Stay at your happy weight.

You like what the scale says and have plenty of company if you don’t need to slim down. Forty-one percent of women are content with their present weight according to a recent Gallup poll.  Nutritionalist Keri Gans, R.D.N. suggests these strategies to maintain weight:

  1. Put your go-to foods on repeat. Lauren Slayton, R.D.N. writes you will be more likely to practice portion control with foods you eat often. Eat smartly and rotate the foods that are good for you.
  2. Understand the math. Even if you’re loading your grocery cart with apples, carrots, and kale, it doesn’t mean you are consuming less calories if you consume chips and dip.
  3. Think like a chef. People who cook rather than eat out consume fewer calories. At a restaurant a rich tomato bisque is loaded with cream and butter. Order chicken noodle instead.
  4. Consistent workouts help you stay slim, but switch things up every so often to keep your calorie burn high.

How is this for a snack— chocolate kiwi pops. 1 cup Chopped dark chocolate and 1/2 cup Coconut oil – melted over a double boiler, then cooled to room temp.  Transfer (on the foil) to refrigerator until chocolate hardens.

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