Holiday Excess Everywhere, and Nowhere a (Healthy) Bite to Eat!

The holidays this time of year seem to be all about abundance. Cookies and pies and special holiday treats are everywhere, not to mention parties and get-togethers where it’s so easy to overindulge.

If you’re brave enough to try to stick to your healthy eating plan throughout this season, it’s easy to feel deprived, because there are delicious foods EVERYWHERE that may not be “allowed” on your plan.

Planning ahead can be incredibly helpful. Sneak some healthier options into the mix. Your friends and family may even thank you for it.

Get your happy on by preparing foods that are tempting AND healthy.

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Love holiday desserts? Check out 100 Healthy Holiday Cookies, Cakes & Desserts. Or, for additional scrumptious options, try 15 Healthier Holiday Desserts That Taste Like a Splurge (But Aren’t)!

Don’t adore desserts as much as the main meal dishes? Check out 10 Vegetarian Christmas Recipes Even Carnivores Will Love.

While we’re on the topic of (and in the season of) temptations, when job interviewing or in the pre-interview stage, I know it’s extremely tempting to raise your salary requirements quite a bit from your previous and/or current position. But should you? And if so, how much?

For guidelines on the best way to determine what compensation you should be requesting, read our article What Should Your Compensation Requirements Be?

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Wishing you joy and success, during the holiday season and always!

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Time to Update Your Thanksgiving Menu?

The standard Thanksgiving meal is fantastic, but – who are we kidding? – most of it is not that healthy, especially if we’re having three times as much as we should.

Thinking of trying a healthier version of a classic Thanksgiving dish or adding some new, healthier, soon-to-be favorites?

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image found on familyspice.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Try Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad, Sweet Potato & Cauliflower MashQuinoa Kale Corn Tomato Salad, Summer Vegetable Tian, and Clean Eating Pecan Pie.

Are there other areas of your life that could use a healthy update as well? Read our article 5 Outdated Job Search Myths to help you make sure you aren’t spinning your wheels by using job search methods that are no longer applicable.

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Wishing you a healthy and happy Thanksgiving!

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Aaaah! Halloween Candy is Everywhere. My Diet is Doomed!

Halloween can be so much fun, but if you’re trying to eat and stay healthy, resisting the candy can be a beast, especially if you’re hosting (or going to) a Halloween party.

Check out 64 Non-Candy Halloween Snack Ideas. Some are healthier than others, so just in case you don’t want to be that healthy, there are some here you can enjoy as well.

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Did you give in to the temptation of Halloween candy that’s insidiously everywhere anyway? Life is all about balance. Head out and exercise a bit to work it off.

Trying to find balance in other areas of your life as well? Is there too much work and not enough time for the rest of life? Read our article The Pros and Cons of Being An Independent Consultant to see if becoming an Independent Consultant is the answer to your dilemma.

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Wishing you health, happiness, and a fantastic Halloween season!

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Can’t Bear the Idea of Exercising Today?

You know you should work out, but some days it’s just hard to find the motivation. The short term benefit of zoning on the couch in front of the TV seems far greater than the long term benefit of getting in shape and getting healthy.

Or sometimes your life is so busy, there’s no time to zone on the couch, so the idea of finding time to exercise is even more daunting.

But remember that getting in shape is not the only benefit of exercise. If you lack energy, exercise can increase your metabolism and give you more get-up-and-go juice.

And those endorphins to help you feel better about life in general? I’ll have some of that, please!

Exercise can feel hard sometimes, whether it’s the initial act of adding exercise to your life, the daily “I should exercise now”, or the actual workout. But thinking about how it makes you feel when you’ve exercised can help you find the incentive to get up and get moving.

I saw this and loved it. I know I’m going to use it for inspiration.

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While we’re on the subject of doing things that can add to our happiness, health, and overall satisfaction, read our article How to Find the Right Job for You. Having a job you love can transform your life.

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No Energy To Tackle Your Upcoming Interview?

Getting ready for a face-to-face interview? Are you stressing out?  Have you gotten into a real slump and don’t know what to do about it?

You know that you really have to get over this “out-of-body” feeling that you are experiencing before your interview, but how?

