Since I’m finishing up my last day at FNCE today, I thought it would be fun to introduce you to a couple of RDs that you may not know! I “met” Mandy & Beth in the blog world several months ago and have fallen in love with their blog! They have a wellness philosophy that I absolutely adore and they’re here to share it with you guys today!
We, a.k.a. Dietitian Duo, couldn’t be more excited to guest post for Lindsay and share 5-to-Thrive, our guiding wellness philosophy, with you! The 5-to-Thrive approach offers practical strategies and inspiration to help you achieve balanced physical, mental and emotional health, leading you down the path towards a healthier and happier lifestyle, forgiving when you falter and rewarding when you succeed. The first step is right at your fingertips. Take it and see if approaching change with positivity results in a better outcome than you’ve ever experienced before. You can do it; you can Thrive.
Eat the foods you love without deprivation or guilt. Get over the “good food-bad food” war and give yourself unconditional permission to eat (and enjoy it too!)
Nourish Example Goal: I will plan my meals for the week every Sunday, including a variety of foods that nourish my body.
Committ to move more every day. Be true to your exercise personality with activities that energize your mind and body and bring you joy. Plan workouts in advance and make no excuses in order to accomplish your goals
Move Example Goal: I will walk over my lunch break 3 times per week for 20 minutes.
Approach change with a positive “I can and I will” attitude. Set realistic goals that jive with your values, interests and daily schedule. Surround yourself with positive people that love, support and encourage you.
Connect Example: I will schedule 1 lunch date a month with my best friend.
Make time to relax, renew and rejuvenate by getting an ample amount of sleep and honoring your body with TLC every day. Ditch negative self-talk and, instead, embrace your genetic blueprint with love and acceptance.
Love Example Goal: I will meditate for 15 minutes each night before bed.
Expel stress and negativity with each exhale and draw in positive energy with each inhale. Be present in the moment instead of consantly dwelling on the past or pondering the future. Soothe emotions with strategies that don’t involve food to free yourself from the cycle of emotional eating.
Breathe Example Goal: I will eat in peace at the table and not in front of the T.V.
Download our free 5-to-Thrive resources to get started and keep yourself on track. If you have an idea for a new resource, let us know!
Beth and Mandy
About the Duo
Mandy Rother and Beth Stark are approaching their one-year anniversary as the Dietitian Duo bloggers. This relatable pair believes in working hard, playing hard and Keepin’ it Real. They are passionate about eating and living well, but get that sometimes work, life and a jam-packed social calendar gets in the way. Recognizing that lifestyle change isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” deal, the Duo coaches their readers and clients on making practical and realistic changes centered on nutritious and delicious foods, regular activity, stress management, self-love and positivity.
Pretty cool, right?! I love their approach to healthy living.
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