We are starting on week 2 of making simple changes for a healthier you. I know these tiny tweaks add up to a huge difference, and I hope you are all feeling that difference as well.
If you are just joining us, here are the first 8 days and the mini-challenge:
- Day one: Keep a Food Journal
- Day Two: Replace a Negative Temptation with a Positive One
- Day Three: Add Variety to Your Diet
- Day Four: Use Spice Not Salt to Season
- Day Five: Hydrate
- Day Six: Stop Eating 3 Hours Before Bed
- Day 7: Stop Emotional Eating
- Day 8: Brush Teeth After Each Meal to Cut Down Snacking
You will also find these and other helpful tips on Instagram and Facebook.
Day 9 Mini-Challenge: Practice Portion Control
Portion control can make or break your efforts at a healthy life and weight loss. Even those not looking to lose weight can benefit from practicing portion control. I am a huge believer in moderation. I enjoy a healthy salad like this Kale Salad, but I also love Mini Cheesecakes. The operative word being Mini! Even when losing weight, you can enjoy a snack or treat that is not exactly “healthy” if you pay attention to portions and not over-indulge.
If you want to have an over-flowing plate, be sure you are upping the greens, not the grease!
Consider this guide to portion control for weight loss from the Mayo Clinic.
And today’s recipe is my absolute favorite smoothie. It is a nice afternoon snack, or after dinner dessert for me.
Usually when I make smoothies I add Chia and Spinach, so this is a real indulgence smoothie for me because it doesn’t have either of those things!
Day 9: Portion Control & Pineapple Mango Sunshine Smoothie
- 2 cups pineapple juice
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 ripe banana
- 1 cup mixed frozen fruit strawberries, pineapple, mango, peaches
- Blend until smooth
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.