Now that the holidays are nearly upon us many of us will be indulging in delicious meals and decadent desserts over the next few months. If you’re worried about losing that six pack you worked on all summer…you’ve come to the right place! REDBOOK magazine’s Morgan Thompson stopped by yesterday to dish on simple ways we can look and feel our best without having to give up those holiday goodies we all love, and a new beauty collection to give you even skin tone in no time!
Candace Rose: Do you have any suggestions on how we can look and feel our best this fall?
Morgan Thompson: “When we talk about healthy living, and stay healthy on the outside it really starts with good skincare habits, and finding products that work, but work fast.
Neutrogena has a new Rapid Repair Collection, and this is a revolutionary retinol line that I really love because it leverages the power of accelerated retinol SA and vitamin C, and it addresses your even skin tone in one week. So this can give you healthier, more radiant looking skin fast which is important during the hectic time of the year, especially as we approach the holiday season.”
Candace Rose: How about when it comes to what we eat?
Morgan Thompson: “Well, you are what you eat- that’s for sure. So what we put inside our bodies is super important, especially when the seasons change you want to continue to be healthy.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I’ve got some great breakfast options especially for oatmeal lovers who are looking for a way to mix it up.
This one is from Better Oats. Better Oats has 23 unique flavors, and all made with 100% whole grain, flaxseeds, vitamin A and E, and real pieces of fruit. They’ve figured out a way to make healthy food taste so good and indulgent with flavors like mmm…Muffins, Oatmeal Raisin Cookie, Blueberry Muffin and then there’s their Oat Revolution Apple and Cinnamon, and their Organic Raw Pure and Simple Pomegranate. Each one sells for $2.00 a box.
And when we talk about food, we want to talk about how we cook our food because that’s the key to making it healthy. T-Fal is the leader unique cooking items, starting with the Balanced Living Curved Grill. This is a professional quality grill that’s nonstick, has curved grill plates which drain the fat but not any of the flavor. It’s unique because it’s angled, so you can cook just about anything. It has a flavor inlet inside of the grill which you put in all your spices- your paprikas, your garlic powder. Whatever you want to use to infuse flavor in your food without adding extra calories. It’s dishwasher safe. You can find it on Macys.com for $69.99.
And next we have the Actifry also from T-Fal. This has revolutionized the way we cook and eat food because it creates healthier versions of our favorite foods. It uses a patented heat pulsing action that will evenly cook your food at a constant temperature, and with a paddle inside that gently stirs it. You place little to no oil almost into the pan, and it makes it healthier that way. You place all the food in the pan, you close the lid, you set your timer with one button and you’re done. At Bed Bath and Beyond, you can find the Actifry for $250. I promise you, you’ll use it almost everyday because it has so many great uses.
And finally, as the holiday season approaches we think about desserts and ice cream. Who doesn’t love ice cream? I know I do. Edy’s and Dreyer’s Slow Churned takes away some of that guilt you may have when it comes to the holidays. Feel free to indulge in a second scoop because their Slow Churned line has all the taste but half the fat, and 1/3 fewer calories than your regular ice cream. For the fall we have yummy limited edition flavors like pumpkin, peppermint and eggnog. If you go to Dreyers.com or Edys.com or check out their Facebook page you can make sure to find the flavors closest to a location near you.”
Candace Rose: Do you have any additional tips or information you’d like to share with us?
Morgan Thompson: “If you want to find out more healthy great living tips, you can always go to REDBOOKmag.com or pick up our December issue which is on newsstands now.”