We all have days when we need fast food. We live a fast life. We need to grab something on the go.
I like to write in the snack bar of one of our grocery stores. I love to watch the people and I am so much more productive.
I watch the people and I am interested in their food choices. Deep fried chicken, wedge fries and a side of potato salad.
I overhear complaints about sore knees, diabetes and doctor’s appointments.
It seems people don’t get the connection with what they eat and their health.
Better food equals better health!
Let’s find the good stuff!
What are the best choices?
A non-cream soup with crackers
A salad with chicken or cheese and a lower fat dressing
A piece of pizza, not meat lovers
A 6 inch turkey/chicken sub, extra veggies, hold the mayo
A small bowl of chili with crackers
A small chicken wrap, hold the mayo
The best beverage choice is always water!
Wow! Good pictures make you want to eat healthy food!
What we feed our body matters.
We make the best choices even when we’re short on time.
Check out these links for some more great fast food choices.
Best choices for fast food
hungry and on the go
TODAY’S little STEP: Make smart choices when choosing fast food. You will fuel your body well to handle the busyness of life!
Seems like we are always searching for the secret to weight loss and health. We’ve spent years believing the lie that a new diet or program will solve all our troubles!
We’ve also spent years being disappointed and disillusioned.
Here’s the truth. We fail with diets and programs because we set unrealistic goals.
We try to change too many things at once.
The secret, I think, is little changes.
We need to start with one little change that we can really do.
A change that will soon become a habit. I call it a little step.
Little steps don’t take a lot of will power or determination.
“Make it so easy you can’t say no.”
When we have success with one little step it encourages us!
We can build on the success!
We create new habits that last.
Each week I am going to give you a little step to take. That’s all.
The perfectionist can handle one little step.
Each week the little step will be for either the body, mind or spirit.
This week’s step is for the body.
TODAY’S little STEP: Drink one more glass of water, per day, than you usually do!
Check out these previous posts if you would like some more ideas of the importance of water and how to drink more.
Why we need to drink water! WHAT IF YOU HATE WATER? 15 TIPS AND TRICKS TO HELP. Why do we fail? Scientific strategies for success!
If this has been helpful please share it with your friends, especially the perfectionists!
Does perfectionism stop you from starting?
I think perfectionism sabotages us all the time!
Can’t clean the entire basement? We don’t start.
Can’t organize all the closets? We don’t start.
Can’t exercise for ½ an hour? We don’t start.
Can’t commit to a healthy eating program? We don’t start.
I’ve learned that a really structured program stops the perfectionist from starting.
A structured program also sets us up to be discouraged when we can’t do all the steps.
A structured program also sets us up to feel like we failed again.
I sure don’t want any of those things for you or me!
I’m revamping my blog and my focus.
Instead of a structured program with climbing Camps and required steps for completion, I invite you to walk with me.
Come walk with me-littlestepstohealth.ca
Just walk with me on the path up the Mountain of Health and Well-being.
Each week I will encourage you to take one healthy step.
That’s all. Just one little step.
As part of our journey we will embrace ‘imperfect progress’.
Imperfect progress is a mix of good days, when most choices are healthy, and bad days when there are more unhealthy choices. That’s what real life is like!
Now say these statements with me!
We don’t let the bad days be an excuse to quit, because everybody has bad days.
We won’t beat ourselves up for a bad choice with nasty self-talk.
We will take the next step of imperfect progress and make the next choice a good one.
Imperfect progress is still progress!
Remember our core verse, “And let us not get tired of doing what is right, for after a while we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t get discouraged and give up”. Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation
TODAY’S little STEP: Let go of perfectionism! Embrace imperfect progress and take one little step to be healthy!
Check out these posts for healthy little steps. 15 TIPS AND TRICKS FOR WATER HATERS
Don’t let a number define you! Your mother was wrong! Snacking is good for you!
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We have been rewarding ourselves with food for way too long! For most of our lives food has been part of all our celebrations. It’s cheap, easy and delicious.
But that’s gonna change today!
We’ve used food rewards for such a long time that we can only think of a few rewards that aren’t related to food.
Here are 21 reward ideas that I have come up with, and a few that I found on Pinterest.
Be intentional about setting the time and money aside to reward yourself.
You did some hard good work! You deserve a reward!
Print this out and put it on the fridge!
TODAY’S little STEP: Pick something from this list and then make a specific plan for when, where and how you will reward yourself!
TODAY’S little STEP: Enjoy family and friends this Canadian Thanksgiving Day! Let’s continue to thank our Great God for all the blessings He has given to us!