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Healthy Inspiration- Choose Your Hard week 16

Choose Your Hard is a sentiment promoted by some health and wellness professionals to inspire people to add in healthy habits and foods.

Planning and actually going to workout or making healthy meals can be hard.

But...So is having low energy, poor sleep and being overweight.

Adding in healthy habits and foods can be hard.

But... so is living with a future illness or disease that may result from a life filled with processed foods and an unhealthy lifestyle.

Choose Your Hard.

Choices can be overwhelming or empowering.

Keep things simple and you are more likely to accomplish your goals.

When my kids were young I was given great advice as a means to get them to do what I needed them to do.

Provide them with two choices and make sure both choices are acceptable to you.

This gives the child a feeling of autonomy and moves them in the right direction based on your goals.

What does this look like...

Instead of saying "bed time lets head upstairs" which may warrant objections.

Provide choices, "When we get upstairs do you want to read a book or get in the bath?"

Both options are a part of bedtime routine and both choices get your goal accomplished.

Now let's apply this to You and Your health and wellness.

Try giving yourself two choices and then only picking one to implement this week.

Are you adding in a healthy food or a habit?

Pick two potential options for this week that you think are doable and then narrow it down to one and try implementing that goal daily into your life.

Some ideas if you need them:

Walking for 20-30 minutes

Starting each Day with Lemon Water

Eating lean protein and fiber at each meal

Drinking at least 8 glasses of water

Having 3-5 servings of non starchy vegetables

Choose your hard is actually very easy.

And this week just choose one!

According to Doctor James DiNicolantonio, author of The Obesity Fix and other best sellers, " Getting surgery & put on 10 meds is not a "fix" for chronic disease. Eliminate refined carbs, sugar and oils. Lift weights & get outside. Eat protein. Don't fear salt. Hydrate. Sleep 8 hours. Thrive! You are your best healthcare."

As always, Fill Up On Healthy and have less room for the other stuff!

Regards and thank you for reading,

Paula Gladstone

*DISCLAIMER: While Paula Gladstone is a certified Health Coach from Precision Nutrition, this website does not provide medical or nutritional advice. The blog and related articles have been developed for informational purposes only. The content on this website and blog does not substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician, nutritionist, dietitian or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding certain dietary needs or restrictions before proceeding with a new diet or health care regimen.

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