Monday, January 27, 2014

5 Lessons learned As a Spokesperson For The National Milk Mustache “got milk?” Campaign #GotMilkGotProtein

I'm a spokesperson on behalf the Protein Fight Club Milk Mustache Campaign. I have been compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.



Time flies fast when you are having fun! I can't believe a month ago I started my journey as a spokesperson for the Milk Mustache "Got Milk" campaign.  I was paired with registered dietician Carolyn O'Neil and was given cool gadgets to help me achieve my new year resolutions towards a happy and healthier new me.  


It has been an exciting journey mostly because of the many lessons I've learned along the way. From not skipping breakfast to being more mindful of how many steps I take during the day here are my top five lessons I take with me that has helped me live a happy and healthier life.
1. Start your day with milk! 

A good breakfast habit is essential is you want to loose weight! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and with 8 grams of protein in each 8-ounce glass (even more than in an egg!), milk is a nutrient-rich breakfast staple that you should always incorporate in your diet. Whether it is a glass of milk, a bowl of cereal and milk, or milk in a delicious breakfast recipe, having milk at breakfast is a simple thing to do and beneficial for maintaining good health.



2. Create a Weekly Breakfast Menu to ensure your are getting the appropriate nutrition

There are multiple breakfast recipes ideas at The Breakfast Project website that can help you stick to your healthy morning routine. I personally love egg whites in the morning and my children love eating pancakes with a tall glass of milk.

My partnered dietician, the fabulous Carolyn O'Neil brand new Slim Down South: Eating Well and Living Healthy in the Land of Biscuits and Bacon cookbook is full of the most amazing Southern-inspired recipes. I love how she puts a healthy spin on southern classics. I'm telling this book is worth every penny and is a must have if love southern food but hate the calories. 




3. Create Healthy Habits Not Restrictions

Healthy eating is not about strict nutrition philosophies but learning how to expand your range of healthy food choices and breaking bad eating habits. Focus on the what you can actually eat instead of what you can't




4. Slow and Steady Wins Weight-Loss Race

Stop dieting and start living! It took you years to gain the weight so take your time to look at your eating and exercise habits and learn to make small adjustments. Drastic or extreme changes in exercise and calorie intake can result in frustration and negative mood changes. You and only you know your limits. Is not about "dieting" is about changing your lifestyle. 




5. Use Technology to help you achieve your fitness goals!
When you don't have a person to motivate constantly is time to invest in a personal fitness tracker like Fitbit. If you are unfamiliar with this device basically this is a activity and sleep-tracking wristband that tracks steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, active minutes and sleep and then syncs wirelessly to your mobile devices and to your computer. What I love about Fitbit is that it makes you aware of how much or how little you are moving. You get totally obsessed with your step count which is awesome because it motivates you to push yourself to reach your 10,000 steps daily goal.

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