And just like that, summer is over and we head into a new season. As fall begins and the holiday season approaches, we want to help you enjoy all of your favorite fall foods without packing on unwanted pounds. Part of enjoying the fall season is sipping on pumpkin spice lattes and enjoying apple pie, and we get it. So, today we will break down ways for you to enjoy this season while also staying on track with your health and fitness goals.
Tip 1: Enjoy your favorite foods in moderation
Moderation is possibly the most important thing to remember this season. It is unrealistic to think you will not have one baked treat or pumpkin spice latte this whole season and quite frankly who would want to go all of fall without these delicious treats? Not us. At CF Nutrition, we encourage you to enjoy your favorite recipes and sweet treats in moderation.
If you want a pumpkin spice latte, ask for a grande instead of a venti and ask for it ½ sweet. Did you know a grande from your favorite coffee shop typically has 4-6 pumps of syrup? That’s a whole lot of sweetness. Asking for your drinks ½ sweet will reduce your intake of added sugar. You can also ask for your latte with almond milk to reduce the amount of calories in your drink.
Now we know fall is about more than just pumpkin spice lattes (or is it?), but this is just one example of practicing moderation. We encourage you to enjoy all of your fall favorites in moderation. Maybe having a few bites of pie, or ½ of a cookie. Although delicious, several of these yummy treats are high in calories and added sugar, so going for smaller portions will help you reduce excess calories that may hinder your health and fitness goals.
Tip 2: Take a healthy twist on your favorite recipes
In today’s society, there are several healthy versions of our favorite fall treats. Look up ways to take a healthy twist on your favorite fall recipes. Also consider cooking with seasonal fruits and veggies like butternut squash, pumpkin, and apples. Eating in season can help you get more benefits from the fruits and vegetables you consume.
What’s in Season This Fall:
- Butternut squash
- Brussels sprouts
Tip 3: Support your immune system with CF(Rehydrate) Immunity+
As the weather and season change, the cold and flu are also upon us. Vitamin and minerals are crucial to supporting your immune system and fighting off any virus we may come across. Drinking CF(Rehydrate)® Immunity+ can help meet the recommended daily amounts (RDA) of specific vitamins and minerals that support immunity. Eating a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and a well-balanced diet is also crucial, but CF(Rehydrate)® Immunity+ is an excellent addition to any healthy diet.
Tip 4: Enjoy fall activities with the whole family
There is more to fall than showing down on yummy foods. One way to stay on track while still enjoying all this season has to offer is getting active with your whole family.
Enjoy the following with your loved ones:
- Apple picking
- Walking around a pumpkin patch
- Visit a haunted trail
- Go for a hike
- Go for a bike ride and see the changing leaves
Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy food, family, and football. Now you have all the tips and tricks to stay on track while still enjoying the fall season. And don’t forget to head to our website to purchase CF(Rehydrate)® Immunity+ to stay healthy this fall.