HERE IS MY BEST SWEAT PRETTY TIP!
Sweat Pretty girls’ lifestyles are balanced, fit, healthy, strong, and most of all fun……
But there is a time and place for fun, and ice cream every night is not that time!
The most asked health-related question I get is “how do I kick a sweet tooth craving or late night craving?”
Here are my tips on managing your sweet tooth:
Start a journal! You can start it right this instant on your phone or you can go buy a cute one to give a little excitement to this new journey of journaling!
Write down the date at the top of the page
Write Breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner a couple lines apart
Fill in as the day goes on: make it as detailed as possible without adding in any nutritional facts.
For example, CORRECT: breakfast - 1 cup of maple pecan clusters cereal + almond milk / WRONG: breakfast - 1 cup of maple pecan clusters cereal, 240 cal 7 fats, 40 carbs, + 1/2 cup almond milk
We don’t care about cals or carbs - we care about fueling ours bodies with real foods and enjoying the things we love without going overboard.
At the end of each day, note how you felt: Good, Great, Okay, Bad, Terrible
By journaling through out the day and watching what a great job you have done you are not going to want to put down you had 10 oreos. If you want oreos that’s great, have 1-2 . Guilt free! Plus, you’re already sweet enough - two will be plenty; they will be there tomorrow. You only taste the first few bites - make those bites matter.
Just by keeping a journal of what you have consumed during the day will keep you on track and strive to be better the next day. Noticing you had hardly any veggies is okay. You have tomorrow to try a little harder for your overall health not because you think you have to eat veggies but because you want to. Sweat Pretty journaling isn’t supposed to make you feel guilty - it’s supposed to make you aware and want to be better. Better for you! Your health not just appearance.
Sometime the things we love make us feel terrible - it’s good to note that so maybe the next time we will find a better alternative to what makes us feel better.
Ex: Cookies & Milk ice cream by Ben & Jerry's gave me such a bad stomach ache that I didn’t feel good for most of the night. Next time I will get an ice cream that agrees with my tummy more like a non-dairy ice cream. Lots of choices to choose from.
If you feel like going all out add in what your activity of the day was like that would be awesome, too. It’s fun to see you grow. Adding in an extra walk/pilates class/sweat pretty session here and there will make you feel great!
I even like to note things I did today for my business or even something that I’m very grateful for.
Start a journal and watch your fitness/health journey grow! I can’t wait to hear how this has changed your life or gotten you to push past late-night cravings or finally lose that last five pounds. Be guilt free and aware of your success!
Email me if you have any questions or are looking for more guidance: firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to hearing from you babes!