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3 Tips to Eat Clean This Year

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution to Eat Clean or Lose Weight or to Take Care of yourself this year? If so, you are in good company, according to iQuanti, over 63 Million people searched Google on how to get healthy for the new year.   It’s pretty clear that most people know that being healthy is important, but life just seems to get in the way and we go back to our old (unhealthy) habits.

Monday I kick off a 5 Day Clean Eating Challenge in my private Facebook Group, because one thing that I do know is that having a place to be held accountable and feel supported is important when reaching your goals.  If you need the accountability and support, feel free to join the group, but I also wanted to share some tips that have helped me develop my Clean Eating Lifestyle years ago and these 3 tips still hold true for me today to keep me on track.

1. Cook & Prepare your meals: I know this may be a challenge for you, but this is a great habit to create and strengthen. When you cook your own meals, you control what goes into them, you eat at home so you save money, and you can also get creative with trying new recipes.

Here are some simple Clean Eating Recipes that you can try. 

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2. Avoid Packaged and Processed Foods: Stay away from “junk” food, which are packed with tons of preservatives and chemicals. Most people fall victim to snacking on junk food. Instead, aim to find healthy snack options to keep you full and fueled.

Here are some healthy snack options to try 

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3. Plan Your Week: Many people fail to stay on track, because they fail to plan. Before the challenge begins, pull out your calendar and get a better idea of what you have going on this week. If your mornings are rushed, ensure that you have a healthy breakfast ready to grab and go in the morning to eat at work, like overnight oats. If you have a work lunch, research the restaurant to find a healthy option or ask the person coordinating the lunch to order you a salad. If you’re going to be busy at night, pack a dinner with you or meal prep some dinners (or any other meals) so that way you will have a healthy meal in your fridge. Here are some meal prep tips for you.

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Hopefully these tips will help you stay on track for 2018 to develop a Clean Eating Lifestyle and reach your goals!

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How to Avoid Winter Weight Gain (Free Teleclass)

10425183_10107607674106994_3525767044604470040_nThe holidays are upon us and I know first hand how difficult it can be to stay on track with your workouts and clean eating. However, as hard as it may be, this is the most critical time to stick with it. Why? Because, people tend to sabotage all of the progress that was made  during the first 10 months of year, which puts them in a difficult position to start off the new year.  Instead, I encourage you to not let the holidays become a Workout and Clean Eating Deadzone, instead make it a No Excuses Zone!

Here is a Teleclass that I created to help to give you 5 of my best tips to help you to get motivated to workout during the holidays.

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For more information or to schedule a free session with me. click here. 

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Can’t Stay Committed? Start with your “WHY?”

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Happy New Year! As we start off a new year (that I must say I am super excited about), many people have taken the time to write down their goals for year or commit (or recommit) themselves to certain things in their life.  Health and fitness goals/resolutions are among the top areas that people want to focus on in the new year. Which is totally understandable, coming off of a season packed with holiday snacks, meals,  and treats and cold weather that makes you want to do anything but exercise.  But nonetheless, it is a new year and I commend anyone who decides to star the year off with improved health and fitness.

However, most people don’t realize their goals or resolutions to be healthier, lose weight, drink more water, eat more veggies, or anything else, because we soon lose motivation and the desire to pursue those things. Why? Because, let’s be honest, they come with a pretty big sacrifice – cutting out your daily Starbucks, waking up an hour earlier to workout, skipping your favorite meals, and so on.  The reality is that your desire to do these things dwindle because you have not truly committed to your motivation and your true reason WHY!   The other day I had a good friend of mine contact me saying that he wanted to join one of my upcoming challenges because he got a health wake up call that really scared him.  His reason for joining my challenge to lose weight and get healthy, just became real to him. He realized that his life would be in jeopardy if he didn’t make some changes.  His WHY was now solid, personal and urgent.

I encourage you to take some time and really think about WHY you want to lose weight. Is it just because it is something that you always say? Really think your reasons why you want to get healthy.  Here are some of the WHYs that I heard from a few of my new fitness challengers:

  • I want to be able to look at myself in the mirror and love the person looking back at me.
  • I’m tired of feeling undesirable to my husband.  I want to have more passion back in our marriage and even when he tells me I’m beautiful I don’t believe him, because of the way I look.
  • I want to be able to run around the yard with my grandkids. They always want to play with me, but because of my weight I feel like my heart is going to burst after about 3 minutes of playing with them.
  • I don’t want to have the same fate as my father, aunt, and grandmother – all three died of poor health.
  • I just want to feel happy, confident and sexy again! My divorce really threw me for a loop and it’s been a long time since I did something that made me feel good about myself. I’m ready!

If you are finding it hard to stay connected, think about your WHY and make that be your motivating factor to push through. If you need help with staying accountable, I am here to help you in any way that I can.  So don’t hesitate to reach out to me!