3 Proven Hooks For Creating New – Lasting- Healthy Habits

3 Proven Hooks For Creating New – Lasting- Healthy Habits

What You Need To Know To Build Healthy Habits That Stick

I get asked a lot what are my best tips for creating healthy habits. I call them the three juicy CCC: carecourage, and consistency


1. CARE 

Before even attempting to change your current lifestyle, you first have to know why do you want to do it. Does your goal to, let’s say, lose a few pounds feeds your ego, or does it support your mental and emotional wellness?

Need more guidance how to connect to your deep Why? read here.


Your choice to prioritize self-care should stem from your heart. Whatever your goal is, ask yourself: ”Why do I care so much to make this change?; ”What is my ”why”?”; ”How does my decision to change my lifestyle will benefit my well-being?”

2. COURAGE


Once you are set on your goal, you must practice bravery and courage. It isn’t easy to change old habits that have been solidly ingrained in your behavior for years. Most likely, your brain would try to ”protect” you from changing by tempting you to sabotage your progress.

Need more guidance how to reverse self-sabatoge? Check out this article.

Being courageous doesn’t mean we don’t stumble or that we don’t fall! It means we dare to be vulnerable and stand back again. Progress is never linear, and neither is courage. For that reason, you should care actively for your goal to keep your spirits high when things don’t go as smooth as you’d envisioned. And to keep your eye on your Why.

3. CONSISTENCY 

Once you prioritize self-care and dare to be courageous, the next step is to be consistent with your work. Please know that in six months you won’t remember the tough times when you’re close to giving up. You will only remember your courage to keep up with your self-care. By this point, you would have developed new habits and resolved limiting beliefs and constructive tendencies.


Changing is tough, but so worth it! I believe in You! 💜

How to know if you are ready for a change? Read this article.

~ Ana-Maria

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How To Script Your Most Ideal Future

How To Script Your Most Ideal Future

The purpose of this exercise is to help you crystalize what is it You really, really want, how to get there, and how to already live in this reality: by planting the seeds in your subconscious mind.

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Warning! The following blogpost contains a blueprint for unstoppable success

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“What does a Coach do?”: Read Here!:)

“What does a Coach do?”: Read Here!:)

A coach is a person who is both a friend and a mentor.

A coach genuinely cares for you and does everything in her power to bring you the results you desire.

A coach is committed to helping you be the best you CAN be, and to teach you how even when you don`t believe it (yet!)

A coach will soothe and compliment you but will also challenge you and keep you accountable.

A coach is a habit facilitator whose job is to help you adopt health-promoting habits and teach you how to quit the health-impeding ones.

A coach utilizes high levels of empathy and understanding because, often, they have already been in your place! And they know how it feels!

A coach is not someone who is “perfect.” In fact, they teach you how to love yourself unconditionally: by embracing both your gifts and strengths, as well as your flaws and imperfections.

A coach is someone who has a natural ability to connect to her clients and establish deep trust and space for vulnerability.

A coach is someone who has the ability to teach you new things by igniting your enthusiasm and excitement for learning.

A coach is dedicated to reminding her clients that they are already powerful and confident. And to help them see it too.

A coach is someone very dedicated to her work and is always there for you to make you feel supported, encouraged and proud of your progress.


In my belief, everyone can benefit from working with a coach because it is easy to know what you need to do to get from point “A” to “Z” but it is way more challenging to actually DO it…and stick to it, until it becomes your reality.:)

I really hope you feel ready and inspired to get hold of your life and create your most ideal future!

