Are You Making Simple Mistakes that Keep You Feeling Crummy?

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Hint: You probably are, and these tips will help.

Health Mistakes Infographic

Are feel-good foods a reward?

Growing up my parents were bad about using food as a reward. A hard day’s work might earn an ice cream cone. If the report card was favorable a restaurant celebration was in order. Feel good food was a reward system for just about anything. That was then and this is now.

Now I know to listen to my body. Listening to your body is an excellent way to uncover food intolerance you might not know you have. Do simple carbs leave you feeling crummy? Does milk set your tummy a flutter? Listen to your body and the cues it gives you about food. An elimination diet will help identify foods that leave you feeling less than your best.

Stay Hydrated

Health authorities suggest drinking eight 8 oz. glasses of water each day. Dehydration is commonly mistaken for hunger. If you are bored it is easy to snack. Try drinking a glass of water first and giving it time before stopping at the nearest vending machine.

Too much “healthy” food can be bad

Nuts, hummus, olive oil, and guacamole are common foods that people eat to abandon because they are “healthy”. Here are others. Too much of a good thing isn’t a good thing. All good things in moderate proportions; okay?

Did you know 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep?

The American Academy suggests 7 hours of sleep for adults on a regular basis for wellness. Good sleep is easier to achieve with simple habits, like going to bed at the same time, waking up at the same time, and turning electronics off an hour before bed, or using blue blocker glasses.

Need a reminder? Download your copy of the infographic and post it on the fridge, at your desk, in the break room, or wherever you need a reminder.