Start this year with more instead of less
At the start of every year it is tradition to reflect on what has happened in the last year and make goals for the next.
Lets be honest.... usually one of these goals has something to do with food!
We all have habits, guilty pleasures, even occasional splurges that we feel we should do without.... But what if this year we focused on giving ourselves more instead of less!
Here is how I usually hear people starting the new year: In Year ____ I'm going to eat less french fries, chocolate, peanut butter, pasta, (insert your favorite guilty pleasure) and so on and so forth.
This is what I call a restrictive plan.... which to me means- A plan that will eventually read as a punishment to my brains pleasure center. which means- I will begin to think I am torturing myself. which means- I will want to be set free and rebel from the horrible dictator.... oh wait thats me... now I feel guilty for not obeying the wonderful ruler.... but to be honest maybe the dictator has gone a little crazy... so just one bit wont be bad.... well there goes a whole box of Oreos.....
So, let 2015 be the year where you give yourself more instead of less!
Here is how:
Instead of training your brain to feel like it can't have something, let it have more of something good:
Example: In 2015 I will eat more naturally sweet foods, this way I can please my sweet tooth ( I think I have like 24 of those) while providing my body with beneficial nutrients. So not only will my mind be happy but my tummy on the inside and out!
This is a way that we can create new neural pathways in our brain, that will change the way we think without us having to think about it! Kinda crazy and cool at the same time right. (if you have questions about this contact me and we can talk more about it)
By giving yourself something to start off the year you will be more excited to start it as opposed to dreading the day when you STOP doing something that, lets be honest, your brain thinks is a reward....
You have to train your brain to shrink your belly!
In 2015 I will give my body what it needs!