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Putaruru Aquacise(Change of venue):
Please note a change of venue this week. As Putaruru Pool is booked, we are going to Tirau instead. Wednesday morning at 11.30am Tirau Pool. If you would like to come along please join us, we would love to see you – all welcome!! Cost will be pool entry and maybe a small fee yet TBD. Any questions contact Gilly on 027 471 5968. Putaruru/Tirau Walking
Our final walk of the year will be in Tirau on the December 17, meeting at 9.30am on Okoroire St, coffee afterwards to celebrate seven sleeps until Christmas! Christmas Healthy Eating
Maintain your regular eating habits. Have three meals daily – breakfast, lunch and dinner and healthy snacks.
Avoid going to parties hungry. Eat something light beforehand to reduce chances of overeating on often high calorie party food.
It does not matter if you are flying, going on a car trip, for a picnic or to a friend’s BBQ, if you want to commit to eating well, take healthy food supplies with you
. Don’t become a victim to your food environment and find yourself hungry with no other choice but to eat what’s available.
Instead of chips, dip, cheese and crackers on platters, try vegetable sticks, hummus, plain popcorn, unsalted nuts, fruit, cherry tomatoes, green and red pepper chunks, dried or fresh fruit, gherkins or pickled onions. Keep a mental note of the total amount of food you are eating – it all adds up and it’s easy to overeat
Have lots of salads and only a couple of meat options.
Beef or chicken kebabs make a healthy alternative to sausages.
Low fat yoghurt, low fat ice-cream and fresh fruit make fabulous healthy desserts
Fill your plate with fresh fruit and veges, rice, pasta and cereals first! If having a treat, enjoy it. But only buy small portions. Sip as much water as you can during the day. – sport waikato.org