#2 Hunger doesn’t always signal a need for food. Sometimes hunger means you need some attention. Maybe you are sad, lonely, confused, bored…so, if you take a minute before heading for the kitchen…and really try to think what it is you really want. Sometimes, it just means you are thirsty. If you pay attention to the urge you are feeling, you can learn from it…and let it go.
#3 Eat healthy 90% of the time. This way you don’t look at a food you really want…and think “I better eat it now because I can never have it again.”…or worse “oh poor me, I am so deprived”. Just be sure you are up on your math and 90 doesn’t turn to 50.
#4 Eat at home. Prepare your food with love and enjoy it.
#5 Eat whole foods. You will notice a difference in how you feel almost immediately. (YES, that means no more Lucky Charms)
#6 Meditate or Pray to reduce stress.
#7 Move your body…every chance you get.
#8 Journal…I can’t say it enough. If it is down on paper…you reap treasure.
#9 Eat more green veggies.
#10 Get a good night’s sleep
#11 Drink more water…and throw some lemon in there while you are at it!
#12 EAT -
- small amounts of protein
- fruits and vegetables
- whole grains
- small amounts of healthy fats (nuts, coconut oil, virgin olive oil, avocado)