Have you ever felt like a DIET FAILURE? 🙋
For YEARS I was constantly on the search for the next great diet.
I would cut out foods.
I would count calories, macros, containers, ALL the things.
I would OBSESS over my next meal.
I would skip nights out, dinners, or miss out on vacation because of the “diet”.
Then, most often, my stomach would grumble. I’d get stressed. The scale wouldn’t budge. I’d be frustrated and I’d end up knee deep in a jar of peanut butter that was “off limits” an hour earlier.
I always felt like there was something WRONG with me because I couldn’t stick to the diet. Where was my willpower?!
Does any of this sound familiar? 😩
If so I get you and I promise you are not the problem. While most diets in theory will work if you follow them; yes if you follow the grapefruit diet you will lose weight, there’s usually two main problems.
1️⃣ They are unrealistic for the long term (i.e. you’re going to get hungry, eat a carb, enjoy dinner out at some point). What you’re following needs to be sustainable for life AKA you don’t gain all the weight back.
2️⃣ They don’t address one of the MAJOR components holding people back from weight loss – MINDSET. Like it or not the majority of people fail on their diet because of their MINDSET and not the diet itself.
So instead of getting derailed by shiny objects, wraps, and skinny teas, focus on making a lifestyle change. Figure out what works for YOU as an individual, and stick with it, change your mindset – change your life. ✌️💕
P.S. If this is you definitely check out my newest nutrition offering here! I am so excited about it!
Clean Eating Pad Thai with ALL the veggies!! 🥕🥒
No noodles required 🍝
So here’s the RECIPE:
In a skillet saute zucchini noodles, mushrooms, and carrots.
While cooking stir in 1 tbs. natural peanut butter, 2 tbs. low sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos.
Top with crushed peanuts and enjoy!
Got a SWEET tooth?!🍫
Find a healthy BALANCE 🍎
almond butter drizzle
dark chocolate chips
Let’s talk Holiday Parties!!! Here are some tips to help you navigate your way through!
1. Eat a filling breakfast and lunch! Don’t starve yourself before the big meal!
2. Avoid “grazing” before and after the meal
Whatever time your family typically sits down at the table to eat (our holiday mealtime is around 4pm) — hors d’oeuvres, snacks, cocktails, and even desserts are often passed around before and after the meal for guests to “graze” on. Try to skip these and focus on the TIME with friends and family 😉
3. Prioritize your treats
We all look forward to treating ourselves during the holidays, but all those temptations can quickly become overwhelming! Scan the entire table of food first, and then choose the two or three that you want the most. Then take your time and savor each bite!
4. How do you want to feel as you’re leaving?
Before even arriving at the party, imagine how you want to feel when it’s time to leave. Stuffed like a turkey? Or happy, satisfied, and proud of yourself for keeping your goals on track?
5. Be active
Try building a healthy activity into your day, whether it’s a hike or a neighborhood game of touch football.
6. Incorporate healthy food swaps
If I’m hosting the party — or even contributing a dish for the table — I like to share traditional dishes made using healthy food swaps designed to be every bit as filling and delicious as the originals.
Most of all, be sure to stay positive! If things don’t go exactly as planned, don’t beat yourself up. Just stay focused on your goal and the weight loss will follow. There are plenty of weight-loss days ahead in 2018!
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What’s your favorite?!