By Andrea Holwegner, Health Stand Nutrition Consulting Inc.
“But it’s hard and I don’t have time.”Said this before? Hey no one said this was going to be easy. If eating well and making healthy choices were easy then everyone would be doing a stellar job at it! In fact if healthy eating wasn’t such a mystery with complicated physical and emotional factors that challenge us daily, I would be out of a job. Instead there is a world wide epidemic of obesity and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. It isn’t a surprise that if your goal is to change your reality then some effort is required. Don’t feel like eating well or getting active? Yup, it happens to everyone (even dietitians). The difference between those that are successful achieving the health and wellness goals they want is that they give themselves a break but get back at it sooner rather than later.
Ever noticed that the longer you sit and eat poorly the easier it gets? Some time ago I took a few weeks off from being active because I got sick and stressed out. Within a few days my immune system was stronger but a few weeks seemed to pass before I got off the couch because I got comfortable hangin’ out being sedentary and eating comfort foods. It amazed me that I could so easily get sucked into the vortex of being a couch potato. It’s OK to take a break but get back at it sooner rather than later because the longer you wait to start your healthy eating and exercise plan the harder it is to get on the health bandwagon.
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“The Chocoholic Dietitian”
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5 Top Notch Breakfast Ideas
Need something new to try for breakfast?
How about one of these…
- Whole grain toast with nut butter and banana.
- Scrambled eggs with spinach and onions in a whole grain wrap topped with feta cheese.
- Fresh fruit and yogurt smoothie with a whole grain muffin (such as the recipe for “berry barley muffins” in this newsletter).
- Oatmeal with apple and raisins with a latte.
- Bran based cereal with milk and fresh or frozen berries.