What’s #projectHEALTHYISH? It’s about stopping being so hard on yourself and just trying to be a little bit better than you were the day before. Maybe that means a 🥗 salad for lunch—with a side of 🍟fries. Or 🍹 happy hour on a Friday—and a major 😅 sweat session boot camp workout on Sunday morning. It’s your real life in all of its fun, unfiltered realness. Here at Overeater Wellness Coaching, we aren't about a harsh line between healthy & unhealthy. Real people live somewhere in between (and that's why we are so thankful for our JP+ 🍇🍏🍎 which we will talk more about at a later time), and this month we're going to celebrate that #healthyishprocess with you! Join us here and on our Facebook and Instagram pages and show us all month long how you do #projectHEALTHYISH! 💪
Written by Jen Bailey, ACE CPT
Do you travel for work and find it challenging to eat healthy? Dan and I have been in your shoes and we are here to help! First and foremost, we recommend investing in a cooler or a meal management bag, such as Six Pack Bags (click on the Bags tab). My favorite is the Renee. It fits perfectly in the overhead bins on a plane and I have even fit it under the seat in front of me. Next, pack simple pro-carb snacks at home or stop by a grocery store before you get to your hotel. We simply use Google to find stores nearby. Finally, make the time to prepare ahead, even if you have only five minutes. Preparing your snacks ahead of time or making a game plan for when you arrive to your destination will set you up for success. Here is more information about pro-carbs as well as tips and tricks for the person on-the-go.
More people in the U.S. are addicted to food than any other substance including drugs or alcohol. So, let’s talk about some of the signs that you might have an addiction to food or are a food addict.
Okay, so I know going to a gym can be intimidating, especially if you're just starting out and you're not sure what you're doing. It can even be intimidating for those who go all the time like, myself. Hell, I've been to gyms where you walk in and it looks like everyone just came of the Olympia stage—all jacked up and ripped. I say to myself, "I think I'll keep my jacket on and go to the treadmill." But remember something, everyone had to start somewhere. No one knows everything and always can use some help. Ask questions or get someone to show you how to use different equipment. Even I've had to ask, "What does this do? How do you use it?"
WARNING: This video contains explicit language.
I always find it fascinating talking with people who are having issues with losing weight or who have lost a lot of weight but have put all or most of it back on. So many have the same attitude and reasoning about why they gained the weight back—I got hurt; I got sick; the diet I was on got too expensive; I got tired of eating like that and exercising; or, I hit my goal and just went back to the way things were. And for many of us who have been or are currently overweight or obese, there’s something that you’re just going to have to do before you’re ever going to truly keep the weight off—you are going to have to admit that you have an addiction.
With tomorrow being the official start of this year's Slim Down Challenge, I am here to share with you 5 ways to kickstart your weight loss without going in a "diet."