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Snack Attack at the Beach & 3 Simple Tips for Breaking Bad Habits

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Hooray it’s summertime! A time to chill out, let loose, and have some fun! Am I right? You know I am. But does relaxing mean Screen Shot 2014-11-24 at 6.08.44 PMthat we should throw all our better nutritional judgment out the window?

I would like to jog your most health sensible brain for a sec. In a season of such abundance: the fruit is ripe and the garden is in full bloom, why is it that we still all head for a 4 hour beach-stint with a sugar -laden bevvy or two and an armpit-clutching bag of chips?

As humans, we are creatures of habit. If we like something, we’ll do it…then over and over again, regardless of repercussion. Making changes is difficult; breaking habits even worse. Let me give you a little motivation: it’s absolutely doable to make constant nutritional changes (even during the summer) and your beach body (never mind your digestional system) will thank you later!

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  • One thing at a time
    Don’t try to change too much all at once, it sets you up for failure. Work on the easiest habit to break first; success is your best motivator!
  • Replace an old habit with a new one Behaviors are just as addictive as substances. Want to cut back on your Diet Coke intake? Find another cold beverage (kombucha, cold herbal tea, or even WATER!) with a cute stainless steel bottle to carry it around and it may fast become your new normal.
  • Be prepared!
    If your fridge contains pre-washed and chopped fresh veggies and a yummy bean dip, you’ll grab for it. But if you have to dig around in your fridge for something (anything), prepare and pack it at a time when all you want to do is get to the beach…forget it! Chips are just too easy.

Change your habits change your life! Simple as that.

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