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Change is Crucial and A Recipe!

If something is important enough to change, why not change it immediately, instead of waiting for some arbitrary or convenient date? So many of us wait until that point in time when we have let things go too far - we let our nutrition get away from us, drink too much alcohol, consume sweets, consume junk food. So when does that “Fresh” start need to occur? And how do we come up with a plan, a real plan, rather than a resolution?

When you really “want” an outcome versus “ I should do this”, then you might start to see a specific path to success. If you wake up each day and your attitude says, “I cannot control my eating habits”, that very attitude will be the undoing of your next path which will dictate your behavior. Setting up with a bad attitude leads to behaviors that will lead you to the ultimate downfall - poor eating habits, lack of planning meals, snacking on junk, poor sleep.

What if you woke up daily with a positive attitude? “Today, my nutrition will be spot on - it may not be perfect but I will be conscious of each and everything that I put into my body.” This very attitude will lead to positive behaviors having set your mind up for success rather than failure.

-Set Goals - More sleep, new weekly recipe, better recovery, more outdoor time, more personal time for reflection/meditation and more physical movement

-Don’t Take On Too Much - You cannot do it all; small items at a time will lead to better success; keep your daily list short and manageable

-Require Accountability - Find your Nutrition Coach and come up with a plan...See Coach Carol and learn more about Precision Nutrition

-Have A Plan - Each day cannot just be a random stab at success; require yourself to write down your plan for success; there is no better way than journaling so that you can go back and review your progress and success; knowing your sticking points is so valuable! Once you identify those sticking points, you will see patterns and start to make change.


Give this a recipe a try! New recipes are one path to change!

Chicken Pesto Meatballs In Marinara Sauce: (From Mel Joulwan...find the recipe here!)

1/2 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
1/4 cup walnuts
1 clove garlic, smashed and peeled
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
dash crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound ground chicken
2 tablespoons warm water
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
10 large fresh basil leaves, slivered