Quit Taking Your Car To The Shop.

This is exactly what I do as a health and lifestyle coach, because I think everyone can and should understand what it takes to live a life they love in a body they love, too. I could be another mechanic-shop-style coach. I could listen to your chief complaints, let you describe the noise to me and show me the lights that are on that aren’t normally there, and I could say, “Yep, this is what’s going on. Here’s a 6 week workout plan & some general nutrition guidelines. Good luck!” 

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How To Start Tracking Your Food

Either by reading the container of oats or looking in MFP, you should see the serving size (usually 40g.) Next, place a bowl on top of your scale and make sure it reads "0 g" before you begin pouring the oats in the bowl. Measure out the appropriate serving and voila. You can use the barcode scanner to scan your yogurt, and just like that, breakfast is inputted. 

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Why You Should Be Tracking Your Food If You Want To Make Improvements

You can totally eat "healthy" foods without counting or tracking, but will you see the results you want to see? Maybe. And what's actually time consuming, frustrating, obsessive and stressful is staying right where you are any our weight or overall health because you aren't willing to do what it takes on the front end to get to where you want to be.

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LIVING: You Actually Can Judge A Book By Its Cover

Many people will scoff at this, the way they scoffed on Monday’s accusation that who you are at work is who you are at home. But I think if you start to look around at your physical world— how you look, what you choose to wear, the order or disorder of your space, the arrangement and decoration of your home— you won’t be able to help but see the links between who you are inside and who you are outside.

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LIVING: 5 Healthy Meals in 10 Minutes or Less

I get it. Time is limited, but it's not like I sit around grilling vegetables and making homemade turkey burgers every night. No one has any more time than the next person! The difference is only in how we use it. I choose to spend roughly 2 hours per week cooking healthy foods that I genuinely enjoy so that each day at meal time, it takes only microwave minutes to make something awesome. 

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