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My Year Of Healthy week 1

Welcome and Thank You for coming!

Doing this blog has been on my bucket list for awhile. Originally I was going to call it "My Year On a Diet" but Healthy is about so much more than just the food you are eating. Healthy is a lifestyle.

This is a wellness journey to discover what works best for me. What behaviors and foods help me to have more energy during the day, sleep better at night, improve my ability to focus and help manage and alleviate stress.

This January I am focusing on implementing Healthy Habits!

Instead of making my typical New Year's Resolution about a specific amount of weight to lose, I am setting the intention to make January all about becoming consistent with weekly routines and daily habits that all contribute to my health and wellness.

At the core of the program from Precision Nutrition, which I completed to become a Certified Nutrition Coach, was the idea that easy doable habits can add up to make a big difference.

Some examples:

Eating Slower

Chewing More

Paying attention to satiety

Drinking More Water

This week's healthy habits I am focusing on:

Following a consistent exercise routine*

Intermittent Fasting for at least 12-14 hours daily

*I plan to do strength training exercises at least 3 days a week and cardio at least 4 days a week.

I am keeping my goals easy and simple.

I will try not to do less and hope to often do more.

According to James Clear, author of Atomic Habits

"Your life today is essentially the sum of your habits.

How in shape or out of shape you are? A result of your habits.

How happy or unhappy you are? A result of your habits.

How successful or unsuccessful you are? A result of your habits.

What you repeatedly do (i.e. what you spend time thinking about and doing each day) ultimately forms the person you are, the things you believe, and the personality that you portray."

I have found success and feel best when I do intermittent fasting daily.

I keep my routine simple with a daily goal of always going at least 12-14 hours. (includes sleep time)

I often go much longer as well.

Here are some books I recommend If you want to read more about Fasting:

Fast Like A Girl by Dr Mindy Pelz

Delay Don't Deny by Gin Stephens

The Obesity Code by Dr Jason Fung

*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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