Yours,

~ Ana-Maria

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Festive Fruit Cake (Gluten-Free/Vegan)

Festive Fruit Cake (Gluten-Free/Vegan)

In my health coaching practice, I advise my clients to eat predominantly low-sugar fruits like berries (and eat starchy carbs and grains in moderation). However, the foundation of a balanced diet (in my belief), is balance. A balance that leaves room for occasional culinary indulgences and treats. =)

This cake is rich and decadent but doesn’t require any baking. You need to leave it in your fridge overnight so please take this in consideration before you decide to prepare it.

birthday cake: raw vegan, gluten-free, plant-based
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Ingredients:

  • Four cups of gluten-free old-fashioned oats
  • Organic applesauce with berries
  • 1/4 cup of cacao nibs
  • 2 tablespoons of raw tahini
  • Few large carrots
  • 3-4 frozen bananas (need to be ripe)
  • A cup of raspberries
  • 2-3 tablespoons of raw coconut flour
  • A teaspoon of Himalayan salt
  • Cinnamon and nutmeg to taste
  • A tablespoon of cacao/or carob powder

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the oats with boiled water. Once they soften, savor them with salt and spices, and place the mixture in a cake pan (I used one with a rectangular shape)
  2. Add the applause on top (the whole jar) and sprinkle the cacao nibs on top
  3. Place your bananas in a blender (you may need to add some liquid; I used almond milk) and blend them until they form a creamy consistency resembling ice-cream. Add on top of layer 2
  4. Place the raspberries in the same blender you just used (again, you may need some liquid) and add the raspberry sauce on top of layer 3. I mixed it with some cacao powder
  5. Clean your blender from the banana-raspberry cream you just created and add the carrots. Blend them alone and then add the tahini. You will create a delicious paste (just a warning!:)). Place on top of layer 4
  6. If you wish, you can blend two more bananas to add one more layer of sweetness. Regardless, this is the time time to add your coconut flour so that all layers stick together and form a thick consistency.
  7. For the final layer, I leave it up to you to unleash your imagination and decorate the cake anyway you desire. I used dried and fresh fruit.:)

Voila! Here you have it: a seven-layered-no-bake cake. I hope you enjoy it and, if you want more, make sure to check out my other cake recipes.

Bon appetit!:)

birthday cake: raw vegan, gluten-free, plant-based
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Eat More Beta Carotene

Eat More Beta Carotene

Our bodies are so smart!

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During winter, when there is less sun (therefore, less exposure to vitamin D), I have been craving extensively skin-enhancing vitamins like beta carotene.  And there is a reason why!

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When we consume orange foods (carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, cantaloupe, squash, peppers, persimmons, apricots and the like), our body converts the beta carotene compounds into vitamin A (asp used topically as retinol). 

If you want a brighter and clearer complexion, natural glow and better vision – go grab an orange snack and chew on few carrots. 🍑🍑🍑🍊

How to make a raw carrot cake with few ingredients and no nuts (allergen-free recipe) 🍅🍅🍑🍌

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What You Need:

• Three large carrots

• Two persimmons and few big carrots

• Few dates (if you like it sweeter)

• 1/2 ripe banana

• A cup of mulberries • A teaspoon of cacao and carob powder

• A splash of almond milk

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1) First, in a food processor gently press the mulberries (no liquid!) until they form a thick paste. Combine with the spices and the cacao.

2) Separately, blend the rest of the ingredients with the carob powder and the almond milk.

3) Let it sit in the fridge for a least an hour and enjoy with love! 💥

 


 

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My Transformation Story

My Transformation Story

Time to share my own transformation.

Let me begin by stating that it doesn’t come easy to share something so personal publicly but at the same time I am dedicated to be completely transparent about my own journey, and my former struggles, and to offer as much guidance as I can through my blog and coaching services (although, as a disclaimer, none of what I share with your based on my own experience should be used as a substitute to a medical advice). In addition, the mission of my platform is to show that vulnerability is the first step to healing. When we begin to perceive our low points with more compassion, and less shame, we then realize that eating disorders/body dysmorphia/ binge eating/alcoholism, imbalanced hormones, low (or extreme) libido and severe stress are just a symptom of a deeper issue…. a lack of self-love, safety and life purpose.

I strongly believe that social media can be a powerful tool for bringing more social awareness about the significant amount of young people battling eating disorders, depression and addictions. I was one of them!

 And I am a success story! 

We are never victims of our circumstances. 

We are warriors who need the extra push and courage to show up for ourselves and win our battle. 


