The 6 Habits
Mind Body Synergy
Habit 1 – Protein and Veg Meal
Replace your largest meal of the day with a lean protein and vegetable side dish. You can even have a glass of red wine with this one! Options include Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad, Grilled Steak with Vegetable Kabobs, Chicken and Broccoli Stir-fry…
Habit 2 – Add Carbs
Add starches to your other main meal of the day! Eat as you normally would but for seconds, it’s veggies only. You could have Tofu Wrap, Guinness-Marinated Bison Steak Sandwiches, Egg Salad Sandwiches with Watercress…
Habit 3 – Fruit or Veg Meal
Many people skip one meal a day. And they are not wrong! It is very hard to lose weight when you having three large meals a day plus snacks! So skip one meal a day or if you want, replace just one meal a day with a lighter one with a fruit or vegetable meal.
Habit 4 – Exercise
Studies show that exercise improves weight loss statistics and reduces body fat, not just weight. Exercise prevents disease and reduces stress levels. Simply start with 10 minutes of cardio, just 3 times per week. You will also add strengthening exercises when you are ready.
Habit 5 – Smart Snacking
This week is all about snacks between meals, replacing your usual snacks with healthy substitutes that will quench your thirst and satisfy your cravings.
Habit 6 – Mindfulness
‘Mindfulness’ refers to a psychological quality that involves bringing one’s complete attention to the present experience, on a moment-to-moment basis. Research has mindfulness to be effective, particularly for reducing anxiety, depression, and stress.
When you are ready, you can have any snack within certain guidelines between meals. It is important to wait until your habits are firmly in place before having ‘Smart Exceptions’ because you want to ensure that your inner controls have been reinstated.