1) Change your mindset:
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*Off the wagon? Can’t find the time to exercise? Are you just plain frustrated?
*Change your mindset! As much as I may preach “we are what we eat”, we are also what we THINK! Often we can get caught up in the little things and lose ourselves in the daily chaos that is life. The consequence is we feel less empowered to take control of our actions and health.
*The reality is you DO have control over your life, schedule, emotions and consequently your health.
a) Be Positive!
Often the little things are meant to stay just that, “little”.
b) Take a step back! If you feel overwhelmed trying to balance work, family, nutrition and exercise: take a step back. Evaluate your schedule and decide what is ultimately most important to you. Often you will find things to cut out of your
schedule to make more time for what really matters.
c) One bite at a time! As my workout partner always says, “Aric, how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” Don’t rush or push pressure on yourself when it comes to achieving results. Make ONE lifestyle adjustment at a time if necessary. Plan
your lunches for one week, great first goal before you even attempt to exercise. One bite at a time.
2) Listener question “Aric, I am interested in the inflammatory factors of food, for instance I heard raisins are extremely inflammatory should I avoid putting them in my breakfast?”
*Great question, yes some foods are more prone to creating inflammation in the body. For instance, higher sugar and saturated
fats foods tend to induce this response, hence why LARGE PORTIONS of raisins may not be wise. However, a handful in your oatmeal is far from a health altering decision.
*FOOD FOR THOUGHT: is inflammation always bad for you? Definitely not! It is a natural immune response for healing. Chronic inflammation is of course not a good thing, causing heart disease among other issues.
*TAKE HOME MESSAGE: With endless experts warning readers about the potential hazards of consuming certain foods, it is easy to lose sight of the big picture. Tip #2 above should be kept in mind with nutrition, TAKE A STEP BACK, what is your ultimate goal here? To be healthy? Exercise? Eat a client diet? Those raisons are not something to be concerned about if the other aspects of your daily routine are in check.