Eating disorder and depression recovery
Share this post to your friends on IG. Let’s bring more awareness that healing is always possible

Long story short, during puberty (around my parents’ divorce) I developed body dysmorphia and disordered eating that soon escalated to depression, very low confidence, skin issues, loss of my menstrual cycle (for three years), lack of sexual drive, fear of commitment, ongoing feelings of unworthiness and “not being enough”, constant excuses not to follow my dreams, an overall dragging sense of being a victim of my past. It took me more than ten years to reach a bottom level of exhaustion, adrenal fatigue and self-fulfilled prophecies that I wasn’t worthy of love, success and happiness. While, during this whole time, still wearing the facade of “I am fine” and “I am too self-conscious to talk about it.”


THEN, ONE DAY, I AWOKE TO MY TRUTH AND AUTHENTICITY. My life changed completely!


The Universe Always Has Your Back….turn around and you will see it:)

Five years ago I was first exposed to the healing properties of journaling, mindful eating, dance therapy and meditation. And my whole life transformed. I started to let go of all limiting beliefs about myself, and my body. To realize that we, in fact, are not our bodies! We are all beautiful souls equally worthy and capable of attracting love, happiness and success…. just by being authentic, practicing self-love and compassion to other beings, feeding our cells with proper nutrition and distressing our mind with meditation. Recent studies in neuroscience clearly show that our mind is constantly creating entirely new pathways… You can always change your beliefs, rewrite your story, and let go of the past! Took me a couple of years to fearlessly dive within, to develop my own practice, and to confidently step in the shoes of a health, life and meditation coach. And now I am so grateful for all of those past experiences. They were a blessing which helped me see the light!

I am here to be your guide… and to show you that it can be done! You can transform your life!!!❤️

If you have questions or comments, don’t hesitate to send me an e-mail, or to schedule a free complimentary consultation.

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With Love and Care,

~Ana-Maria

Oatmeal Fuel

Oatmeal Fuel

Oats are considered a staple breakfast for many people: they are easy to prepare, very filling, highly nutritious, and never boring!

Oatmeal and a smoothie

How Oats Help You Stay Satisfied

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Oats not only improve blood sugar but also aid in digestion because of their high soluble and insoluble fiber content. However, some brains contain traces so please check the labels if you are not sure.

Half a cup (78 grams) of dry oats contains (1).

  • Manganese: 191% of the RDI
  • Phosphorus: 41% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 34% of the RDI
  • Copper: 24% of the RDI
  • Iron: 20% of the RDI
  • Zinc: 20% of the RDI
  • Folate: 11% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 39% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 10% of the RDI
  • Smaller amounts of calcium, potassium, vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) and vitamin B3 (niacin)


Here are a couple of different options. Let me know which one do you like best!


SWEET
1) a cup of oats (or 1/2 cup, depending on your needs), two tablespoons of chia or flax seeds, a cup of blueberries, cinnamon, coconut milk, a dropful stevia (or monk fruit, both plant-derived sweeteners that don`t spike your insulin)
2) oats, one medium mashed banana, a tablespoon of hemp seeds, a cup of almond milk, few dates, a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg
3) oats soaked in green tea, one small chopped apple, an oz of walnuts, a teaspoon of maple syrup. You can use also almond butter!


SALTY
1) oats, a tablespoon of pumpkin seeds, a teaspoon of peanut butter (or pb2), chopped celery and bell pepper, mustard and cumin
2)oats, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes (or tomato puree), nutritional yeast, black pepper, Himalayan sat
3)oats, steamed broccoli, sprinkle seasoning, olives

Another great option is overnight oats: you leave them overnight in a Manson jar and add 2 ts of chia seeds, frozen berries, sweetener of choice and almond milk. Stir well with a spoon and enjoy!


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Oats are also a delicious base for cakes. Check out my desserts category.



For convenience I use this brand. You only need boiled water and they’re ready

I love this powdered peanut butter:
its fat is abstracted and you
only get the protein value, plus the flavor
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Chia seeds are usually discounted
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