Here's to new habits

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

As I've mentioned I'm reading "Changing Habits, Changing Lives" by Cyndi O'Meara. I'm finding alot of the information really interesting and am trying to put some of it into practice. The general gist is that you read and put a chapter a week into action to create a habit. I'm a little impatient and there 47 Chapters so I'm going to look at doing 2 - 3 a week.

So the first 3 chapters are

  1. The best way to start your day
  2. Keep Cuppas to a minimum
  3. Doing the Chewing
Chapter 1 is about getting into a good breakfast routine. I've always been a breakfast girl what I've noticed over the years is even if I'm feeling a little ill I have to eat breakfast otherwise I feel even worse from not eatting but this is a rather large change for me. The book recommends to not eat any wheat in the morning. There goes my hi-bran weetbix and toast!

Well its not that bad after all. For the last couple of weeks I've been having a protein shake. Sure its high in calories but I haven't been hungry until lunch time and I'm not getting as hungry in the afternoon and the sugar cravings have decreased.

Chapter 2 is about limiting tea and coffee - mainly the instant stuff. "Real" coffee can be a great stimulant when used properly. I've also been starting to drink loose leaf green tea and I'm not missing the caffinated soft drinks either.

Chapter 3 is about slowing down when we eat. Sounds easy right? I'm actually finding this the hardest out of all the these chapters as I've trying to eat around my two girls fussing, crying, wanting attention etc. I'll just have to keep reminding myself to chew, chew, chew and saviour that meal.


I've been slack

Monday, October 18, 2010

Life got the better of me and I've gotten really slack with this blog. I've recently become the proud owner of a Thermomix. What is this you may ask? Its a fantastic kitchen appliance that can do that many things that its got to be seen to be believed.

This lovely machine has gotten me back into the kitchen making things from fresh ingredients from scratch and I love it. I've also started reading "Changing Habits, Changing Lives" by Cyndi O'meara and over then next few weeks and months I'm going to be trying to put some of her ideas into action. If I'm good I'll keep you posted on them!


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