Smaller portions. We all hear about how our portion size in this country is completely out of whack. Well, my husband has started this and I am following suit. We eat our cereal in a smaller “desert” bowl. The same goes for dinners as well, we try to scrap the big dinner plates in lieu of some smaller appetizer sized plates. I can’t say I always walk away from the table stuffed, but I definitely am eating my fill and am no longer hungry.Less Packaging. It’s so easy to pick up some fast food, or grab that pre-made sandwich at the store, but that just adds extra food and/or calories that I really don’t need. Do I really need the glob of mayo the store put on that sandwich, or would a small bit of mustard have done the trick? So, we’re started to eat out less and trying to make more things at home (I’m even going to try my hand at making wheat bread – but that is an entirely different post!).Get moving. I mentioned before about the toddler and nearly preschooler I have, right? Yeah, we’re in the stages (respectively) of hating the stroller and wanting to run away from Mommy. So, you see, we don’t get out much. Add to that this crazy weather we have had and, well, Mama has been indoors. A lot. So, to buck this trend, I am trying to make it a goal to have somewhere to be once a day. It can be a run to the grocery store, or a walk across the street to a neighbor’s house for a playdate – but we need to get walking! Hopefully with Spring coming this will be an easier task!
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Disclosure:“I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Dannon and received a coupon and gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.”