|Posted on January 28, 2015 at 2:20 PM||comments (3)|
Now that I have you thinking about your health and the goals that you will reach in 2015, I want to give you a few tips to help you along.
1. Set achievable goals. Make small changes that you can maintain. It is easier to maintain small behavioral changes that lead to recognizable results. So, start by changing something small in your diet or behavior.
2. Use positive language when talking or thinking about your goals/changes. For example: don’t say, “I won't eat fried food”, instead say “I enjoy my food steamed, baked and/or grilled”. --- Find a healthy and doable alternative and “substitute” instead of eliminate…it will lead to more successful outcomes.
3. Limit your sugars by replacing desserts and soft drinks with healthier good tasting options. Freeze your over-ripen fruit to incorporate into smoothies and infused water. Keep seltzer water handy for that quick carbonated thirst-quenching option. Add a splash of fruit juice to your seltzer water for a flavorful alternative.
4. Remember the 3,6,9 rule, that is 3 tsps. of added sugar for children, 6 tsps. added sugar for women, and 9 tsps. added sugar for men. These are the recommended daily limits. Read your Nutrition Facts labels and convert grams into teaspoons (4g sugar = 1 tsp. of sugar).
Now you can make some significate, but painless, changes that will lead to a healthier, happier, more empowered you.
I am always happy to help you get on track, so don’t hesitate to post any questions or suggestions to my blog.
Best of life!
|Posted on January 5, 2015 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
When it comes to improving any area of our lives, the focus should be in changing our thought patterns. Create new thougth paths that benefit you and replace old thoughts in order to change old behaviours.
For weight loss:
Changing the way we look at food can go a long way! We should ask ourselves why do we eat? Is it to satisfy hunger and cravings?...or is there a greater purpose for eating?
Food is our building material to create the right building blocks (cells) for a healthy body. It is a greater part of our survival! Think for a moment...if you were building or repairing your home, would you use quality materials, same, or worse?... For example: If you repair the old rusted plumbing with old rusted pipes and the rotted wood with old rotted wood...soon you would not have a livable house and you would need to move to another home. We are doing exactly that with our bodies on a daily basis...food is what provides the right materials to rebuild/replace our cells. But, that is not the way that we look at food. Most of us look at food as an activity unrelated to our bodies and use it to fill moments of boredom, depression, inadequacies, stress, cravings and, often, get carried away by mindless eating that becomes a lifestyle. If we continue to eat with a disconnect between our heads and our bodies, soon we can find ourselves with serious health issues. Unfortunately, relocating to another body is not possible...this is the one we are entrusted with and need to love and protect!
The best approach is learning how to change your train of thought by replacing old thinking with new positive and empowered thinking. When we value and repect ouselves in other areas, it will enhance our quality of life by improved lifestyle, including in our nutrition...
Make 2015 the year that you change those areas of your life that held you back in the past and begin on a path of self-care and self-improvement.
Tap into resources that fit your needs and grow from there!
Have a Healthy and Happy 2015!
|Posted on October 13, 2014 at 11:50 AM||comments (0)|
If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies...
Life is filled with opportunities and rewards that are attained through change. Many of us hold on to old habits and thought patterns that are obsolete in our lives. In life, change is inevitable, since we can't remain caterpillars forever.