Press Start, Press Pause, Press Stop

September 10th, 2014 No Comments Tags: , , , , ,

Everything is so “back to school” these days. I love this time of year. It’s a perfect time to review, reflect and reframe your routine. Wouldn’t you agree? You don’t need to wait until the New Year. Like I always say, any day is a perfect day to make a positive change. Here are some ideas to consider starting, stopping and hitting the pause button:

Press Start

Trying A New Fruit or Veg Weekly – Take a walk on the wild side and try a new fruit or vegetable each week. You might just surprise yourself and discover a new favourite.

Dressing for Dieting Success – Make a pact to dress presentably for your age and shape each day then see how divine it makes you feel, through and through.

Finding 5’s – Having trouble fitting 30 to 60 minutes of activity at one time each day? You’re not alone! Break it down into 5, 10 or 15 minute intervals and watch them add up throughout your day as you do them.

Press Pause

Before Adding Salt or Sugar – Try your food before inundating it with salt or sugar. Give your taste receptors a workout and experience how devilishly delicious natural food really is, yum…..

Before Taking Seconds – In the habit of dishing up more than you should chew? Try serving dinner on a smaller plate, slow down your eating pace while upping your taste sensing then cue in on your degree of fullness.

Before You Pour - Think about your caloric drinks and remind yourself about what you’re going to pour down your gullet is food too! Consider swapping in a no cal drink in its place, except if you’re drinking milk.

Press Stop

On Negative Self Talk – Easy does it cowgirl and talk kindly of yourself to yourself. We’re often our own worst critics. Time to get positive!

Relying on the Drive Thru – Get out of the habit of picking up fast food and choose to drive by the drive thru trying some fast and easy, good for you recipes at home.

Cutting into Your Sleep Time – Make sure you get your full zzzzz quota to help you be as productive as possible. You will eat better too.

So there you have it folks, some ideas to tweak your behaviour as we change the season again and spring into fall….

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