The Struggle to Eat Right!

Hey ya’ll and happy Monday to all of you! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are rolling right into Monday with positive vibes only!

I have a confession to make. My eating has been all over the place. I have been mostly eating at home, but my meals have been so random! I will eat crackers and cereal, or a turkey burger and then a slice of cake. It is so weird. Ever since I have started working from home, my meals have gotten off track. Has this ever happen to you? I feel like I am just grabbing food out of left field. Although it ranges from healthy to unhealthy, I have to get back on track. The struggle is real ya’ll!

When I was at work, my meals were much more focused. I could go downstairs and pick up a salad from the salad bar, or just have the cafe make me a sandwich. Now it seems like I am a little lost. I have food in my house. It just feels like I can never settle on anything consistant. I know I can’t continue on this way because quite frankly my stomach is doing flips, so it is time for a change! Now!

I would love to hear from you guys on what you do, but in the mean time here is my plan. I was reading an article about making a “To Do” list, and yes, it is important, but then it was mentioned to make a “Not To Do” list. This morning I wrote down a goal specific to my eating habits.

“Do not eat a bunch of bad food, eat a healthy lunch.”

That was it! I left it there, and it is staring at me in the face reminding me of what to do. It is important to know that I only made that one nutrition goal for today. I am realistic with myself, and I figured that would be a good place to start. Hey we are all a work in progress! At least I am trying to make some progression right? I hope this helps someone today!

Be well you guys!

-Dominique Michele

Live. Love. Well & Fit.

P.S.

Another thing to add to your “Not To Do” list… Don’t forget to join me this Thursday night at 7PM PST for another edition of POWERCLASS on Instagram Live. Follow me @wellandfitcoaching to join the fun!

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Published by mrsdthomas18

Wellness Coach, Wife, and Mommy. Owner of Well & Fit Coaching: Wellness coaching for a healthier life. Bachelor of Science Kinesiology: Health and Fitness Promotion. I've been living an active lifestyle since the age of 4. Having been a track and field athlete for most of my life, it was only right that I study kinesiology in college. I have held positions as a personal trainer (private and gym), bootcamp instructor, and track and field coach. Now as a Health Educator for Riverside County I want to use this gift God has given me of health and fitness to inspire the world! Live. Love. Well & Fit.

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  1. Hi Dominique!
    I can definitely relate. It is crazy how much working from home can shift your habits. My partner and I also work from home and when I started I put on a ton of weight. I also agree that having to be somewhere for several hours a day created structure that was helpful with meal planning.
    These are a few things that I have tried that have helped in the past.
    1. Keeping a written food journal with the times that I eat. This felt like extra work, but it kept me accountable. I made an agreement with myself to write everything down even the foods and snacks I was less than proud of.
    2. Logging in to myfitnesspal.
    3. Drinking more water and adding lemon/ fruit to the water. Staying hydrated helped me stay full.
    4. Intermittent Fasting. I had a feeding window from 12-8 then fasted the rest of the time. This can be tricky if you have a family to feed, but the structure helped me.
    5. 80/20: Eat healthy 80% then eat what you want 20%

    I notice that I get more prone to snacking and cravings out of boredom too so I try to ask myself if I am really hungry.

    I hope this helps!

    ❤ Alana

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