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It is hard to make healthy choices….

Posted on 02. Mar, 2014 in Food, Uncategorized

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art.”

—La Rochefoucauld

 

The signature line on my emails are “You Can’t Out Exercise A Bad Diet!” How true this is.  I speak with numerous people that work out regularly, but can’t figure out why they aren’t losing the weight. So we journal every bite they take!  You will be amazed at what “extra bites” and “sneaky calories” are found in a day.

Did you lick the peanut butter knife after making sandwiches? Did you walk by your co-worker’s desk and grab 3,5, 10 M&M’s? Did you sample and snack while making meals?

Let’s re-evaluate those 2014 Resolutions.  How are they holding up? Not so much?

FOCUS and re-establish your goals.  Instead of I want to lose 20 lbs, let’s say, I would like to lose some weight. Instead of I want to eat healthy, let’s say, I want to eat 1-2 days/week with healthy choices.

START with journaling.  Get a notebook, app or tablet and write down EVERYTHING that goes into your mouth during 1 week.  I mean EVERYTHING.  Those couple of Cheerios as you are cleaning up, the leftovers that won’t fit into a tupperware, and don’t forget the snacking while cooking or enjoying a glass of wine.

If you want to discuss your journal after 7 days, I am happy to help, just email me.  But after 7 days, take a long hard look at where you are adding those extra calories.  Then you can start with “during 3-5pm, I am going to eat fruit, yogurt and nuts”.  See how that goes and build from there.

You are all strong RockIt Mammas!  Check in and let us know how you are doing.

Release Stress

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 in Uncategorized

During a stress management class this week, I was given a number of stress reducers.  Here is one to slow you down and just think about reducing your stress.

Take a sip of water. Hold it in your mouth for 20 seconds.  Do not swallow.  Focus on the water in your mouth.  What does it feel like? Is it cool? Is it warm? Why did you take this drink? Were you thirsty? Were you bored? Were you hungry?

After 20 seconds start to swallow the water SSSLLLOOOWWWLLYYY.  Feel it trickle down your throat.  Think of it slowing dripping into our stomach.  Did it satisfy the reason why you took the sip?

Weekly Tips for April 18, 2011

Posted on 17. Apr, 2011 in Uncategorized

No matter where you live, a weekend of no plans and hanging with the family (at the park, beach, river or hiking) is so rejuvenating not only for Mamma, but the whole family, too.  No rushing, no divide and conquer, just “go with the flow”.  While you are perusing your multi-colored and post it note covered calendar to find that open weekend, here are the tips. (more…)