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Let's face it Halloween is one of those holidays that people just love to eat...and right fully so! No one said you shouldn't have a good time and enjoy but do it in a smart way so you don't side track your goals!

Healthy is a lifestyle not a fad so keep that in mind before you make yourself feel awful!

First thing's first set up some rules for yourself and your family! This will keep everyone from over eating and arguing later!

~Whether it is a party or trick or treating make sure you eat a meal that is satisfying and clean before going! I recommend something with healthy fats, protein, and clean complex carbs! (If you are trying to limit sweets a good way to "trick your mind" is too eat something with natural sugars--think a Pb and 1/2 banana/berries/ fruit sandwich and some almonds or some shakeology)

~ Get active that day also!! Those feel good hormones will help keep your mind clear and reminded of your goals!

~For parties:
      *Be the one to bring the healthy snack to ensure you will have something if you do get hungry
      *Load your plate with veggies, fruits, protein, then carbs (most party carbs are simple and loaded with junk)
      *Socialize away from the food--- we all know we are more prone to snack when bored!

~For trick or treat:
        * Drink plenty of water and alternate between it and gum
        * Take healthy snacks with you to eat on the go
        * Buy candy last minute so it isn't sitting in your house tempting you and do NOT buy your favorites!
        * Sort and ration candy-- donate or throw away non favorites
        * Out of site out of mind!-- freeze it or put it away in the pantry so you are not constantly staring at it!
       * Indulge a little!--set limits for yourself so you do not end up over killing the candy

~Also consider making your favorite treats healthier (post coming on Reese's Peanut Butter Clean Cups etc!

What are your favorite Halloween treats?

Are you keeping this year clean?


 
 
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My newest addiction…SUSHI!

So this weekend was a pretty fun one in my books…Mike and I didn’t really have any strict plans but it turned out to be a packed weekend with lots of yummy and mostly (cough cough) healthy foods, drinks, and friends!

Friday was an awesome band and some delish Mexican food (after a killer double workout it was very tasty to fuel up) plus it’s pretty easy to eat healthy at those restaurants! Here was my workout  today >http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-eason-livefit-trainer-phase-2-day-33.html

I am however supplementing the cardio with the insanity workouts!  Also, on a side note I found the band for our someday wedding! Check them out > Oracle Band  (http://www.facebook.com/OracleBand?ref=ts&fref=ts)-- They are a really fun cover band so be sure to give them a like!

And Saturday was wonderful…I just love fall and the cooler weather so we decided with October and my favorite holiday approaching it was sooo time for some pumpkins and festive deco in our house! And it just so happened my best friend and her boyfriend just moved to the area (YAYA!) so we went to pick some pumpkins and dinner! It is always soo great to catch up and I was even able to eat clean while out…with the exception of the white rice but hey no one is perfect!

Not sure how things work for you guys at your house but Sundays are usually our chill/rest from workouts, clean, and prep for the week ahead days and we did do someof that hahaha…but here comes the newest love SUSHI! I have tried it before but was not nearly in love with it like I was this weekend! Ahhh I am craving it just thinking about it! So I ended up trying a whole bunch of rolls from the traditional spicy tuna, veggie, rainbow, salmon, and tempura to some specialty rolls with…get this EEL! I know I know but it was sooo good!

So some healthy sushi ideas:
~go for sashimi if you can handle the just flesh
~Avoid the spicy mayo (I know it is tasty but so not good for you!)
~Tempura anything= fried
~Go for brown rice instead of white
~Add veggies
~Low sodium soy sauce is a must!
~ Try cucumber wraps in place of seaweed and rice if you'd like
~Opt for high protein rolls like salmon and tuna versus eel, octopus, etc.


Also, with October here I felt like it was time for some new goals so here they are!

What are your biggest food addictions—good or bad?