#1 Tip to Maintain Weight Loss

6/17/15 ~~


I had an AHA moment a few years ago that has helped me maintian my health and energy, and also stopped the struggle to maintain weight loss.  That AHA moment was finally realizing how powerful daily habits can be.  
Many times, most of us have bursts of fitness motivation, when we eat clean and workout hard for a short time…but then the motivation wears off and we go back to our old daily habits. That familiar routine that gives us comfort and security.

The key is to keep a handful of healthy, but sustainable daily habits. Extreme fitness or extreme diets are not sustainable and is the reason we often go back to our old habits.  When you start healthy but sustainable and realistic daily habits –  these healthy habits become your comfortable routine, and then you’ve hit health and wellness gold.

This is great news for two reasons:

  1. First, when you do something habitually it no longer requires a lot of brain power or motivation to get it done. It pretty much happens automatically. So once you’ve settled into your daily habits you’ll easily maintain them.
  2. Second, once your daily habits have been around long enough to transform your body, you get to give up the struggle of trying to lose weight. That quest, which has taken up so much of your time and mental energy, will be put to rest, leaving you time to go out and enjoy your life.
And so today take a few moments to determine which healthy, daily habits you will begin to include in your daily life, and continue to prompt yourself to do these until it becomes automatic and comfortable. While each and every one of you have unique situations and abilities, here is a general list of ideas of healthy daily habits to get you started…
  • Daily training workout – same time each day.
  • Daily 10,000 steps
  • Daily water drinking – bring your water bottle with you.
  • Eaing healthy – Click here for Healthy Recipe Ideas

Those are some of my examples – but you can start working on your own personal list of daily healthy habits. Make sure they are realistic actions that you could fit into your daily life, and watch as your body effortlessly transforms over the next several weeks.

Quick note for you overachievers out there!  Try to resist the urge to commit to difficult or extreme daily habits. These habits are meant for the long run.

Email me or post a question on my Facebook page if you need help with your personalized list of daily habits. Of course – one of those habits will be to workout with me each day! 🙂

Products I Love

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Nikki’s Coconut Butter makes fun, flavored coconut butters that you can enjoy guilt free made with organic coconut.  They have multiple flavors like Honey Pecan Pie, Vanilla Cake Batter, and Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie.

Simply enjoy by spreading it over your favorite fruit, in a smoothie, blended into coffee, or by the spoonful straight from the jar!

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Recipe of the Day

Chicken Fajita Casserole – Serves 4

Recipe for paleo chicken fajita casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the tortillas into 1 inch-wide strips, coat with olive oil spray and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until crispy, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, reduce the heat to 375 and move a rack to the center.
  2. Combine the spices in a small bowl. Rub over the chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place 1 Tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the chicken and sear on each side. Add the beer and cook to reduce, until the chicken is fully cooked.
  4. Place another skillet over high heat. Add the remaining 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Add the bell peppers, onion and garlic. Cook until the veggies are tender, about 4 minutes. Add the chopped cilantro and lime juice. Season with sea salt and black pepper. Remove from heat.
  5. In a casserole dish, combine the chicken with the onions and peppers and toss in the tortilla strips. Cover with foil and bake for 20-30 minutes. Garnish with lime wedges and salsa. Enjoy!
Calories: 224     Fat: 17 g     Carbohydrates: 12 g     Sugar: 3 g     Sodium: 714 mg     Fiber: 3 g     Protein: 8 g
Happy Eating!