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Every Tuesday I email the people on my list who want to learn from me, and I send them “Two Tip Tuesday.” This is a short email with two important tips for them to add to their healthy eating/healthy living arsenal. This week, I sent them this:
“Your first tip today is to eat healthfully most of the time. Avoid sugary processed food and go for healthy salads and small amounts of lean protein and fresh vegetables. That may sound like a no-brainer, but it sets you up for your second tip.
Tip two is, when you go off the rails, enjoy every bite of what you’re eating. Leave your conscience at home and savor every morsel of that pizza, every taste of that ice cream. Be extremely present with your food. There’s nothing more counterproductive than deciding to have something you have been wanting but know is not in your best interest to eat and wolfing it down without being mindful of it.
If you’re good most of the time, you can do this and get right back on track.
I speak from experience on this. I’m really good and eat very healthfully most of the time. Once in a while, I’ll have a bit of something I love but that I know doesn’t love me back for my long term health. When I eat it though, I make sure to savor it!”
I felt this was important to share as I know from experience many of my clients get frustrated and disappointed with themselves when they are not perfect. They eat something or several things that they know they shouldn’t eat, get upset with themselves and give up.
In my health coaching world, screwing up is not failing, and I tell my people just exactly that. Giving up, however, is giving yourself permission to fail. That’s when I step in and talk them back on the healthy eating band wagon…for their own good, of course.
I’m busy writing my next book which will be titled, “The Major Method” and will detail how and what I eat. So many people ask me what diet I follow, and because I really don’t adhere to one particular diet I felt it was important to share how and what I eat that helped me to “disappear” decades of struggling with chronic depression. I also lost more than a few pounds without being on a diet!
If you would like to discuss this further, I am available to you. I love hearing from you, and you can email me: [email protected]
This article was originally published on: https://thinstronghealthy.com/reduce-blood-pressure/
How may I serve you in your quest for optimal mental and physical health?
Cheryl A Major
Cheryl A Major lives in Westford and is a Certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant. Her TV show, Thin Strong Healthy, airs on WestfordCat and is an offshoot of her blog http://ThinStrongHealthy.com Cheryl offers ongoing information, live and online courses and personal health coaching to help you feel better and be healthier. Follow Cheryl on Twitter @CherylAMajor. She is also a full time residential Realtor with Coldwell Banker with more than 25 years experience.
I hope you will join me at the Westford Town Hall, October 17th at 7 pm ET, when we will discuss, “Eating to Relieve Stress”!
Cheryl’s book, “Eat Your Blues Away” is available this January in Whole Foods Markets!