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Keepin It Simple – 4 Easy Ways to Stay on Track in 2015

Keepin It Simple – 4 Easy Ways to Stay on Track in 2015

keep it simple

Happy New Year! and Happy New Year Resolutions! What will it be this year? Losing weight, gaining health, getting fit, building muscle, exercise more, eat less. Whatever your goals, one of the best strategies for success is  to Keep It Simple.

Here are my four favorite tips for any health and fitness related goals –

1.  Don’t Stress Out!  Stressing out about “how bad” you ate over the last 4 days, or how little you exercised is NOT going to help you lose the weight.  Nope, in fact, stress can make you hold onto more fat and pounds.  So stop it!  Move forward and don’t look back at what you did or didn’t do last week or weekend.

2.  Exercise with intensity!  Workout hard!  It doesn’t have to be long, it just needs to be intense.  And who wants to spend hours exercising anyway? I was so busy with kids this week, I only got 10-20 minute at the gym each day. I made sure my intensity was maxed out, and I feel like I got a good, all be it short, workout.

3.  Drink water like it’s your job!  Yes, down that water to flush out what you are retaining from any over-indulgent eating.  Salt, alcohol, and excess sugar can lead to a lot of bloat, so drink your water to flush it out! Who cares if you go to the bathroom 12 times a day?

4.  Just eat sensibly.  Eat your lean proteins, high fiber foods, fruits, veggies, and healthy fats.  It won’t take many days to see the changes.

So You Blew Your Diet – Now What

So You Blew Your Diet – Now What

Have you ever decided to eat the whole cake because you thought you blew your diet by eating one piece? People who have negative self – thoughts may eat even more after blowing their diet, as a way to deal with the negative feelings caused by the over-eating. “I’m a loser, I’m fat, I can’t believe I just blew my diet”. Yep, I am definitely guilty of this.

If negative self-thinking plays a role in causing people to give up on healthy eating, then is it possible to prevent it by reducing that “I blew my diet and I’m fat”  talk?

When we are kinder to ourselves by showing self-compassion, we become less self-critical when we blow our diet, and who doesn’t blow their diet once and awhile?

Don’t cope with negative feelings about being fat by eating even more. Give yourself a break. Offer yourself some compassion. Self-compassion is caring. Caring about making healthy choices not harmful ones. 

If you want to learn more about this, read the complete article:

Supermarket GPS

Supermarket GPS

Grocery shopping has never been more confusing than it is in 2011.

With conflicting nutrition information coming at us from all sides, navigating the supermarket can feel as impossible as doing long division while juggling loaded bear traps. It’s neither fun nor safe.

To help you find real food within the endless labyrinth of junk, here is a handy flowchart for your use and amusement. Consider it your supermarket GPS. If you ever get lost, just start back at the top.

Courtesy of Darya Pino, Ph.D / article: Huffington Post

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