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Trade Up

Correcting bad habits cannot be done by forbidding or punishment.
— Robert Baden-Powell

We are tackling nutrition this week during our Swimsuit Season Countdown. Over the years, for whatever reason,  we all have developed bad nutritional habits. Go ahead- blame it on your parents for packing Ho Hos and Twinkies in your lunchbox or on the bakery cart that parades around your office. But blame won't change them, and neither will strict diets or belittling yourself when you succumb to your less-than-nutritious cravings. 

Small change #6- Trade up

Let's start small. Love soda? Try trading one soda a day for something better- water, fruit, green tea, etc. By "trading up" we can slowly introduce a good habit to replace one that is bad. If you try and stop sodas cold turkey, you will probably end up guzzling a 2 liter by the weekend! Is fast food your vice? Trade up one or two trips through the drive thru a week for a healthier option. You know your body and you know your will power, so start small and then work your way up. While progress will be slower, you will have a better chance of adhering to your changes and reaching your goals! Trade up!


"Roller Coaster"

Please view video for full instructions. Enjoy!