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Turkey Vs Beef

Is turkey really healthier than my much loved beef?Worried turkey holding sign "Eat beef"

Here’s the skinny: ground turkey is not always just white meat, it may contain fatty skin and dark meat making it actually a lesser choice than beef!!  When you eat out, be sure to ask if they use all white meat (The restaurant will be proud of the fact so it will be specified on the menu if they do).  If your goal is to buy lean meat and you opt for turkey, be careful when you shop to look out for “extra lean” or “super lean” on the packaging.
Cartoon cow between burger buns

…Whereas ground turkey sounds healthier than ground beef, if the package or label does not specify lean ground turkey breasts, it may contain dark meat and fat-laden skin. In that case, extra lean ground beef may be a slimmer pick. Be a smart consumer and check your food labels. ~WeightWatchers

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Sleep V. Life

I am trying to be purposeful with my sleep schedule, but I must admit I am failing miserably.

man yawning

image from green-alliance uk

My life does not have a perfectly routine pattern, so it is very difficult to

hit the sack at a specific time each night.  I know it is vitally important to my health, metabolism/weight loss, and fitness, but life happens. *sigh*

For now, since I can’t go to bed at the same time every night, I am decidedly waking up at an hour based on when I went to sleep.  I can’t just drop everything in my life just so that I can get good sleep for my fitness sake.  I would if fitness was my career.  But I will certainly hold to the understanding that sleep is important for my health. Be purposeful in getting good sleep.

Make time for sleep. Be purposeful! 🙂

Not Enough Hours in a Day: Cut Gym (?!)

Priorities!  You have a hundred and one responsibilities including your fitness goals, but when push comes to shove, something’s gotta give and it should NOT be your health/well-being.  If you stretch yourself thin and overdue it, you could be doing counter-productive work towards your fitness goals.  Sometimes, your trip to the gym will have to be skipped in order to get more sleep and not wear yourself down till your immune system calls it quits.

What Not to Quit:

Your impeccable meal plans.  Whatever you do, do not compromise.  Key phrase: “Plan ahead”.  Write that on the chalk board 100 times for me.  We tend to compromise when we are in a rush, short on time, short on groceries.  The key is to not let yourself fall into those situations by planning ahead.  I jot grocery things down as I think of them, but Sunday is my meal planning day.  It’s when I decided if I need to bake lunch the night before or if I need to allot time in the morning to prepare it. Sunday is when I grocery shop for all my breakfasts, snack-meals, lunches, dinners.   Once you find your groove, this is SO EASY.  If you need meal plan ideas, check out Fitness RX magazine (men or women’s) or Muscle and Fitness magazine (His or Hers) OR check check out my “Diet” page on here 🙂  I will often post our meal plans.

While busy, stay healthy!

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