3. Getting healthy fats in your diet
Now, I am going to introduce #4: Emotional Health
I discovered about 5 years ago that I was holding a lot of emotions that translated into 'clutter' in my body. As I worked through my emotions, I began to lose weight. I know this may sound silly to some, but I lost the my last 20 pounds without changing anything more in my diet or without amping up my exercise. Keep in mind, I still was doing those things - just not really increasing.
Beyond that point, I can honestly say that I don't care how exactly that happened - there are million theories. What I do care about is keeping myself emotionally healthy. Here are a few ways that work for me:
1. Talking about my feelings and not 'stuffing' them in the pit of my stomach. My husband has been great to talk to when something is upsetting me. It could help that he working on his PhD in Clinical Psychology.
2. Take some 'me' time. That is pretty rare right now with two babies, but when I get it - I cherish it. I love to spend some time with a friend or go to Zumba (a new favorite).
3. Take responsibility for my emotions. I can't expect people to know how I am feeling if I don't tell them. If I don't want to do something, I say 'no'. It's empowering!
I am sure there are more too.
I am doing the first of a few giveaways by Peter Walsh. He personally mailed these to me - I am a big fan and met him when I was sharing a weekly health tip on an internet radio show. You may recognize him from TLC's Clean Sweep or The Oprah Winfrey Show. I am giving away this book on CD (much easier to listen to this when you're on the go anyway!).
Just leave a comment about how you stay emotionally healthy and I'll choose a winner next Friday, October 22nd at noon.