Your Daily Habits

Last week we talked about establishing daily fitness habits…have you done this yet? 

Your only focus, when it comes to shaping up your body, should be to make and keep a handful of healthy, daily habits. When these healthy habits become your comfortable routine, then you’ve hit fitness gold. 

Don’t delay – make the decision to install a few daily fitness habits in your life now, and watch how quickly and consistently your body transforms!

7 Ways to Avoid Falling off the Healthy Eating Wagon

Whether you’ve been riding the healthy eating wagon for a week or a decade, staying on it can be difficult. Fortunately, there are a number of ways you can hold on. 

Keep reading to learn seven ways to protect yourself against the temptation to fall—or even jump off of the healthy eating wagon—on a daily basis. 

1. Don’t Starve Yourself (Please!)

Eating is a basic human need. Cut your calories in half over night or slash any specific food group out altogether for a prolonged period and you’ll land flat on your face in no time flat. When you’re eating for good health, you still need to eat. You’ll just need to go with healthy options and avoid eating more than your body needs to fuel itself through the day. 

2. No Excuses 

There are as many excuses to fall off the healthy wagon as there are days in a year. So if you’re going to stay on, you’re going to have to ignore the excuses and focus in on your goal: eating the right stuff. Which brings us to the next point… 

3. Stay Focused 

Being mindful of your healthy eating ways is easy during the first few days. After all, you’ve spent years eating one way and now you’re changing everything up. In a week or so, however, it can be difficult to remember your desire to eat healthily and even harder to remember why you made that decision. Stay focused on your choices and why you made them in the first place! 

4. Get on the Right Wagon 

Every person’s health goals and expectations are different. If you hop on a healthy eating wagon for the first time in your life and expect to shed 30 pounds in a week, you’re going to be disappointed. Setting appropriate goals will help you stay the course and help you make the next goal, as your wagon gets easier and easier to ride to the finish line. 

5. Avoid Naysayers 

Always struggled with your weight? Tried every diet plan known to man without success? Then you’re going to have a lot of folks who scoff at your desire to eat healthily. Let them scoff on their own and find new friends if you have to. (Hint: there are SCADS of online support groups for weight loss). Once your lifestyle changes start to pay off, strut by the folks who said they’ll believe you’re serious about healthy eating when they see results and watch their jaws drop. 

6. Stay Away from Triggers 

The reason healthy eating is difficult for so many is that unhealthy eating tastes so good! Understanding this and understanding when you most want unhealthy food options will help you stay on the healthy wagon. Have a hard time saying no to sweets at your best friend’s house? Invite him to your place or meet at the park. Eat everything in sight when you’re lonely? Give someone a phone call when no one is around. 

7. Know How to Get Back On 

You should aim to stay on the healthy eating wagon all day every day. But you should also be ready when you fall off. You’re human. It’s okay. It’s going to happen occasionally.Rather than beat yourself up about it and throw in the towel, admit you goofed, recommit yourself to healthy living, and start living the healthy life you deserve once again!

Ready to take your fitness results to the next level? Call or email me today and we will get you started on an exercise program that’s designed to deliver big results.

Zucchini Cakes

 
It’s zucchini season and I’ve got a fantastic, healthy recipe for zucchini cakes that I know you’ll love. Serve these guilt-free cakes with a side of lean protein for a well balanced, fitness meal. 

Servings: 8 

Here’s what you need:

  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, grated
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 cups grated Zucchini
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 2 Tablespoons flax meal
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • Non-Fat Plain Greek Yoghurt
  • Sweet Paprika
  1. Heat half of the olive oil in a large skillet. Sauté the onion and garlic for 2 minutes, then set aside.
  2. Place grated zucchini in a colander, sprinkle with the salt and allow to sit in the sink for 10 minutes.
  3. Use a clean paper towel to squeeze excess water from the zucchini.
  4. In a medium sized bowl whisk the eggs. Add the coconut flour, flax and baking powder. Add the onions and zucchini.
  5. Place the remaining olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Drop the dough in heaping Tablespoons, press down with a fork. Cook each side for 3 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals 51 calories, 2.7g fat, 188mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate, 2g fibre, and 3g protein 

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