Yes, that urge for cupcakes, for chips, for pizza is STRONG. Resisting it seems impossible. The good news & the bad news is that there are reasons. So, when you see the donut dopamine floods your brain. Dopamine is the hormone released when you anticipate a reward. You anticipate the sweet, sugary, soft goodness of that donut. The tricky thing with dopamine is that it's stupid. Well, it's not smart at least. It thinks the reward is sustenance since that's what your brain is programmed for. So, in dopamine's mind, that donut is full of life-sustaining calories that taste way too good to be true. But you know better, don't you? You know that as soon as you eat one (or two) donuts you probably don't feel very rewarded at all.
Hello All! I want to give you a free tool to help you plan to have a FABULOUSLY FIT week! It's my Sunday Planning sheet that focuses on your fitness journey. Get the printable Sunday Planner here! First, celebrate your wins!! Noticing where you won is important for many reasons. You need to encourage yourself … Continue reading Sunday planning for FITNESS!
You know what's really cool? It doesn't matter how "far" off the wagon you've fallen, it only takes ONE day to get back on track.
Happy Sunday! I hope you're having a great day! On Sunday's, I like to do alllll the planning for the week while I'm calm, relaxed and happy. Before I sit down with my hubby for our marriage meeting, I get my own things in line. Want to take a peek at my plan? Maybe it … Continue reading Sunday planning: How + Worksheet
Are you sitting there reading this slightly stressed over upcoming holiday eating opportunities?
I want to offer you two things today. First, four strategies to use at your next party and one other post-holiday season strategy.
For some of us, learning to feed ourselves well is like learning a foreign language. First, you have to get rid of what you think you know. Then you have to completely relearn about food, nutrition and habits. Eat food God made. Don't eat food humans made. My philosophy on eating well comes from the … Continue reading How to eat like a human
I think those extra pounds manifest in different ways in our lives. It's as if every pound represents an emotion or physical trait that is really hard to get over until it’s just GONE. It's like every pound is a pound of bad mood.
making health changes isn't as complicated as we make them. It's actually simple math. And math doesn't lie. We're always working from two angles, with two numbers if you will when we're trying to make changes. Your food/energy budget is all about the input and the output.
I have your meal prep solutions for next week. Here's what you need to do:
God made food to look good, to smell good and to taste good. For some reason, when we turn to eating healthy or meal prepping our recipe repertoire can be boring, basic and bland.