How's everybody doing? I want to hear from you! Are you sticking to your New Years resolutions or are little treats and missed workouts sneaking in already? I hope that the Healthy You 2010 Series helped jump start your resolve to live healthier and happier life from here on out. I know I need a reminder every now and again so just writing the series helped me big time. For all those of you who have been sticking to your clean eating lifestyle, how do you do it? Do you have any secrets that would help others stick to the plan? I would LOVE to hear from all of you!!
The road blocks I have been coming across lately is that I'm wanting to eat out of boredom or eat to relax. One of the biggest no-no's for me is eating in front of the TV or the computer. Recently I have taken to eating blueberries while watching my shows or blogging. I know, I know, you're thinking blueberries? What's wrong with that? Well, my brain now triggers a response to my body that if I am sitting down watching TV or typing that I need to be eating something. Now for most of us a bowl of blueberries wouldn't be a problem, but what if you're out of blueberries and your brain tells you, "TV/computer time, it's time to eat"? Guess what, those blueberries may turn into a bowl of ice cream or other bad food choices. Another problem with eating while distracted is that we eat much more. You're brain has a hard time being satiated when it wasn't really involved in the eating process. We need to PAY ATTENTION to our food! It gets so lonely when it's ignored ; ) So, what are we going to do about it?
Here's a challenge for you, I want you to make a concerted effort this week to eat ONLY when you're at the dining table or other area that is designated solely for eating. Let me know if it helps kick those bad food triggers! I'm in it with you because I'm going to try it too. It's going to be tough because I like to multi-task and eat lunch while blogging and checking e-mails. Whatever will I do with my time? Maybe I can workout more : )