Food addiction is a real issue, one that I used to personally struggle with a lot until I better educated myself on this topic.
As I'm working on becoming a certified master nutrition coach, it's been very alarming to me the amount of processed sugar that we consume in our daily diet.
Did you know that in America, over 70% of adults and 33% of kids are overweight or obese? Weight issues lead to diseases like diabetes and heart disease!
But we can be in control of what foods we consume so that we do not allow ourselves, as well as our kids, to become a statistic.
SO HOW DID THIS EPIDEMIC START?
Back in 1953, the first TV dinner was sold in grocery stores and in 1955 the first fast food restaurant opened up.
This started the trend of "grab and go" foods and processed foods were born.
Processed foods are just that, they are not natural. They are created in a lab and designed to be addictive.
We are tricked into thinking we are buying healthy foods, when in fact they have the same...
How do you turn a bad day around? Do you know how to hit the reset button so your entire day doesn't need to suck?
Let's face it, we can have every intention of having a productive and positive day and then things just don't click.
Do you have a plan when that happens or do you let the rest of your day go to waste?
I used to let situations like this throw me off completely and use that excuse to continue forward with a negative and unproductive attitude.
Here are 3 ways that are proven to help you turn a bad day into a good day. They have worked for me and I know they can work for you too.
What are the benefits of accountability?
There are some benefits to knowing this answer. One, you're going to stay consistent, the second is you're going to enjoy living a healthy lifestyle, and the third is you're going to be part of a supportive community. There are some problems that can arise if you don't understand the benefits of accountability.
You can actually end up yo-yo dieting and being really inconsistent when it comes to exercise and nutrition. You might be able to stop figuring out what to do. You might just get lost and unmotivated, and you're going to feel alone. It could even get worse by feeling super frustrated, feeling like you're wasting your time, and then just eventually giving up.
One of my clients lost a lot of weight on her own, but she had a really hard time keeping it off. After she had this amazing weight loss journey before we started working together, she would tell me that she would lose the weight and gain it, lose the weight and gain it, and she...
What is the 80-20 rule for nutrition?
There are some benefits knowing the answer to this question, having a great understanding of good balance when it comes to clean eating and treating yourself. You're going to avoid binge eating junk food. You're also going to feel more in control of your nutrition on a regular basis.
There are some problems that will arise by not understanding this question. Unfortunately a lot of times you're going to have a hard time figuring out how to eat a better balanced diet so you'll get results. You're going to feel frustrated with yourself for slipping up. You're going to give up and make bad food choices.
But it can get even worse by not understanding the 80-20 rule. It can have a huge effect on your health. You could end up gaining fat, which is hard to lose, belly fat, and weight and just feeling unhappy and unmotivated.
I used to completely not understand the 80-20 rule. I ate whenever I wanted. Over the weekends were my cheat days. It was...
Let's talk about how to eat healthy while at work events or meetings.
There are definitely three main benefits when you understand how to eat healthier when you're at work events. You're going to avoid unhealthy snacking. You're going to eat the proper foods that will help you with brain power and energy to sustain you through the day, and you're actually going to save money. There are some problems though that might arise by not understanding how to eat healthy at a work event. Your blood sugar might crash because you're not eating food or the right food to sustain you through those long meetings or events. You might feel sluggish and tired and unable to focus during the meetings. You're going to end up spending money on unhealthy foods.
But it can even get worse by not solving this problem. You might start craving bad foods when you're away at work events. You're going to eat those sugary foods and probably drink too much caffeine, just to give you something to do because your...
Let's talk about how you can maintain your fitness results when you are busy.
There are some benefits when you know the answer to this question. You're going to be able to maintain your results no matter how busy you get. You're going to avoid excuses and you're going to have long lasting energy.
Now, there are some problems that will arise when you don't figure out how to maintain your fitness results when you are busy. You're going to get frustrated. Most likely, you're going to stop working out because you don't have the time because of your busy schedule. You might even just hit a plateau because you're doing the same thing over and over again, because you just don't know what to do, because you're too busy, so you're just stuck in a rut.
Now, it can even get worse, though. Things can get worse because you can stop seeing results. You might even stop enjoying the process of living a healthy, fit life. You might even just give up completely and throw in the towel.
Let me tell you...
What are the best ways to avoid overwhelm?
So there are a few benefits that you will receive when you avoid being overwhelmed. You're gonna be able to manage your stress more effectively. You're gonna decrease the chances of getting sick and you're gonna be much happier.
But there are some problems that may arise if you don't avoid overwhelm. One of the problems is you're not gonna be your best at work and in your home. And you're gonna feel frustrated and you're gonna be unmotivated. And things can even get worse when you don't solve this problem. You're gonna be living a high-stress life on a regular basis. You're gonna get burnt out and you're gonna give up on your goals, due to lack of motivation.
I want to tell you a little story about myself and how I used to be overwhelmed on a regular basis. I used to live a very high-stress life, and I just accepted that was just a fact of how my day was. I was stressed all the time, which led to being overwhelmed, and I just kind of went...
Let's talk about how you can be more present in your daily life.
There are definitely some benefits to being more present. You're going to feel fulfilled, you're going to be more productive, and you're going to be fully-present in every moment. But there are some problems that will arise if you're not able to be present in your daily life.
You're going to feel overwhelmed, unable to focus, and not be present with the ones that matter the most to you, and it can get even worse if you keep going. Being plugged in all the time and not being present, you're going to get burnt out. You're going to be unable to get work done and you're going to lose that precious time with your loved ones.
So I want to tell you a little bit about a story that happened to me. And I had a really hard time unplugging. I work from home, I'm an entrepreneur, and I'm constantly thinking of new ideas. It's hard to unplug when my office is right in the other room, and then we have our cellphones, and we have our...
What is the best way to avoid burnout?
Now, there are definitely some benefits when you understand how to avoid burnout. You're going to avoid feeling overwhelmed. You're going to have more energy, and you're going to maintain daily motivation. There are some problems that will arise if you don't understand how to avoid burnout. You're going to avoid self-care. You're probably going to fall off track and get really frustrated, and things can get even worse. You might start stress eating, completely losing motivation, and then just lacking energy and endurance to get through your day.
One of my clients, he had a lot on his plate. He would tell me all the time that he was completely overwhelmed and just didn't have enough time to do the things that he wanted, and he was feeling completely burnt out. He owned his own business, and he just completely lost motivation to go to work every day. He was just like a zombie going to each of his jobs, and he wasn't being his best self and he...
Let's talk about what is the best time of the day to exercise.
Now there is some benefits to knowing the answer to this question. One of the benefits is you're going to make workouts more efficient. You're also going to benefit from the post exercise endorphins, and you'll probably most likely skip workouts a lot less.
Now when you don't know the answer to this question, there are a few problems that are probably going to arise. One is you're going to not be able to relieve your stress. You'll also probably feel sluggish and tired, and you might even just skip your workout altogether if you end up doing it at the end of the day. Things can even get worse when you skip exercise and put it off till the end of the day because you're going to end up avoiding exercise because you're not going to feel motivated.
You won't actually be able to feel the benefits of exercising because you're going to do it at the end of the day or maybe just skip it altogether. There's so many benefits when...