What is that crazy woman saying? That we can’t change? Of course not!
First, thank you to everyone who came to my Friendship Circle fundraiser last night about the 3 Steps to Feeding your Family Well – Simply and Sanely – in 2017! I still have over $600 to raise. If anyone would like to help me out with that, here is the link. Thank you! If you weren’t able to make it and are just dying to know the three steps, here you go:
- Change your mindset/perspective about what is healthful food and what is not
(See books/bring me in to talk to you and your peeps!)
- Make a plan
(See notes about healthy habits below – and the plan in my books)
- Have fun!
(Attend or Ask me about hosting one of my fruit funshops for this info!)
So what do I mean by “Think again”? What I’m saying is that when you’re looking to make changes, such as the typical new year’s resolutions to eat better and exercise more, don’t try to make changes despite your current habits. Make them in conjunction with your current habits.
For instance, if you grab fast food (or pack a bag of dry, processed foods) in the car on days when you are schlepping your kids around for 3 hours after school, you know that’s a day you need to plan ahead and bring something healthful in the car. If you won’t have time to make it after work and before activities, do it the night before. When I go to an early yoga class, I know I won’t have time to make my green smoothie or oatmeal before carpool. So I make it the night before and just grab and go in the morning. For overnight oats ideas, see my recipes/article on
When I go to an early yoga class, I know I won’t have time to make my green smoothie or oatmeal before carpool. So I make it the night before and just grab and go in the morning. For overnight oats ideas, see my recipes/article on Joy of Kosher. By the way, I have made overnight oats with steel cut oats and it totally works. However, the texture is more like Grape Nuts cereal than oatmeal.
Tasha’s Tip: If you like your oatmeal sweet, skip the sugar and add a mashed banana and cinnamon instead.
If you don’t like to eat salad, don’t try to choke it down (although our taste buds can change very quickly), get your greens in a smoothie where you won’t taste them. If you get the mid-morning munchies every day, save your oatmeal for then. Just pack it up and bring it to work. Also, drink more water, less coffee, and make sure you’re not just bored. 🙂 Water with lemon juice and/or a touch of apple cider vinegar is a very cleansing way to start off the day and will definitely take away some the urge to snack if you drink it during the day.
Remember, work with your natural inclinations and habits, not against them.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2017!