This post was sponsored by Hood as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Hey y’all. It’s the first week after spring break and I need a serious reset. I skipped going to the gym during the break and was totally off my routine. Whenever holidays, events and school breaks throw me off my routine, I just flow with it because I understand it’s just a temporary change.
Going with the flow of things during these times in motherhood makes everything simpler and less hectic for my family. So during spring break I started my mornings with a cup of coffee, spent my afternoons in the yard and my evenings preparing meals. I didn’t work or workout much, because I wanted to be available for my kids during the break.
While I love my kids a bunch, there is one routine I could not let go of during the break and that was my morning quiet time. Each morning I like to get up before everyone else and enjoy and cup of coffee. I’ve made my coffee better for me using Hood Calorie Countdown.I order it during my weekly Walmart grocery pickup and use it because of the health benefits. I’m getting older so I can’t consume the amounts of sugar and calories I did in my thirties so I look for healthy swaps when I can. Instead of whole milk in my coffee, I use 2% Hood Calorie Countdown.
Calorie Countdown is a blend of ultra-filtered milk with water, cream (and other ingredients) that create a delicious, creamy taste with fewer calories, less sugar, and fewer carbohydrates than regular milk. When comparing Calorie Countdown 2% Reduced Fat to traditional whole milk, there are 42% fewer calories, 75% fewer carbs, 75% less sugar.
Now I’m not gonna lie, coffee without creamers and added sugar is an acquired taste. I didn’t start out loving it, but once my body adjusted to having less sugar in my diet, I got used to it like anything else.
If you’re wanting to cut sugar and calories in your coffee, start with Calorie Countdown and cut the amount of sugar you’d normally use by a third. Each week, cut back a bit more until you’re comfortable with the taste and have reached a lower amount of sugar.
Like with any new routine, it requires consistency and flexibility. I didn’t acquire these habits over night and neither will you. Any new routine takes time, but the benefits will outweigh the sacrifice. For those looking to live a healthier lifestyle it all starts with making small changes. Try swapping out this lower calorie dairy beverage in casseroles, cereals and your coffee. There’s a coupon for $0.75 off here.
I’d love to know how do you like your coffee?