One of the things I teach my clients when they are preparing to launch a business is how to build a lifestyle of leadership as an entrepreneur. Here’s the bottom line, I am working most of the day and when I am not coaching or traveling, I am outside with my two neigh-neighs. I need my energy level high and have ZERO time to spend mentally on counting points or micro-managing my eating patterns.
Don’t get into the mindset of DIETING. Your mindset focus IS BUILDING YOUR LEADERSHIP & INFLUENCING AUTHENTICALLY!
Here’s an overview of what I encourage my clients to do when they are ready to start de-fluffing after the holidays.
Think long-term and don’t say the word diet ever again. You’re not going to starve. You’re going to change your daily habits to eat healthy and do something that ramps your cardio daily. Walk a couple miles, carry poop around in a wheelbarrow for half-hour from your horses, do yoga, whatever is building strength and getting you moving consistently. I alternate all of these daily and thorough-out the week. I am not trying to be a body builder. I am trying to look professional when I speak or coach and stay active into my nineties!!
I like real butter and don’t use anything fat-free including milk. I just use it in small amounts and when I cook vegetables, dinner or make smoothies, I use coconut milk. Much healthier.
Generally I stay away from sugar and eat really simply. When I want to drop a couple pounds I cut out potatoes, rice and focus on smoothies, salads without dairy and simple broth and meat for dinner with a couple vegetables thrown in. I also make my own muffins that I eat instead of bread.
When people ask me to get together, I ask them to bring their walking shoes so we walk after eating. Stop eating when you’re full enough to make it through 3 to 4 hours. Usually a protein and vegetable will accomplish that like piece of fish and broccoli for lunch or dinner.
Here’s a recipe for my favorite muffins. I make these at the beginning of the week so I can have one a day with soup or when I get hungry.
2 cups Quinoa flour
1 cup oat flour
1 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp baking powder
Himalayan salt, I put in a pinch
3 Tbsp Coconut oil
2 Cups organic milk or coconut milk
2 tbsp molasses
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Preheat over to 400 and put in muffin paper things. (LOL, you can tell I am not the gourmet cook)
Bake for about 15 minutes or until they look brown and firm. Hide from children:) or you won’t have any left for you.
Enjoy the muffins, I do!