10 Easy Tips for a Total Reboot for Fall

By on November 1, 2013

By Andrea Warshaw Wernick –

Fall is officially here and most of us are getting into that “back to school” state of mind.

Expert Life&Style coach Andrea Warshaw Wernick says there’s no reason to fret. All you need is to tweak your lifestyle by adding some small behavioral changes to your everyday living and get back on track once again! Wernick, the founder of Fab at Any Age and the Fabulous Forever program (http://www.fabatanyage.com/fabulousforever/), offers up 10 ways you can reboot your diet, fitness and overall wellness regimen to make sure you are on your way toward a happier – and healthier – you this fall.

10 EASY TIPS FOR A TOTAL REBOOT FOR FALL

1)   Get back on the scale:
 Whether at home or in the office, you’ll find out exactly where you stand if you step on the scale. It may seem scary, but with that information, you can assess the situation and start to do something about it. Give yourself a realistic goal on how much you need to lose by Thanksgiving or any special event coming up.

2)   Reinvent your favorite foods: One of the easiest ways to cut back without feeling denied is to switch to lower-calorie versions of the foods you crave.

3)   Lighten your liquid: Try switching from soda or beer to the low-cal versions, or better yet drink water with lemon. If you want your wine, add a spritz of seltzer and your spritzer will save you many unwanted calories.
(Hate low-cal drinks? Mix your preferred drinks with a splash of the low-cal option, and then increase the ratio as your taste buds adjust. Don’t forget to keep pouring that ultimate beverage – water!)

4)   Size does matter: While a small portion served on a large plate can leave you craving more, a smaller plate gives the visual signal that you already have more. We know we’ve had enough because we see the bottom of our bowl or plate. A smaller, full plate of food just feels more satisfying than a large plate with that same amount of food.
 Follow through with smaller bowls, cups, and spoons. Not only does the pleasure last longer, but also your body has time to register the food you’ve eaten. I love eating with chopsticks because it takes longer to finish my food when using them and once again my body registers what I have eaten. This method of eating helps avoid the problem of your eyes being bigger than your stomach.

5)   Keep on moving: 
Go for a walk. Brisk walking in the fall is a great way to burn calories while working your cardio vascular system. If you walk regularly (150 minutes per week), the activity can help prevent dementia and greatly reduce your cholesterol. Incorporate moving into every aspect of your life. Take the stairs every chance you get; park the car in the back of the lot. You can also crank the music to keep moving. Download Pandora onto your phone and or start dancing to your favorite music shows that you watch on TV. Try to challenge yourself a little more every day in any way.

6)   Do a fall clean of your wardrobe: Spend a day packing away your summer clothes. Your wardrobe will be much less cluttered, and you’ll be able to plan your outfits with ease.

7)   Start a new beauty regimen: This is the perfect time to start your moisturizing routine. Stick a reminder note in your bathroom to moisturize your whole body after every shower. Remember that you must be moist when you apply you lotion. Try to pay attention to your elbows and heels to keep them soft and smooth as the cold weather sets in.

8)   Revitalize your hair: Apply a conditioning mask on your hair and wrap it in a warm towel for 20 minutes. The warm towel will help the mask soak into the hair follicles and, once you wash it out your hair will be soft and shiny.

9)   Learn something new and step out of your comfort zone: Consider both the mind and body benefits of enrolling in a yoga class. Take a class in art or another hobby you might enjoy.

10) Spend time connecting with special people in your life: Reconnect with some old friends over dinner or drinks. And it’s never too late to make new friends – whether you meet them at the gym, the salon, or anywhere else. Spending quality time with old and new friends enhances your life.

 

Interested in hiring expert Life&Style coach Andrea Warshaw Wernick to help you get on track toward a better you? Email her at [email protected] Get more from Andrea on FabAtAnyAge.comFacebook and Twitter.

About Andrea Warshaw Wernick

New York City lifestyle and anti aging coach, Andrea Warshaw Wernick is dedicated to helping mature women live better. Find Andrea and her dream team of experts on her informational website, (http://fabatanyage.com/fabulousforever/)Andrea's tips and advice on beauty, health, fitness and relationships are inspirational. Her number one tip is to "keep on moving" to look and feel your best.

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10 Easy Tips for a Total Reboot for Fall