When attempting to make healthy choices, many times people feel challenged when they begin to feel hungry.
If you feel hungry:
- Drink an 8-16 ounce glass of water and wait 20 minutes.
- If you are still hungry after the 20 minutes, grab an apple.
- Look at the apple, study the apple… Do you want to eat the apple?
- If the answer is YES! GREAT eat the healthy, organic apple.
- If the answer is NO! You are not really hungry. Go back to what you were doing before your subconscious distracted you.
Many times, we mistake thirst for hunger.
Step 1 allows us to assess whether we are really hungry or if we were actually thirsty.
Step 2 then addresses the issue of mindless eating, that so many suffer from. When we take the time to look at the food, think about the food, assess our actual state of hunger…
I may find that I was not hungry at all, just had a rogue thought or a bad habit that was trying to rear its ugly head!
For more information or helpful tips & personal coaching, feel free to contact me.
On the weekends, I make old fashioned breakfast with eggs and meat, sometimes with toast, just like my great grandparents did, its part of our family tradition.
So for lunch I have my Fast Food – maintenance smoothie.
Today it’s Banana-Peanut Butter Cup:
* 8-10 Oz of Soy milk
* 1 TBSP Natural Peanut Butter
* 1/2 Banana
* 2 Scoops of Chocolate Soy Protein mix with Leucine.
Blend in the bullet until mixed and smooth & enjoy.
I don’t even wait to pour it into another cup, I just inhale it, so to speak. Bask in the deliciousness of a healthy meal!
(Trying to drink it mindfully, but it’s just so good and goes down so smmmoooooootttthhhh.)
Make it a GREAT DAY!
For more information on feeling good fast, or other tasty fast food recipes, feel free to contact me.
I am so excited about a new find, introduced to me by my friend, Shirley Koritnik. An option for candy that my daughter can have safely, (corn allergy) and that I can feel good about (no artificial ingredients) as an occasional treat for her.
Meet UnReal! WOW… Here you can see what its made of and who is eating it.
Now, when you feel the need for a sweet snack, you have an option that doesn’t contain all of the artificial schtuff. You have a choice! UNREAL!
Dr. Mark Hyman has written an excellent blog article on this as well, you can find it here.
We vote, every day with our $$’s. Vote today for something that is VERY UnReal!
Make it a GREAT Day!
Oh, almost forgot… places we can find it in SW Florida… Walgreens, CVS, Michael’s, Staples, and very soon…TARGET! I can hardly wait!!!!
What do you think about food? REALLY?
When I plan and fix a meal for my family, I want it to be healthy, diverse, colorful, and tasty. However, when I sit down to eat that meal, do I even taste it? As a mom I am frequently jumping up to fill a glass with water or milk, get the missing item from the fridge, grab the salt or pepper from the counter, finishing the last part of the meal that didn’t get timed just right, or even running toilet paper to the little one in the bathroom. Then there is the ever roving mind considering all I need to get done as soon as dinner is finished, what can I begin cleaning up first, how can I multi-task to complete the tasks the fastest.
Often, I don’t think I even taste what I’ve fixed. I am the last to sit down and the first to jump up to clean the table. Hmmm. I know that I am making healthy choices for my family and myself, but choice I am making to inhale it rather than enjoy it can cause other issues for my health. Continue reading →
We’ve heard the news reports, we’ve seen the studies, it is becoming common knowledge that attention to prevention can assist us in living with a higher quality of life for a longer period of time, than if we continue to abuse our bodies.
Yet, studies continue to show that 9 out of 10 heart patients, when told to change their diets or die, do NOT change their diets.
A report from TIME, June 22, 2009, provided these statistics. If our medical treatments and options are getting better, then why are these numbers still on the rise?
What can I, as an individual, do to combat this increase in prevalence of debilitating diseases? Continue reading →