Why Crockpot? If you know me at all you know I am a crazy planner and prepper. Which is really intimidating sometimes. But as I wrote in this blog it is not because I am organized it is because I am LAZY! http://livingnaturallyessentially.com/super-organized-kitchen-for-weight-loss-and-maintenance/. While I use my crockpots all year round. Fall and Winter even more. Easy planning ahead. Cook for the whole week or even the month. Using your crockpot means you can put
What if I told you you could make a menu for the whole month and shop only once a week and save money? Would you tell me all the reasons you can’t do this. Does this intrigue you and willing to read the whole blog? Are you thinking no way I can’t plan that far ahead? Stick with me on this one and rather than nay nay the idea open up to it. I can make your life so easy. Meal Planning made easy starts here. First, I want you to know that the number one thing I hear is “I wou
Motivation is what gets us to accomplish things. Have you ever had one of those days where you do NOT want to do anything???? Of course you have….who hasn’t? It is when those days turn into weeks that we need to figure out why we are not motivated! In my job I want and need to keep people motivated every day. With my business I have to stay motivated. So how do we stay motivated? We have to want it enough 1st off. No matter what you need to accomplish you have to know
Do you have a long list of things you need to get done Sometimes we start our day with a list and we don’t accomplish any of them because we are so overwhelmed with the sheer amount of things on that list. We start them all and finish none of them. I find myself starting one thing in one room going to finish something in another room and go back later only to find that I have completely forgotten I was even doing that other chore. When my kids were small I could do 20 t
This time of year brings on the need for comfort food and warmth. Some of the things we like that are not overly calorie laden. I love Chili and stews. We love to make double or even triple batches so we have them in the freezer for those cold winter nights. Foget to take something out or need something quick. With Chili we can use them for so many things, burgers, chili mac, hot dogs, my favorite baked potatoes. Left overs for lunch. Basic Chili this is one batch and s
Are you setting the goals the right way? We are constantly being bombarded with goal setting challenges. But we just say I want to do this and set a date for when it need to be done. January is the month we set yearly goals and put them off until the end of the year. Sometimes our goals depend on an event that is coming up: reunion, vacation, doctors appointment. Then we reach that goal and we go to the event. DONE and we go back to our old ways. Until the next event.
Ever wish you were more organized? Being in the weight loss industry for more than 19 years I have learned a few tricks to make it easier to do what I need to do to stay healthy. When I tell people some of this things I do I get the “are you nuts look”, “no way I don’t have that much time look” and my all time favorite “what if I am not in the mood for that look” (I’ll explain that in a minute). When I ask people why they don’t think they are losing weight the way they would
*Making a Healthy Lifestyle change is easy if you are organized and have the right tools. I know when my fruit basket gets down to that last apple I feel a sense of panic. Having a well stocked kitchen is the most important part of a healthy lifestyle. We will eat what we have available and what we have prepped. Having a pantry full of chips and cookies easily accessible and ready to eat will not lead to healthy choices. Monday we talked about cleaning out the kitchen getting