I’m excited to welcome back, Darcy Kammeier, our practice manager at Racquel Aesthetics! She has an incredible background as a Registered Dietitian and has so much knowledge to share!
Take it away, Darcy!
Keeping A Balanced Lifestyle & Enjoying The Holidays
Gearing up for Holiday festivities? How to still enjoy amazing foods & stay on track!
We all know that with the holidays comes large amounts of foods, desserts, and drinks. We are thrown off of our routine and faced with overwhelming food choices.
This is also a small section of your life….. Enjoy it!
My Best Tips
We know event days aren’t going to be perfect, but here are my best recommendations to help stay somewhat balanced at events.
- Plan ahead. You know what events or dinners you might have coming up so this is not a surprise.
- Have a solid breakfast full of protein to start the day
- Avocado toasts with 2 eggs and everything bagel seasoning
- Oatmeal with protein powder and some nut butter and fruit
- Have a high protein snack before you go
- Protein bar, meat stick or beef jerky, greek yogurt, protein shake.
- Get movement early before events; a weight lifting session, quick EMOM, a run or walk are all beneficial and then you won’t have to worry about going later.
- Drink lots of water and stay hydrated. IF you are going to drink, alternate a drink and water. Try not to over do-it. Increased drinking leads to less pleasant days ahead.
- Make a plate of the things you truly enjoy. Start with protein then add veggies then the carbs.
- Desserts: have your absolute favorite, the first 3 bites are always the best.
- No need to get massive servings – enjoy the food and eat slowly
- Listen to your body…. When you are getting satisfied, stop eating. You can always go back and get more.
- Take a walk between the meal and dessert. A little movement can really help you feel better and digest.
One Pot Pot Roast
Preheat oven to 350 degrees or get crock pot ready
- 1 chuck roast
- 1 yellow onion
- 1 bag baby carrots
- 1 bag of mini potatoes
- 1 Tbsp Parsley flakes
- 2 tsp Oregano
- 2 tsp basil
- Few dashes of Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2-3 cups Bone broth or Beef broth
- Place chuck roast in a Dutch oven or crock pot.
- Chop onion and put in with roast. Also add baby carrots and potatoes.
- Mix herbs, worcestershire sauce, and broth together in a separate container. Mix and then pour over meat and veggies.
- Bake in the oven for 3 hours at 350 OR in a crockpot on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours OR until meat is tender and falls apart with a fork.
- Once done, pull meat out of the pot, shred beef and then return to the pot.
Mix and then enjoy!