Lighten up this Spring!


Spring is a time of renewal…

Words that come to mind: 
fresh, light, clear, simplify….salmon? 😉
The world around us blooms and sprouts in beauty – and there’s an innate desire within us to do the same. The heaviness of Winter is still lingering, but when the sun starts shining a little warmer we desire to go into major spring cleaning mode!

Spring cleaning….this could mean our homes, closets, eating habits, relationships, and maybe even a social media detox — who can’t use that every once in awhile!? 

Regardless we are thirsting to feel a little lighter…in more ways than one.  Here are four ideas to help you start feeling “lighter” this Spring season!

1. Simplify. Simplify your meals and you’ll feel like a brand new person. Meal planning, grocery shopping, having to think of what’s for dinner each night… it’s exhausting. Try eating very simply for the next week and see how things shift for you. Eat whole foods, with few ingredients and low prep time. Think mason jar salads or roasted broccoli and a small piece of grilled salmon (see my favorite SIMPLE SALMON recipe below). Simplicity usually means healthy.  
2. When life gives you lemons….add it to your water! It may sound incredibly simple, but that’s what we’re doing here! Simple, beneficial changes that don’t overwhelm. One simple change you can try is to add a squeeze of lemon into your water in the morning (and throughout the day, if you wish). Enjoy the alkalizing, naturally detoxification benefits. Your digestive system will thank you and you’ll enjoy a nice boost of natural energy.
3. Start small. Make a list of what you’d like to declutter in your home. Start small, and make a list of which tasks have priority. Can you not even remember the last time you’ve worn one whole half of your closet? Start there. Start with whatever is the biggest burden on you. The state of your surroundings has a huge impact on your overall wellbeing. 
4. Improvements. What have you been hoping to add to your life to give it more value? Is there a hobby you’ve been meaning to learn? Have you been promising yourself for months that you were finally going to start working out…or reading more? What instantly pops in your head when you read this? Start by adding one thing in the next week that will improve the quality of your life. Perhaps that’s a new, relaxing evening ritual or a commitment to get bi-weekly massages for stress relief. Pick one thing, and go for it! 

Baby steps coupled with consistent, daily action will get you there in no time, without overwhelm. I call my Coaching Programs “Eating with Intention” because placing attention on what you want is where the magic really happens – and adding in consistent action steps is precisely what I do with my private clients.

Do you want to feel “lighter” this Spring? My new GROUP COACHING is open for enrollment NOW.  This option could be for you:

  • If you’re sick of the dieting rollercoaster…
  • If you’re ready to see results even with a hectic & busy life…
  • If you’re sick of meal plans that don’t work…
  • If you’re fed up with the cardboard low-cal frozen dinners…
I’ve got a solution for you.
I’m talking long-term, sustainable weight loss.
My approach is not something you will find in a book or on the back of a Slim Fast shake. This is a WHOLE FOOD, REAL FOOD way of living and eating that will change your life….FOREVER.

Love & Health

Salmon with Sautéed Tomatoes
(from realsimple.com)

Ingredients:
1 cup couscous (or other whole grain)
2 pints grape tomatoes
2 tablespoons olive oil
salt & pepper
1/4 cup chopped dill
4 – 6oz boneless skinless wild caught salmon filets
Directions:
Cook couscous according to package directions. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the tomatoes with ¼ teaspoon kosher salt until soft, 4 to 6 minutes. Fold in dill; transfer to a plate.
Season the salmon with ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper. Cook in the remaining oil in the skillet until opaque throughout, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Serve with the tomatoes and couscous.

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