One Small Step Towards Better Health

One Small Step Towards Better Health

mindset change image

 

One Small Step Towards Better Health

Our words are powerful. Our words help to frame our sense of empowerment and control. Did you know that the words we use, the phrases we speak (our inner talk) create a feedback loop in the brain that impacts our future actions?

Every time we say, “I can’t have that” we are creating a feedback loop that reminds us of our limitations. It’s a negative thought pattern that implies that we are forcing ourselves to do something that we really don’t want to do. “Saying “I can’t” is a restriction being imposed upon you.

Contrast that with… “I don’t”.

“I don’t” as in “I don’t eat crisps”. This simple phrase is empowering as it implies that we have control over the situation. This sets up a more positive feedback loop in the brain that helps us to change our habits. Saying “I don’t” implies it is our choice.

Be empowered ladies! Take back control.

A small yet simple change in language leads to a change in mindset. It’s true! Try it this week!

Out of sight, out of mind

Out of sight, out of mind

 

Out of sight, out of mind!

A small, simple but effective tip!

Store all the healthy food in glass or clear containers. Store all the less-than-optimally healthy food in coloured containers that aren’t see through.

We’re more likely then to reach for the healthy food because it is in front of our eyes, it is easily accessible whereas we have to forage more for the other foods.

We don’t just eat food for fuel. We often eat for comfort… we are emotional beings. 😏 Our mind can determine what it wants based upon what our eyes see. By putting healthy food in prominent places I’m much more likely to desire it and eat it!

For more simple tips and hacks, follow me on social media!

THM Health Tip using Bone Broth

THM Health Tip using Bone Broth

Bone broth THM

Health Tip

Every time you eat a meal with meat, also add a tablespoon of collagen peptides or gelatin to the meal.  Or add a tablespoon of collagen to your cup of bone broth.

Why? The amino acid profile of the collagen (or bone broth) rounds out the meal and makes the meat meal far more balanced.

Tip Two

Have a cup of bone broth with added collagen 20-30min before bed. The protein often helps promote sleep and repairs and build your body while you’re snoozing.

It’s simple. Just have a cup of bone broth before your meal or add a tablespoon of collagen to your meaty casserole, pies or stews every time you make a meal with meat in it.

To learn more about the benefits of gelatin or collagen and why and how we use it, please head over to the Trim Healthy Mama main website and read the article, Collagen 101: The Merits and the Myths.

In case you were wondering, both collagen peptides/hydrolysed collagen and the firm setting gelatin can be purchased through Aussie Mamas, Great Lakes brand at iHerb or from Gelatin Australia.

THM Hack for QuirkyJo’s Coconut Lemon Chicken Soup

THM Hack for QuirkyJo’s Coconut Lemon Chicken Soup

THM Tips 'n' Hacks

THM Hack for QuirkyJo’s Coconut Lemon Chicken Soup (S)

I was having an S day and some of my folk have a cold so this is the perfect recipe to serve for tea. So quick and easy as well. I made a double batch so made it on the stove instead of the Thermomix.

To boost the protein content I added 2 tablespoons of Just Gelatin, like Serene does in her bisque’s.

As this is quite a tangy soup that we love, I also added 2 TB Baobab powder.

Result = Wowsers! This soup tastes even more amazing than before!

Note: I added half a packet of konjac rice noodles ( I LOVE that stuff!) to my bowl and poured the soup over keeping it to an S.

For my menfolk, I added rice vermicelli (but rice works better) to the bottom of their bowl before pouring over their soup, making it is a Crossover for them.

See QuirkyJo’s lovely recipe here: Coconut Lemon Chicken Soup.

Hack for Golden Chana Soup (E)

Hack for Golden Chana Soup (E)

Hack for Golden Chana Soup

P99 THM Cookbook
After our holiday we are a bit tight so we’re eating out of the fridge and pantry, purchasing only small selected, mainly fresh, ingredients until payday. I decided to make Chana Dhal soup because I had all the ingredients.

At the store, I found one of those pre-packed root veggies in a foil tin going out cheap. So I roasted them, threw them in the Thermomix/food processor along with about 2-3 cups of the soup and blended it, then added it back into the soup.

Result = More Veggies = Even More Delicious!

PS: This meal was a straight E meal for me but I added a dollop of butter to everyone else’s meal and the 5yo also chose to add some grated cheese on top – making this a Crossover for everyone else.

Pin It on Pinterest