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A Quick & Simple Way to Eat Healthier More Consistently

Here’s something you LOVE to admit:

You actually like eating healthy! 

You enjoy how making healthy choices makes you feel.

Yes, you feel great physically.

But you also feel great mentally, because you’re proud of making a healthy decision. 

You show up as your best self when you start your day strong.

And when you feel your best, it has a ripple effect for the rest of the day.

You’re more open, more creative, more energetic, happier, more productive.

But something you DON’T like to admit:

You don’t eat healthy consistently

You hate to admit it, but your efforts to eat healthier and feel your best are sporadic.

The problem isn’t knowledge of what’s healthy.

You have a good understanding of what’s good for you and what’s not.

The real problem that keeps you from eating healthy consistently:

Time. 

You feel like there’s just not enough time in the day to plan, prep, and make it happen day in and day out.

But feeling your best and showing up as your best each day REQUIRES you to be consistent.

That’s where the rubber meets the road- consistency. 

Easier said than done, you might be thinking.

But I’ve got a super simple strategy to help you 😊

One of the best ways to be consistent:

Stocking your kitchen with healthy food.

Yes, it really is that simple.

When your kitchen is stocked with healthy food, you’ll eat healthy.

But I’m not suggesting you stock your kitchen with dozens and dozens of items that will overwhelm you and leave you thinking that grabbing takeout is so much easier (which would leave you feeling bloated and disappointed).

What you need are the must-have essentials that make healthy decisions effortless (or nearly effortless).

What you need are the healthful fundamentals that you can use to make meals and snacks in 15 minutes or less.

A stocked kitchen should contain items that make consistent healthy eating a no-brainer.

So, what are the 10 kitchen staples I always have at my fingertips?

The ones that nudge me to eat healthy consistently?

I created a free eBook for you to not only show you what I always have on hand, but to show you exactly what you can make using those 10 essentials!

Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, snacks- it’s all in there 😊

I know from experience that having these staples on hand, and having a cache of super quick and simple recipes in my back pocket, helps me be consistent.

I hope you find that these kitchen staples and fast and healthy meal ideas help you be consistent too. 

The One Thing I Ask Myself To Help Me Eat Healthier | Travel Edition |

Here’s one thing you might not know about me:

I hate large crowds.  I become claustrophobic and a little hot and anxious. 

So, connecting in LaGuardia on Monday was a little crazy. 

I walked quickly away from the crowded gates and to the Food Court. 

When I travel, I tend to eat consistently, even when I’m not hungry.

It seems like the best way to pass the time…

As you know, there aren’t many healthy choices in an airport food court. 

I made two laps through the LGA Food Court, searching for something that would satisfy. 

I stared at the burger joint’s menu and saw an egg and American cheese sandwich on a Kaiser roll.

And then asked myself one thing:

How is this going to make me feel?

Well, not very good, I guessed. 

This one thought changed everything. 

I made another turn and found that the coffee station behind me actually offered smoothies!

And healthy smoothies! Not the ones masquerading as healthy but are sugar bombs waiting to give you a stomach ache.

I chose a green smoothie with banana, kale, spinach, pineapple, mango, and coconut oil.

Someone remarked, “Oh, how very healthy!”

It was.  And it was also delicious 😊

I paired the green smoothie with homemade energy balls, which are sweet and satisfying and taste like cake! 

Here’s your action step: The next time your faced with a few food choices, ask yourself “How is thing going to make me feel?”

It jolts you out of an emotional decision (melty American cheese sounds really good right now….) and into a decision that you might feel better about.

Here’s the other thing about asking yourself this question:

You might decide, “well, not very good” but still decide to get the egg and cheese sandwich.

That’s ok too!  Because you took a second to think about it.  And you owned your decision.

Now that’s what I call healthy.

Need a few ideas for delicious and healthy homemade snacks for your next trip?

>>Recipe for Lemon Blueberry Muffin Energy Balls

>>Recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate Superfood Raw Brownies

>>Recipe for Lemon Amaretto Cookies

Want To Feel Healthier? This One Habit Could Change Everything

Want To Feel Healthier? This One Habit Could Change Everything

Happy Friday!

In less than 3 weeks, it will be January 2019!  Each year, most of us wake up on January 1 with some pretty hefty resolutions:

I’m going to eat healthy every single meal! And I’m going to workout for an hour every single day!

Then sometime mid January, we totally fall off the bandwagon. 

And when we stop eating healthy every single meal, and we miss a few workouts, we give up.  And feel guilty.  And sometimes feel like a failure.

But what if there was one small habit that could make other good habits fall into place?

Small wins lay the foundation for other, bigger wins. 

One healthy habit can lead to a better mood, more productivity, less stress, a healthier weight, better sleep, fewer junk food cravings, and more focus and clarity.

These habits that lead to other good habits and positive side effects are called “keystone habits.” 

A keystone habit is the first domino that makes all the other dominoes fall into place.  Here are a few examples:

  • Exercising for 20-30 minutes regularly

  • Practicing daily gratitude

  • Journaling daily

  • Reading for 30 minutes

  • Making the bed each day

  • Making a healthy breakfast

Let’s lay the groundwork for developing a single healthy habit NOW so that when 2019 arrives, we hit the ground running, feeling our best, with other healthy habits falling into place!

To learn my 3 tips for a healthy holiday season, and what my keystone habit is for the next 3 weeks, watch this video>>

And to track your keystone habit, download the free app, HabitBull.  It will be the key to making your keystone habit stick!

Action Step: What’s your keystone habit for the next 3 weeks?  Comment below and let's hold each other accountable with our keystone habits! 

I'll be posting daily on Instagram stories if I did my keystone habit, so come join me over there>>

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
— Aristotle