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HABITS OF HEALTH – COMMUNITY TIME 8:30 PM TONIGHT

 

 

 

Join this week’s Habits of Health® Webinar, Your LifeBook— Element 08: How to Fuel Your Body for Optimal Health, on Wednesday, April 21st at 8:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. CT/5:30 p.m. PT, hosted by Independent OPTAVIA® Coach Lisa Castro.
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BE SMART….LIKE YOUR SMARTPHONE~

The recent era of technology has made life easier in countless ways.

While your electronics can sometimes be obstacles in reaching optimal health and wellbeing, you can also leverage the useful tools in your smartphone to help you stay on Plan.

Here are some healthy ways to utilize your smartphone while working towards a health goal(s):

  • Set reminders. Setting reminders during the day is a great way to ensure you incorporate the microHabits of health, like a healthy mind or motion, into your day. Try setting a reminder to take a short walk, practice deep breathing, and get up during the day to stretch and recalibrate
  • Exercise your brain. During your drive to and from work or while going for a walk, try listening to an audiobook, a Habits of Health webinar recording, or a podcast. This new information will not only stimulate your brain, but you’ll learn something new and get the benefits of healthy movement!
  • Track your sleep. Try the Sleep Cycle alarm clock! This app monitors your sleep patterns and gently wakes you up after at least eight hours of sleep, at your designated time in the morning, helping you feel refreshed! You can also track your sleep each night to ensure you reach recommended hours.

Ask me, your Independent OPTAVIA Coach, for more ways you can harness the power of your smartphone to help you achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

**We recommend drinking 64 ounces of plain water each day. Please talk with your healthcare provider prior to changing the amount of water you drink, as it can affect certain health conditions and medications.

ROASTED PORK TENDERLOIN & CABBAGE

 

YIELD: 4 SERVINGS

COMPLETE LEAN & GREEN MEAL: 1 LEANER, 1 HEALTHY FAT, 3 GREEN, 3 CONDIMENTS

TOTAL TIME: 30 MINUTES

Ingredients

1¾ lb. pork tenderloin

¼ tsp each: salt & pepper

2 tbsp wholegrain mustard

6 cups shredded cabbage

¼ cup cider vinegar

½ tbsp caraway seeds

4 tsp canola oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400⁰F.
  2. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and lightly coat it with cooking spray.
  3. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
  4. Spread mustard evenly over top of the pork.
  5. Place the pork on one side of the sheet pan.
  6. Toss together the cabbage, vinegar, caraway, and oil. Transfer to a sheet pan in a separate section from pork.
  7. Place the sheet pan in oven and cook until pork reaches an internal temperature of 145⁰F, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to rest.
  8. For one serving, plate 6 ounces cooked pork with 1½ cups cabbage. Drizzle any remaining juice from pan over the pork.
Nutrition Facts:  Per Serving: 290 calories, 10g fat, 6g carbohydrate, 43g protein

 

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ONE CHALLENGE TO SUCCESS IS CONSISTENCY…ESPECIALLY WITH OUR HEALTH GOALS

Achieving your health and wellness goals isn’t about making big, drastic lifestyle changes. It’s about practicing small, healthy habits and integrating them into your daily life consistently over time.

Here are ways you can create healthy habits that stick with you while you continue your transformation journey:

  • Start small. Start with something attainable by breaking down your habits. For example, instead of taking the stairs in your office every day of the week, start at once or twice a week, and then add more days as you develop endurance.
  • Be mindful. Being aware of why you make certain choices will provide you with a sound mindset, so you are able to continue implementing new changes.
  • Be patient. Change does not happen overnight; in fact, it can take several months of consistent behavior to create a habit that becomes second nature. If you find yourself breaking your new habit from time to time, be patient with yourself! Remember, it’s the overall journey to achieving optimal health and wellbeing that counts!
  • Use me, your Coach. I am here to offer you encouragement and keep you accountable. Please partner with me – I want to help you create these consistent behaviors to help you reach your health goals.

Remember, I’m always here to provide more insight and support on your health journey.

MASTERING MINDFULNESS

 

Being mindful is an essential part of your journey to optimal health and wellbeing. Mindfulness is about more than simply thinking positively and being in a proper headspace. Incorporating mindful behaviors into your daily routine will help you make choices that lead you to success on your journey to lifelong transformation.

To elevate your health and wellness experiences, try practicing some of these mindful habits:

  • Journal. Each day, reflect on a moment when you felt a craving and how you handled it, or try writing about an accomplishment. Remember, you don’t have to write the next best-seller; one sentence is all it takes! Incorporating this habit into your daily routine will provide you with a valuable record of your thoughts and feelings during your journey. Your LifeBook is a great place to start journaling!
  • Plan ahead. Spending some time thinking of situations that are challenging for you is an important form of mindfulness. After doing this exercise, plan your replies to these instances ahead of time, so that you are ready when they pop up.
  • Meditate. Spend a couple of minutes to stop and be conscious of your breathing. Doing this will help clear your mind, so that you can think more soundly.
  • Think as you eat. Try to practice mindfulness as you eat your Fuelings, taking at least 15 minutes to slowly and thoughtfully consume your meal. To help slow down your eating, try cutting bars into small pieces and eating one bite at a time. As you’re enjoying your food, be sure to reflect on the changes you’re experiencing and how they make you feel.
  • Talk to me, your Coach. I am here to offer you support on your journey to optimal health. Remember that I have been in your shoes, so I can help steer you to success!

Ask me, your Independent OPTAVIA Coach, for more ways to practice mindful behaviors on your journey to Lifelong Transformation, One Healthy Habit at a Time.

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