2014 40 Healthy Habits

  • Four Daughters Kitchen - Four Daughters Kitchen 3505 Highland Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266   Work trips don’t have to include a hotel breakfast especially if it’s the $12 buffet option. On my last trip to Los Angeles, I decided to venture out to Manhattan Beach for some beach side breakfast.  I was deciding between 3 spots and this …
  • Spiced Pumpkin Muffins - Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  The weather is crisp and cool, the leaves start to fall, and best of all it’s pumpkin season! Pumpkin is a hearty squash that boasts many vital nutrients to keep your eyes, heart and immune system healthy, loaded with beta carotene, vitamin C and potassium to …
  • The Breakfast Habit - The Breakfast Habit  Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  How many times have you heard that before?  But how many of us actually take time to eat breakfast? Research shows that over 60% of people skip breakfast at least 3 times a week or more. Study after study shows that breakfast is …
  • Signature Meals Part II - Signature Meals Part II-Take out After work as you’re driving home, you realize you’re  starving…  What should you eat for dinner, pizza, a burrito, Chinese food?   I’m guessing a freshly prepared salad with homemade dressing and crunchy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes and thinly sliced carrots is not at the top of that list.  That is why …
  • Create Signature Meals - Part 1- recipes you make at home Signature meals are: Nutritious and delicious Family favorites Meals that can be made or prepped ahead of time Made without the use of a recipe because you’ve made them so many times you don’t need one anymore Made with ingredients that you have on hand often Now here …
  • Congratulate yourself EVERY day! - I like to think in health in terms of the positive.  Feeling good about the things you are doing right can have a positive impact on your mood and health immediately. Each morning pick something you would like to accomplish to boost your wellbeing.  It can be something you already have scheduled like a yoga …
  • Creating a Food Journal - This weeks habit is one that I’ve done on and off.  I have two good reasons for journaling and both are totally different. First, I’ll start with journaling your food intake so you can keep better track of what and WHY you are eating.  This is a good exercise for a few weeks to find …
  • The Hunger Scale - The Hunger Scale The next lifestyle change I plan to make is to look at my hunger each time I eat.  Often times we start to eat on auto pilot and forget to actually check in with if we are hungry and how hungry we actually are! With my clients I often use the hunger …
  • Drink Just a Little More Water - Hydration is so important to good health.  Did you know that over 70% of your body is made up of water?  Being properly hydrated can  not only aid in weight loss but also boost physical and mental performance.  So why do so many of us seem to be falling short of our water needs and …
  • Walk 10,000 Steps a Day - The second habit I am starting is about movement.  I will walk 10,000 steps on average per day,  I actually have to admit this habit I did start the week after Christmas.  I dusted off my Fitbit and started wearing it again.  The Fitbit is similar to a pedometer in that it tracks how many …