Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

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Core Four TEN A&W Root Beer

Ever since my decision to make a lifestyle change, I have noticed a huge change in my outlook, my energy levels, my appearance and my overall mood. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the get-go, my goal has been to be more active and to be more aware of my calorie intake. Not only has these two changes made a huge difference for me, but it has also encouraged Paul to make small changes to his lifestyle as well.

While I am by no means a health or fitness expert, I wanted to share some tips for transitioning to a healthier lifestyle…

Get moving!

Whether it’s parking at the far end of the parking lot, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or cranking up the radio and dancing, you need to get up and moving! Make little changes and invest in a pedometer! Seeing how many steps you take a day may actually motivate you to get moving. The first day I wore my FitBit, I only managed 3K steps. Seeing how little I was actually moving around on a normal day definitely motivated me to get up and go.


I know a large majority of people hate exercising. But I’ll let you in on a little secret… I do, too! Which is why I decided to start walking. It’s free. It’s easy. And it’s something I can do with all three of my kids! I eventually would like to build up to running, but for now all I do is walk! And if you don’t think you can lose weight by walking, you’re wrong! I lost 15.2lbs in just 1 month! And if walking isn’t your thing, then find something that is! Paul loves to play basketball and lift weights. So whenever I’m on the treadmill, he’s right in front of me strength training while our kids are playing in the same room as us.


Start a food diary!

One of the biggest contributors to my obesity was my inability to control my portions. I did a lot of mindless eating and overindulging, which is why I began documenting everything I ate! I kept track of my calorie intake by inputting all my meals into an app called MyFitnessPal. I was shocked to see how many calories I was consuming on a regular basis. I then began to plan out my meals to keep myself within a healthy calorie range.

Choose healthier options!

If you’re keeping track of your calorie intake, you’ll soon realize that by choosing healthier options, you’ll actually be able to eat more! When Paul decided to join me in this lifestyle change, he also began counting calories. He would often tell me that he decided not to eat (enter junk food here) because he went to check the calories and it was way too high. I was pretty impressed that he was sticking to it.

One thing that Paul often craves is a carbonated drink. We all know sodas are packed with calories and the diet versions don’t really compare in flavor. So Paul was thrilled when I told him about the new Four Ten Calorie DPSG products- 7UP, Sunkist, A&W and Canada Dry- that I picked up at Walmart. They’re only ten calories, but are full of flavor! These are now Paul’s go-to drinks and he loves the fact that he doesn’t have to sacrifice taste or calories to enjoy a soda!

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  1. Meghan says

    I may have to give them a try. I’m always skeptical of diet anything.

  2. Belinda says

    Nice! I often crave soda and carbonated drinks. Next time I will be sure to check these out. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Marlon says

    Great tips. I’m on and off when it comes to watching what I eat and exercise. Will pick some of these up on my next grocery run. It is better to have an alternative beverage than cutting back or complete abstinence with me otherwise I end up binge drinking on sodas when I do give in. Root beer is tied for 1st with me next to Dr. … Anyways, congratulations on the weight loss and keep up the good work. I’ve intentions on losing about 20lbs. myself to weigh in at a muscular 195. It’s hard work.

  4. Taylor Allen says

    I love the layout of your site! The Dr Pepper 10 is really good! I’m also thinking about getting a fitbit, but I’m waiting to see what Appe’s iWatch will bring to the table.

  5. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says

    Ive tried the 7-up and I thought it tasted great. Just like regular 7-up. I wish I could get my hubby to switch to the 10 calorie soft drinks. He goes through a 2 liter of Sunkist Orange soda in a day. He is far from being over weight in fact he is normal weight for his height. What I worry about is the sugar intake. That much sugar. In a day can not be good for a person.

    Thanks for the review and the fitness tips.

  6. Julie Wood says

    I need to get back into my exercising. I used to keep a food journal and walk every day. I am eating healthy, and I really like the low calorie soda. The A&W Root Beer really does have a lot of good flavor. I need to get myself moving again!!

  7. Nicole Dz says

    A food diary is a awesome idea to have on hand. And most places now always have a healthier option when dinning out.

  8. Priscilla S. says

    Great tips! I especially like the food diary idea. It think it’s really helpful to see exactly what you are taking in and when. It makes it much easier to see progress, make better choices and can be motivating.

  9. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    These are great tips. I know that portion control can be one of the hardest things for some people. I think that documenting everything wold make it easier. I have to see if my husband would like to try the 10 calorie sodas.

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