Does anyone else get TOTALLY inspired to clean out their refrigerator + get uber healthy in the days directly following the holidays??!
This week’s menu is a hit of healthy comfort food (cause it’s stilllll the holidays yo! 😉 ) and a little green freshness with the zoodles dish to end out the week.
Comment below with what recipe you’d like me to share!
Because we are coming up on the new year, I want to share a few tips as so many consider starting a new way of eating.
How to Eat in 2017: 3 BIG Tips
- Don’t Call it a “Diet”
Gah. Even the word “diet” makes me roll my eyes as it seems just so 80’s.
So in the psychology field we call it “re-framing.” So here is how it works in the most simple form:
- Instead of saying “I’m on a diet so I need to re-strict myself.”
- Say “I want more energy + sexiness out of life so I’m embracing a new lifestyle. This is not about restriction…this is about balance. And balance is sexy.” 😉
2. “No Single Food Group is the Enemy”
Bottom line: Anything that sounds like it is going to make your life miserable is not a good idea. Sure you may make it a few weeks…even a few months. But if you love bread and this plan you are looking at says “ZERO BREAD” then it’s worth reconsidering.
In my opinion, a healthy lifestyle includes some balance. And yes…I DO believe you can achieve this with a few slices of bread involved. 😉
3. Commit to the idea of a Long Term Relationship
We must remember how long it took to put on the weight and be realistic about how long it’ll take to lose the weight. Just because we order a salad at lunch instead of our usual foot long sub does NOT mean we’ll wake up the next day looking like Britney Spears circa 2003. 😉
So from the very beginning, we must look at this as a long term relationship…not a one-night stand or a short little fling. It will be so much more rewarding if you commit. 🙂
BUT HAVE FAITH!! And embrace the power of making small + simple changes…they add up!!
You got this! 😉
xo – Marion