with the same goals as you cheering you on, sacrificing right along with you and telling you not to give up is highly motivating and empowering. If you have never experienced this feeling of togetherness I suggest you give it a try. It could be what finally makes the difference for you to achieve your goals.