Have you ever started out a new exercise program, meal plan or even decluttering your house with so much enthusiasm that you are sure nothing will get in your way? Just to find two weeks down the track you are back into old habits, with your workout clothes away in their draw, no food in your fridge or your house looking even worse than before? FRUSTRATING right? How can you maintain that motivation that you started with? Well first you need to understand your WHY? A strong WHY for having that goal will help you maintain that motivation. I love the book "The Compound Effect" by Darren Hardy, in it he gives this example: If I was to give you $20 to walk across a 1 ft wide beam 50 floors up be
Do you eat standing up, or while getting the kids out the door, or while still working on the computer? If you are like I was, eating while multitasking is part of your lifestyle. So think about this: How can you really be aware of what and how much you are eating if your attention is elsewhere? How do you know when you are full? How do remember what you just ate? So What is Mindful Eating? Mindful eating is about listening to our body’s hunger cues. It is a technique that can help you regain control over our eating habits, by noticing the smells, colors, flavors and textures of your food. It is based on the Buddhist concept of mindfulness, which involves being fully aware of what is happeni
MINDFULNESS is simply the moment-by-moment awareness of life. But we all know it’s not always so simple! We so easily get caught up in our own thoughts, self-talk, and helping others that we are scarcely aware of life as it passes us by. This is ALSO very true of our eating. We eat meal after meal, snack after snack, barely aware of what we’re eating and how much we’re consuming. Often we are eating on the run whilst trying to get our kids to sport or music classes, helping them with homework or clearing up.
We hardly get time to sit down and finish a cup of coffee let alone a whole meal without Mom, Mom, MOM, MOM, MMMMMMMOOOOOOOOMMMMMM happening! So what is mindful eating, and how can you
Now days there is an overwhelming choice when it comes to "Energy" bars. While I normally talk about clean eating and preparing your food to take with you, I also realize that energy bars are a convenient option for the busy individual or if you are caught out and about longer than expected and CAN serve a positive purpose if used correctly. Here are some tips for choosing an Energy bar For a snack, choose something that's 100-200 calories. Anything 300+ would be considered more of a meal replacement than a snack. Look for a combination of protein, carbs and fiber: 3-20g protein, less than 15-20g sugar and at least 2g fiber at a minimum. Be wary of bars with greater 20g protein (it's just no