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When you’re “bad” because you plan to be “good”

  RELATABLE STORY AHEAD  Let’s say you decide it’s time to finally (re)start a healthy lifestyle, so you pick a date to begin. You’ve got it all planned out: You’ll work out, eat better, drink more water, go to bed early, and do all the things. And before the big day gets here, you make sure you eat ALL your favorite foods … Because you’re not going to be “allowed” to eat them once your new routine kicks in. And you DO eat them. Because… yum. #facepalm There’s a name for that:  Last Supper-ing. And there are TWO BIG REASONS it gets in the way of your results! FIRST, just on a practical basis, loading up on all your favorites can lead to weight gain, pushing you even farther from your goals — before you even get a chance to work on them. But SECOND (and even more importantly), this kind of thinking helps cement an all-or-nothing attitude towards food. That’s when you label some foods as “good” and others as “bad” — and it can make it almost impossible to stick with your routine because

6 ways you’re making it harder to reach your goals

  This month we are all about making your healthy lifestyle EASIER …And one big way to do that is to get rid of the things that are blocking you from your goals. I’ve got a quick list of 6 things you can stop doing now … so you can start getting results NOW!Ready? Let’s go! 6 Ways You’re Making it Harder to Reach Your Goals 1. Aiming too high, too soon.  This is a recipe for failure and frustration. Goals like shedding 20 pounds in a few weeks… or running a marathon within a couple of months can be daunting and discouraging. Instead, set smaller, realistic targets to fuel your long-term progress. If this is an area you struggle with, a coach can help. 2. Comparing yourself to others.  It's okay to draw inspiration from others but don't let their progress define your worth.Plus, you never know behind-the-scenes of what it REALLY took them to get there. Your journey is unique, so own it and celebrate your progress. 3. Over-restricting your diet.  Eliminating foods (and food gro

5 lifestyle Mistakes to STOP making

 Want an easier way to lose fat? Stop starving yourself, counting calories, or eliminating your favorite food groups.  Those extreme techniques only burn you out and leave you more frustrated than ever.  I bet if I sat on your shoulder and watched your daily routine, I would be able to identify at least 5 areas where you could make simple changes that effortlessly help you lose unwanted pounds.  Because the truth is that real fat loss comes with lasting, healthy lifestyle changes. You’ll get to your goals quicker when you stop making these 5 Lifestyle Mistakes:  Lifestyle Mistake #1: Lack of Sleep.  To put this simply, you need to sleep more. Most adults need an average of eight hours of sleep each night, and I know you aren’t getting that much. When you don’t get adequate amounts of rest, you’re more likely to be hungry, overeat, and gain weight.  How does this work? Something like this.  If you’re tired, you won’t feel like cooking a healthy meal, and you’ll