Fall: Time for a Routine Reset

In this blog we get guidance from Coach Julie on ways to reset our habits and routines as we head into the new season.

The summer months can be a carefree time full of celebration, holidays, and get-togethers. While this can be a lot of fun, it can also make it tough to stay consistent with healthy eating when there is much going on. The transition to fall is great time of year to take stock of our health and habits. The season brings more structure, which can go a long way in helping to support our habits and routines. Here are a few things to think about when considering a health reset:

Celebrate What’s Working 

While it can be easy to focus on what we’re struggling with, it is important to take some time to reflect – and even celebrate – what’s been working. Perhaps you’ve found new ways to incorporate movement into your life or were able to stick to healthier options at a recent family gathering. These wins might seem small, but added up, they translate into big change. 

Focus on the Foundations

As I shared earlier, it can be tough to follow healthy eating principles in the summer months when there is so much going on. As we approach the Fall, it is a good time to be more intentional about incorporating these foundational habits back into our life. That can include eating food made from whole ingredients, reducing or eliminating added sugars and highly processed foods from our diet, and focusing on getting a good balance of nutrition from complex carbohydrates, protein, and fiber. 

Plan Ahead

Fall can also be a busy time of year for many of us as we get back to school, back to the office, and back to routine. It’s important to plan ahead to set ourselves up for success and reduce temptations. This can include creating a meal plan, prepping make-ahead meals, or following a program like Plantable’s Reboot or Quickstart. These options can help take the reliance off of willpower when deciding to eat healthy. 

Stay Hydrated

Just because the weather is cooling down doesn’t mean we need to stop drinking water. Water is necessary to helping our body and mind function at its best. It’s best to target at least 64oz throughout the day, or drink until your urine appears straw-colored.  

Create a Support Network

Making a change can be challenging, especially when we feel like we’re alone. Check in with friends and loved ones about your health goals and identify ways they can support you in reaching your goals. That can look like getting your partner to help more with healthy meal prep, asking a friend to be an accountability partner, or speaking with your boss about ways to structure your day to give you time to exercise or go for a walk. 

Fall is the season of change and gives us a chance to hit the reset button our lifestyle and health. I hope these suggestions gave you a great starting place to experience your best health this season! 

- Coach Julie

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