Superior Self with KJ Landis /  Stop Cheating!
July 19

Superior Self with KJ Landis / Stop Cheating!

As a fitness and nutrition educator I focus on the 80/20 rule. Eat clean and green 80 percent of the time, and enjoy treats without the guilt 20 percent of the time. When we do not label treats as cheats we change the language. This allows us to thoroughly enjoy the summer season without the negative self deprecating thoughts accompanying the treats. Try this the next time you decide consciously to have a piece of pecan pie or chocolate truffle. Truly enjoy the backyard BBQ parties.

Know that you also have choices in how the treats are made. Bringing healthy alternative to a party are a great option for enjoying the season without guilt.If you are on a specific protocol for eating, you can make the recipe. An example for a Paleo style template, make a grain free and sugar free pie or truffle. For a pasta with cheese dish when on an auto immune protocol, create a spaghetti squash variety without tomato sauce and use a cheese alternative like nutritional yeast flakes. If sensitive to gluten and at a pizza party, offer to make a cauliflower crust pizza.

I always encourage my clients to continue their water consumption and workout program no matter where they are in the vacation season. And know that with mindfulness and good sleep, they can recover within a few weeks. A good attitude is key in recovery after a good treat. You can work towards healthy living for as long as you live! Look at the bigger picture. You are not a cheater. You are enjoying food that is a treat now and then. Stop thinking of food as good or bad. It is just food.

I hope this helps. 
KJ Landis 
-Author and Creator of Happy Healthy You! Available now wherever books are sold.  
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