- Think about 3 good things that happened in the last 24 hours. The smell of coffee brewing ALWAYS hits my list!
- Write each one down with as much detail as possible. Who said what and where. This helps to anchor the memory in your mind.
- Note how you felt during the event and afterwards as you remember it.
- Myth – “Some foods can boost your metabolism”. Fact – “There’s no evidence that any food or drink can raise your metabolism in the long run. Green tea and hot peppers are often touted as such, but you’d have to eat such large quantities to get a tiny momentary metabolism boost. (Eating breakfast doesn’t boost your metabolism either..sorry folks).
- Myth – You shouldn’t eat after 8pm. Fact – “Your body is working 24/7 even while you’re sleeping.” If your following a weight loss plan (Weight Watchers or any other) and meeting your fitness goals then it really doesn’t matter when you eat. “The only caveat of that is that sometimes it’s best to not go long stretches without eating simply because you may overeat when you finally do have something.
- Myth – “Eat certain foods to flatten your belly”. Fact – “another IF ONLY myth. There’s no scientific evidence that any food by itself can flatten your belly. Sticking to your calorie and fitness goals will help you lose weight all over.”
- Myth – “You should cut out carbs”. Fact – ” cutting an entire food category can deprive you of foods you like and important nutrients you need. In the long run this restriction can cause you to overcompensate and possibly overdo it. A better plan is to eat a variety of foods you enjoy-for life-not just while trying to lose weight. Include your favorites so it feels like a lifestyle rather than a diet.
- Myth – Losing weight will wreck my metabolism. Fact – a safe rate of weight loss can help your body adjust to and help sustain weight loss over time. Losing large amounts of weight quickly may trigger your body’s preservation mode which CAN affect your metabolism. It’s true that you need fewer calories as you lose, your metabolism is now supporting a smaller body.
Source – Weight Watchers Weekly August 13-19 2017
My goal is to be more present for my kids. Spend more time outdoors with them. Engaging with them. It’s my priority during our family vacation to Maine this summer! I’ll report back with my progress and with pictures to prove it! What do you do to motivate yourself to move?