What’s one simple thing you can add to your to-do list that will actually put a smile on your face!?
I’m talking about ONE THING that you can look forward to, that will bring some fun and happiness to your week?
This isn’t rhetorical … I actually want you to come up with something 🙂
Got your ONE thing in mind?
Great! Now add it to your schedule RIGHT NOW!
Having a little fun can actually help cut down on one of the biggest causes of cravings: STRESS.
Let’s face it, this has been quite a year, filled with emotions, uncertainty, and a lot of stress.
Stress and eating go hand-in-hand … especially chronic stress.
That’s because stress affects you on a hormonal level, setting you up for cravings, blood sugar swings, a slowed-down metabolism, and yes, the dreaded weight gain.
So what can you do about it? On top of making stress management (meditating, deep breathing, journaling, prayer, etc.) a regular part of your self-care routine … I highly recommend having some FUN!
Carve out some time to have fun every single week. You have to make it a priority because it doesn’t usually happen on its own.
Go for a hike, talk to a friend, do some window shopping, or get outside for some fresh air.
Our days have a way of getting oh-so-serious but being intentional about squeezing in some fun will boost your overall quality of life!
Need more ideas to help you crush your cravings? Let’s talk!
Baked Chicken Breasts
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
½ tsp black pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp paprika
InstructionsPreheat oven to 450°F. Place a layer of parchment paper on a baking dish.
Place the chicken breasts in the prepared dish. Brush on both sides with olive oil.
In a small bowl, mix spices until combined. Sprinkle the spice mixture evenly over the chicken on both sides.
Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through to at least 165°F at the thickest part.
Serve & enjoy!
Tip: Serve with lots of veggies.