When trying to gain control of your health, you have got to eat well. In order to do that, you need to eat most meals at home. When eating out, you often don’t know the ingredients or the cooking methods. Therefore, it’s nearly impossible to eat the best when eating away from home. One way to maximize healthy meals is to plan your at home meals utilizing cookbooks. Unless you’re a trained chef, you’re probably not going to be able to create amazing, healthy meals on your own. I’ve listed my favorite (for now!) cookbooks below.
This book is easy to use and I feel good about what I’m eating. The ingredients are fresh and often times organic. The lists keep you organized and allow you to plan efficiently. Find more of Melissa’s amazing Fresh recipes here.
I love this book for when I’m training for a run. You know exactly how to plan for the type of meal your body needs. A bonus is the pancake batter and topping ideas! If you are a runner or just venturing into the sport, this cookbook deserves a place in your kitchen. Find out more about this cookbook here.
This book offers a great way to educate yourself and your family about the foods they are eating. It’s a good teaching tool to pull out at the dinner table when serving the meal. SuperFoods is bright, pleasing to look at and provides many recipes to incorporate “superfoods” into your daily life. You can find out more about LoveFood Cookbooks here.
The authors note “the next 30 days will change your life.” You can still use the recipes without jumping into the program. But, if your having inflammation issues, digestive issues or just want to jump start a health makeover, I would check this book out. You can find out more about the WHOLE30 program here.
Next up, I’ll show you a way to store your own favorite recipes!
Sometimes all it takes to get healthy is to put pen to paper and start tracking. We often tend to underestimate our calories and overestimate our activity. Be truthful with yourself and jot down as much as you can keep up with. You may start to see a patter where you are over consuming. Or maybe your didn’t get in the amount of activity that you thought you would for the week. Click the link below, and start journaling your food intake and exercise participation.
Let me know if you have questions!
“Goals are dreams with deadlines.”
~Diana Scharf Hunt
In a crazy, busy world, Goals can help us achieve the life we want, they energize us, guide us through the process and hold us accountable. Goal setting can be used in numerous areas of our life but for this article we’ll focus on health and wellness.
“Realistic and inspiring plans also provide the framework for people to improve their health, fitness and wellness.”
To begin with, I’ve included this downloadable form to help guide you in the goal setting process.
A Wellness Coach can also assist you with reaching your goals. If you would like more information on a free coaching demo, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck. Check back for more information and forms to help you reach your goals.
We are all inspired in many different ways. Sometimes its a piece of art, or a delicate pastry, a walk in the woods, a simple hug… the list goes on and on. But sometimes, the inspiration is even bigger! Sometimes, our lives cross paths with another person or even a loving animal and it changes our lives forever. Here are two stories of love between a human and their pets.
We often wonder what makes a person happy. Is it money? Is it health? Is it family? Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi may have the answer. Listen in to find out.
Find out more about Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi at http://www.pursuit-of-happiness.org/history-of-happiness/mihaly-csikszentmihalyi/
Want to help motivate change? Telling someone what they “should” do is not the best way to go about motiving someone. Inspire someone by using these simple steps!
“Sitting is the new cancer” ~Apple CEO Tim Cook
It’s time we get moving! More than ever, our society is sitting throughout the day and becoming obese because of it. These long periods of sitting are causing weight gain, disease and a host of other health problems. Exercising for an hour a day, can’t combat the amount of sitting in a 24 hour period.
Use these tips to keep you moving throughout the day.