Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tips on Nutrition for results
Today I am going to talk about one of the questions that I received about chocolate. Would you say that you are addicted to chocolate? Well, I know sometimes I feel like it, and other times I don't. Must be a hormone thing for me. I know that some of the things I ask you to do are not easy. In fact they may be the hardest thing you have ever had to do, eat healthy and exercise. Really, for some people it is just plan hard.
If you want to make some amazing changes in your body and over all health and you are struggling with eating chocolate, here are some tips to help you out.
1. It often comes down to this- mind set. You really must tell yourself that your desire to reach your goal is more than the desire or craving to eat the chocolate. This means, setting the vision up in your head that eating healthy is the way to reach your goal!
2. Here is what else I find that works- I ask myself this when I want something like chocolate- "What is this junk going to do for my body, my mind, and how is it going to make me feel after"? This is powerful because it is keeping you honest with yourself.
3. Replace it- I love this! I keep handy my Beachbody Protein shakes and P90x protein bars, I love the chocolate peanut butter one. Why, would a woman who pushes real food have these in her home? Well, I do, because I, like many others, have to be on the run sometimes and it helps me to have a bar in my purse so I don't skip a meal, and when I am tempted and I ask myself my question above, I say "hey I can have a little bit of my bar and I am all set". Plus, this is not like other bars, so it is good for me! I love that. Now, I also will keep some dark chocolate in the fridge, so when I want something, I can also take a piece of it and be good and satisfied.
4. OK, so if you are finding yourself needing to eat the whole bar and more, than I ask you to examine "WHY" you are doing that. It usually comes down to understanding that you are eating more than you need to because you are eating to fill another area of need. If this is the case, I urge you to look into some coaching and counseling. It is so important for you to be honest and real about what is going on in your life so you can move forward towards your goals. You know you are worth it!
If you would like more information on how to get the bars or shakes that I mentioned, please contact me. I will be more than happy to help you find what will help you. My site is the place to go- www.beachbodycoach.com/DaniLauxFit
So, I will getting into some other areas of nutrition and exercise soon. Keep your questions coming. I have my list that I am working on.
thank you and as always,
Love Life, Laugh as You Live and Stay Fit,