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.
Instead, figure out what things you can do that ACTUALLY make you happy. That ACTUALLY bring you long-lasting, residual joy. Do those things instead. I've noticed many people feel their day is so out of their own control, the only time they can get some pleasure is their food choices. That's a really crappy way to live, and you all deserve better than that. Find more ways to infuse joy daily and you might find yourself turning to food/booze less.
The first step to getting our minds right about nutrition is to see food as fuel. It is what powers our daily activities and all of our body’s functions. Many of us have an unhealthy relationship with food. We may see it as a reward and we overindulge. Sometimes we see it as a means for punishing ourselves by withholding it. But you know what? Food is just fuel. It’s what your awesome, strong, capable body needs to do awesome things. When you feed it the right fuel, it gets stronger and more capable. When you feed it the wrong fuel it gets sluggish and less cooperative. It doesn’t function well. That’s because food is medicine.
The solution isn’t eliminating them all together because the problem isn’t the carbs. It’s the AMOUNT. Carbs provide a LOT of energy. But we are not USING that much energy in a typical day. It's a simple math equation.
One of the most profound quotes I’ve ever read on Pinterest was: “Do not reward yourself with food, you’re not a dog.” For some reason, that very obvious statement completely turned a light bulb off in my head. I realized how often I turned to food as a reward. A reward for finishing a semester … Continue reading You’re not a dog
Going to bed hungry when you're trying to get fit is not a good plan. It will sabotage your progress and your sleep. If you're feeling that you're either going to go to bed hungry like a misbehaved child or run the risk of binging hardcore, opt for these late night snacks instead. Note that they are fat-heavy because … Continue reading 11 late night snacks to avoid wrecking your progress.
If you're in a hurry or feeling unmotivated, here are five "just assembly required" meals. Enjoy! Cucumber Tomato Salad: Add 1 green each of tomatoes and cucumbers and 1/2 green each of cilantro and diced onions with 2 tsp each of olive oil and white vinegar. Divide in half, store in fridge to marinate. 💚💚 Peanut … Continue reading Five Fast Foods for the 21 Day Fix