Food mantras..create some to stay on track
Whether you realize it or not, you have mantras–phrases that replay over and over again through your mind. This is also called ruminating or in the south we call it stewing and that’s typically related to getting more angry about something or for some holding it in. Mantras can be positive or negative, and they all have a huge impact on your behavior. The fact is, your thoughts become reality. Did you know that the average person is said to have 60,000 thoughts per day?
Today we’re specifically referring to food mantras and tips to help you create helpful mantras about your food that can help you make the right choices throughout your day.
There IS something you can do to not succumb to temptation when life gets stressful. I know it’s hard to stick to a nutrition plan when schedules get crazy, the kids won’t stop arguing, and then the car battery dies. Deciding ahead of time how you’re going to stay on track when those stressful times hit is crucial.
Think ahead to all barriers that may lie ahead:
- Got a busy day ahead? Make a plan ahead of time.
- Keep healthy snacks in your car or purse.
- If you do have to stop and get food, go to a grocery store instead of a drive-thru. Get a piece of fruit or a healthier option. (If you need help figuring out which snacks we consider healthier, grab our PDF of 36 Healthier Quick Snacks here.)
Don’t get blindsided. Use the tips in the video to help you stay on track NO MATTER WHAT.
Having food mantras will also help combat the Compensation Effect that I talked about in the last post.
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