Preparing for the holidays can be both wonderful and hectic… To save you some time and provide you with fabulous options for everyone on your list, I created a tried and true Healthy Intent gift guide! Every item on this list is something I’ve personally purchased and LOVE. I was going to do a “top 10” list, but the chef in me ended up creating a “bakers dozen” for you instead!
As summer comes to a close and fall approaches – change is in the air. Are there areas of your life where you feel bogged down by bad habits? I’m here to help you turn a new leaf with 10 ways you can improve your health! When you try to overhaul your lifestyle completely, too much too soon can lead to burnout. That is why I believe a goal of 20% improvement is reasonable and attainable to start with. Gradual transformations are much more sustainable long-term!
The Pareto Principlestates that 80% of results come from just 20% of action. These tips are in that elite 20% zone – capable of changing your life significantly. Here’s a list of 10 things you can do to start reaping the 80/20 health benefits. I recommend aiming to incorporate two items per week (20%!) to help you achieve balance with your new routine without getting overwhelmed.
TOP 10 TIPS
Summertime can be a challenging season to make progress with weight loss. There are many more opportunities to indulge and more travel than normal can equal more calories and less exercise. However, perhaps you’re on point with your diet and exercise and still seeing the scale creep up… There is nothing more frustrating than putting in the effort to keep progress on track but continuing to gain weight without a clear reason.
This is a relatively common phenomenon I’ve helped many clients resolve. I’m here to tell you there’s hope and you are not out of options. The strategy that might just do the trick for you is a MINDSET MAKEOVER. I’ll share a 3-step process you can use to shift your “default” mindset from negative to positive to help revive your weight loss efforts.
Something I’ve Noticed is a Game-Changer For Many of My Clients is: Meal Planning!
I just spent 8 days working as a private chef at 2 back-to-back retreats. That meant shopping for, prepping, cooking, and presenting a total of 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 snacks, and 7 dinners (plus dessert and cake for two birthdays!) for dozens of hungry attendees. On top of it all, I had to deal with various allergies, including gluten, dairy, corn, soy and oxalates… No pressure! If you cook for your family, you can understand the struggle!
Take it from me that meal planning was CRUCIAL for those events to run successfully and for everyone to stay healthy, safe, and happily fed. And what do you know? Many of the guests were thanking me because they enjoyed my cooking AND their clothes were fitting more loosely by the end of the retreats. They had experienced the magic of meal planning, and so can you!
Here are my TOP 3 TIPS to set yourself up for success with a meal plan at home: