Some words we speak elicit a thought, a feeling and a reaction that can leave us discouraged and feeling bad about ourselves. Below are my top five words to ban in 2019 as they serve no purpose in lifting our spirits, motivation and self-worth.
Should/Shouldn’t. I don’t know about you but when I hear, “I should or shouldn’t eat that” or “I should know better”, I cringe. Should and shouldn’t are powerful words often used to indicate obligation or correctness that often conveys criticism. When you hear yourself say, “I should/shouldn’t,” can you stop and ask yourself how this word makes you feel? Challenge how much this word helps or hurts your cause?
Bad. Although 2018 might be known as the year of clean and pure eating, you are not bad for choosing to eat something that is...
Allowing yourself some freedom with your diet can be very helpful for your mind and your body. However, overdoing it can set you back.
To be completely honest, I don't like the term "cheat meal." Cheating automatically implies that you're doing something wrong and you should feel guilty about it. When in fact, you're actually not cheating on your diet; you're merely allowing yourself some freedom, which makes your nutrition regimen more sustainable and sometimes your body actually needs it. Some people like to call cheat meals free meals, treat meals, splurges, maintenance meals, etc. Whatever you call it, make it so that you don't feel guilty about what you're doing and can still follow these guidelines:
If you're dragging in the gym, your body may have completely exhausted your g...