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Fall is the time that many people like to do their household "fall cleaning". Now is the perfect time to clean up your nutrition by taking a good look at what is in your pantry, refrigerator, car, work desk, gym bag, purse or anywhere else you go to for a snack or meal. When beginning YOUR 'fall clean out', remember these two words:
Visibility - If you see it you're more likely to eat it, or be tempted to eatit
Availability - And, if it's readily available, healthy or not, you will eat it sooner or later!
So, if unhealthy food is visible and available, how will you set yourself up for success??? Use these five simple steps to 'clean up your act', and get you on the road to healthy eating once and for all..
Clean up your food environment and do a fall cleaning of unhealthy and/or tempting foods/snacks.
Learn nutrition basics so you can make the proper decision of what food items to discard and what to replace them with. Fitness Pointe offers great lectures and programs (i.e. Healthy Eating 101, Dietmaster Pro Menu Plans, Lifecoaching, etc) that can help teach you the basics and beyond.
Enlist in the habit of always writing a healthy shopping list that is arranged in the store's order or by food groups and stick to it. If it doesn't make your healthy shopping list it doesn't go into the cart.
Always look for healthy substitutes for weight loss. Substitute full fat/calorie food choices with lower calorie products but don't eat more than the portion size or you may wind up with the same or even more calories than your substitution.
NOW is the time to learn about your personal "trigger foods." Trigger foods are foods that activate unnecessary snacking or overeating and differ from person to person. To learn about your 'personal' trigger foods, set up a private LifeCoach session with our nutrition specialist.
Need help with your nutrition or lifestyle stategies?
Kate Fairbairn, Certified Lifestyle Strategies/ Weight Loss Coach, and Nutrition Specialist is available for private consultations.
For more details, please call 219-934-2835 #452 to leave a message.