Get educated to make your ideal food lifestyle stick.
Lunch Hour Lesson #36
It is summer, and our schedules may be a bit different than they are the rest of the year. There are a lot of get togethers with friends and family, barbecues, vacations, you name it.
Sometimes we can start to feel that the healthy diet that we like to maintain is slipping, and it can be hard to get back on track.
An important thing to note is that guilt has no place here. Guilt just brings us further behind. I teach a group nutrition program called RESTART® which has as its Rule: Whatever I eat, I choose it consciously, I enjoy it thoroughly, and then I let it go.
Here are my top 5 suggestions for getting back to where you’d like to be:
Give your body a vacation from sugar, processed foods, and starchy carbohydrates.
Make time for meal prep. Schedule it on your calendar. Choose a day to do meal prep, and two large-batch meals you will make each week to reheat for leftovers. You’re much more likely to grab meals and snacks when they’re already made and prepped.
Research one food topic this weekend. Investigate one of your symptoms and see how a particular food might help or hurt. Or, get to know a popular diet trend, like Whole30 or the Ketogenic Diet. It doesn’t mean you have to do it, but start learning.
It’s time for a cabinet clean-out!
Gym workouts won’t compensate for an otherwise sedentary lifestyle.
Your garden doesn’t want to be sanitized.