Revving up your metabolism can restore not only your health, but also your attitude.  Check out this article on 6 Ways to Speed Up Your Metabolism to get you in top notch condition, both physically and emotionally, and have you more than ready to tackle that interview.

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To further ease your anxiety and make sure you’re prepared for the interview, make sure to read our article How to Prepare for the Face-to-Face Interview, and check out our interview tips and  job search tips.

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Afraid You Won’t Have Time To Prepare For The Fourth of July Weekend?

Have to work the week of the Fourth of July? Me, too. Wondering how you’re going to get everything prepared for that cookout, party, or get together? Pondering what you can fix that’s quick, easy, AND healthy?

Here are some ideas for some Quick & Easy Sides and Salads. Some are healthy, some not as much (in case you prefer to splurge).

Want a quick and easy dessert that’s festive as well? Check out this recipe for Lemon Berry Trifle.

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Found on jamiecooksitup.net

While we’re taming your fear that you won’t have time to prepare for the Fourth, let’s tackle some fears in other areas of your life. Read our article on Overcoming the Fear of Interviewing, and follow our interview tips  as well as our job seeker tips.

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Have a safe, happy, and healthy Fourth!

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How Can I Exercise When I Travel For Work All The Time?

It’s hard to squeeze in exercise when you travel all the time. So here are a few ideas you might not have considered:

  • Take a walk to sightsee in the town you’re visiting. Walking two miles can burn 95 to over 200 calories, based on your weight and the speed you walk.
  • Walk to the restaurant instead of driving. Every bit adds up.
  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator.
  • Can’t find a close parking space? No worries, the extra walk will help.
  • No exercise room at the hotel? Not much time? Check out the infogram below to see how squeezing in just these few exercises can add up fast to burn those calories away.
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Found on gethealthyu.com

Finding ways to efficiently get as much done as possible (like squeezing in the exercises above) is a great way to move forward toward your goals.

Looking for an efficient way to find your next great employment opportunity? Read our article 5 Tips to Identify a GREAT Recruitment Agency to help you keep reaching your professional goals.

Be sure to opt in to our email marketing campaign for further information regarding your health and how to meet both your personal and your business-related goals.  And check out our job search tips and interview tips as well.

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Are Foods Promoted As “Health Foods” Deceiving You?

The definition of what qualifies as “health food” is ever-changing.

We hear how unhealthy eggs are, then ten years later we hear that they’re great for you. We hear we should cut out all fat from our daily diet, then five years down the road we hear that we should have a certain amount of healthy fats in our diet.

Our understanding of dietary health has changed countless times, so we’ve all picked up a few misconceptions along the way.

To give you a heads up on a few foods you may have misconceptions about, check out this article 17 “Healthy” Foods That Aren’t Healthy At All!

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Found on elevatewellness.org

While we’re considering common mistakes and misconceptions, read our article 9 Fatal Mistakes Job Searchers Make to fine tune your job search skills and maximize your chances at getting that dream job.

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Want To Become An Exercise Junkie?

It can be very difficult to get in the “groove” and become that person who lives to run or just do ANY kind of exercise.  But exercising is addictive and after a while you feel as though your day is not complete unless you have done your daily workout, with the endorphins kicking in to help you get through the day feeling great.

Not there yet? Check out this article on 4 Science-Backed Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out.

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Source: dailyburn.com

As with exercise, as a professional you are constantly striving to be better and do more.  Please read our article Why Everyone is in Sales to help you in evaluating your particular brand.

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Bolster Your Immune System with Yummy Brownies

Staying healthy is important, and eating healthy foods is a big part of that. There are lots of health foods that can help boost your immune system. Many of them are fruits, veggies, lean protein, healthy fats, and healthy grains, but sometimes – let’s face it – they just don’t hit the spot.

Try these Immune-Boosting, Gluten-Free, Spicy Cinnamon Hot Cocoa Brownies for a tasty treat.

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Source: Yahoo.com

While you’re fortifying your immune system, why not strengthen yourself professionally as well by checking out our article 5 Tactics to Toughen You Up?

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