May 10, 2011

Meet Zoe. She is our May coaching client for

Zoe already had the protein and the whole grain for breakfast, she just added avocado (fruit/veg category) and bounced the cheese.

But the cheese wasn't all she bounced; she bounced the guilt. It's so hard to know what to eat these days, with so many people saying different things (local! organic! vegan!). In fact, it's become so bad that Zoe confessed to feeling guilty about eating bread, as if it's some sort of no-good carb that should be kicked to the curb.

Guess what: whole-grain bread is good, real good. There are lots of nutrients and fiber in there. So instead of managing feelings of guilt or anxiety, Zoe gave herself a new assignment: she's going to bake her OWN bread this month. Years ago, she made a pledge that she'd learn how to bake bread before she turns 30, and since she turns 30 this week, it's time.

Zoe is taking the food habits she loves: savory breakfasts, breakfast out with colleague, and adding to it to turn it into a healthier habit. Likewise, she's confronting her food guilt (bread: should I?) and turning it into something there's no need to feel guilty about: baking her own fresh whole-grain bread.

When building healthy habits, it's key to build on what works for you already.

Tell us about your breakfast challenges as well as what's working for you, and let's figure out how to help them meet in the middle. Let us know!

Eat like you mean it!

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