Keep Your Numbers in Check: Make good food choices. Healthy food habits can help you reduce three risk factors for heart attack and stroke – high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, and excess body weight.
Set the stage for success by:
*Eating a balanced diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables, cereal and grain products, fat-free and low-fat dairy products, legumes, nuts, fish, poultry and lean meats.
*Mixing one half regular soda with one half diet soda until you get used to the taste of diet soda
*Eating foods low in saturated fat, trans fat and cholesterol
*Enjoying a large glass of ice water, hot tea or another calorie-free beverage. Garnish with a twist of lemon or lime and sip slowly
*Dividing the extra portions of recipes that serve a large number of people into containers to eat throughout the rest of the week
*Eating with other people. You’ll eat less than if you eat alone
*Knowing your snack “triggers” and planning ahead. Be ready with healthy snacks to fight the urge for high calorie/high-saturated-fat foods and trans fat foods. Grab pre-cut vegetables such as carrots and celery when you are on the run.
AAWCC at MCC Healthy Tip: Looking for a healthy snack alternative on the Brighton Campus? Check out the healthy alternatives at Outflakes featuring hot and cold cereals and Low-Fat Natural Yogurt Smoothies. Just What The Professor Ordered cereal specials offer a 25% discount on featured cereals of the day. Heading to the Marketplace for lunch? Try Subway’s eight feature subs that contain 6 grams of fat or less! Make the change, choose healthy alternatives, you’re worth it!
Join us at the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC) Stress Relief Retreat and Wellness Fair on February 8th at the Gilman Lounge from 1:30pm – 3:30pm and enjoy a sample of hot herbal tea in a relaxed aromatherapy environment.
Donations are still being accepted to support the AAWCC/American Heart Association Go Red Campaign. Please mail checks, made payable to the American Heart Association, to Julianna Frisch in Campus Events.
Anne J. Perry
AAWCC Publicity Chair