Category Archives for "change"

Sep 06

Seek those who fan your flame

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Habit , motivation , Willpower

Have you ever wanted to make a lifestyle change, only to find your peeps not up to the task?

I was watching the Netflix Series The Get Down the other night. The specific episode was named ”Seek those who fan your flame”.

This is such a true statement, “Seek those who fan your flame”.

Have you ever wanted to make a lifestyle change, only to find your peeps not up to the task? Continue reading

Aug 30

Are you lost in quick fixing your health?

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Exercise , Habit , weight loss

I spoke to one of my green smoothie gals a while back. Her name is Nancy and she has had a problem losing weight after giving birth to her second child.

Are you lost and don’t know where to start?

Look at it like this. Being active everyday as a part of a healthy lifestyle is more important than working out for 1 hour 3 times a week. It’s a marathon and not a 100m sprint.

What do you mean? I mean what I say! Ha!

Ok, so let’s break it down. Continue reading

Aug 25

Do you want to cut your soda drinking in half?

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Habit , nutrition

I moved away from home and ruled my own kingdom. A kingdom that was fast becoming filled with ”anything” fast food.

I was once overweight!

I moved away from home and ruled my own kingdom. A kingdom that was fast becoming filled with ”anything” fast food.

But hey, eating a lot was manly among my friends, and I probably ate the most. I also drank the most soda, Coca Cola was the name of the game when I was 25. Continue reading

Mar 29

3 ways to stress down now

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Habit , stress

 

“Our body does not recognise that we are in a traffic jam and reacts the same way as if we would be chased by a lion 2000 years ago.”

3 WAYS TO STRESS DOWN NOW

We all know that feeling sitting in traffic in our car and the stress gets higher and higher. Our body does not recognise that we are in a traffic jam and reacts the same way as if we would be chased by a lion 2000 years ago.

Wuuuuut?

Yep, we have a human blueprint that is hard wired into our spine. Now, we also have a brainContinue reading

Mar 22

3 ways to start eating healthier today

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Habit , nutrition

 

It’s all about getting nutrient dense food in and skip the calorie dense, nutrient poor food.”

3 WAYS TO START EATING HEALTHY TODAY

So eating healthy seems like a good plan right. But what is healthy eating? Well, to boil it down it means to get more nutrient dense foods in our bodies and skip the calorie dense foods. Here is three easy ways of start making healthier choices today.Continue reading

Mar 08

Eating the forbidden muffin, are you? – Part 3

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Habit , nutrition

 

“Changing a habit is not really true. We’re actually talking about replacing a habit.”

LETS DISCUSS WHAT WE DO ABOUT GETTING A CRAVING!

We’ve now gone through that you get a cue, “the trigger”, for one of your cravings. You do a routine to meet the craving and after that you get a reward that connects the cue and the routine mentally. We’ve also discussed how to find out what other reward will shut your craving up.

I know, let’s not work at the symptom let’s find the underlying problem instead.

The cue-routine-reward loop is still in place and now we just need to replace the routine with a different option.

Let me explain what I did.Continue reading

Mar 01

Eating the forbidden muffin, are you? – Part 2

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Habit , nutrition

 

“The trick is to rewire the reward to a new healthy routine”

LET’S DISCUSS WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE MUFFIN IS EATEN!

Oh yes please, what do we get? What what what what?

The cue-routine-reward loop looks like this, you get the cue (as in my last post at 15:00 I got the craving for a muffin), you do the routine (as in buying and eating the muffin) and you get the reward (as in my mind being satisfied after my muffin is eaten). The reward then links the cue and routine even deeper in your mind.

Yep, there’s some serious linkage going on here folks!

So the question is, Continue reading

Feb 23

Eating the forbidden muffin, are you? – Part 1

By info@plantpusherlifestyle.com | change , Habit , nutrition

 

“The first step is to recognise WHAT habit you want to change. It needs to be specific.”

LET’S DISCUSS WHY THE MUFFIN IS EATEN!

Are you like I was, eating too much muffins but wanted to stop? In this three part series, I’m going to help you get to the bottom of it and we’re starting with how to handle the cue.

The cue? Yes, the cue.

The cue is a trigger or a signal that triggers a craving. Since I’m focusing on helping you with habit change in training, nutrition and mindfulness, let’s whip out an example in one of those categories.

What about that snack you always eat to reward yourself?Yeah?

Mine was a muffin.Continue reading