It’s true: one of THE most important habits you can develop is eating breakfast. And you CAN change habits and develop new ones if you truly want to. Here’s the thing that you may already know: after sleeping a typical 8 hours, we all need fuel including water to rev up our bodies. But so many of us don’t feel hungry. Think of it like this: you’re investing in your good health, losing body fat, and keeping your energy level up by eating a small breakfast. It’s that important! Here’s an examaple: my new client Joe told me that his first ‘meal’ is at 11 o’clock. He goes to bed around 11 so that’s 12 hours without food. His system has slowed dramatically, and with 40 pounds to lose and post- open heart surgery at age 49, in my mind he just can’t screw around anymore. We’ve all heard that eating small meals is the best way to eat. Well, it is! That’s the way to get lean and stay energized. No one likes to feel sluggish. Do you? I don’t. And if you find it difficult to do, just practice and it will become a habit. Try not to think in terms of ‘meals’. I’ll even grab a small bite of some tasty leftover in between clients, or down an apple or a small handful (very small) of almonds or walnuts. Boom…done. In fact I used to hate walnuts but knowing how healthy they are, I’ve grown to love them. So, here’s a breakfast suggestion: 2 eggs, small piece of red chard, 2 falafels and 2 kale cakes from Whole Foods, cooked in a little water and olive oil topped with broccolini and shedded cheese. All organic of course! Total time from pan to my cute, little plate: 7 minutes. Easy! (P.S. I use this plate all the time because it makes my food look scrumptous and beautiful which makes cooking, for me, more fun). (P.S.S. I can’t believe I actually like to cook…a habit that I have worked hard to change!)
Lexie is back after falling off over the holidays…typical of so many people. But I have to say, my clients kept me pretty busy this season actually and I love that!
Do you find yourself starting and stopping your fitness regimen? Are you already falling off and it’s only January? What I tell my clients is this: jot your workouts down. Keep the description very brief. Your chances of staying consistent soars, studies show. Once you’ve found at least 2 activities that you like, this will also help keep your interest. This is how I stay consistent. Then, it’s easy because I never ‘fall off’ and get out of shape…SO much easier than starting and stopping! The slogan ‘Just Do It’ is truly the best. It’s the ‘thinkiing about it’, the ‘I don’t feel like working out’, or the ‘do I have enough time?’ that makes people fall off track, because by the time you’ve dilemma’d (is that a word?), you could have done at least a short workout. And you would feel fantastic, keep the coonsitency, and see changes.
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Here’s an excerpt:
A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 810 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 14 trips to carry that many people.