Check out this plate hack by @marcusricefit
details from his page:
the concept behind this one is pretty simple, and can be used to potentially put yourself in a calorie deficit without counting calories, though i always recommend doing that at least for a week or two to get a better feel for how much you are eating and become more aware
just switch your classic 12-inch plate to a smaller 9-inch one. eat three meals a day, including 20-40 g of protein at every meal. half your plate should be veggies, and then round it out with some carbs and a little bit of healthy fat. minimize liquid calories and snacking, and you should find yourself in a moderate calorie deficit
once again, i recommend tracking calories for at least a week or two to get a better feel and make sure
i'm all about simplifying the process though and making it as unintrusive as possible. this is one way to help make that happen
tag a friend who could use this!
Putting yourself first: i’ve been making decisions for my joy and happiness and i have to say that putting myself first has not been easy. i’m a giver by nature. my happiness is usually found in seeing other people happy or supporting someone else to find their joy. lately i’ve been trying to give that love inward. i want you to know that it’s ok to put yourself first. it’s ok to invest more in yourself and give as much love as you do to others to yourself. self love is not spoken about often enough. it’s almost taboo to say it’s ok to give more to yourself and to say you love who you are. don’t ever feel bad for that. it’s a little uncomfortable to put yourself first. i haven’t mastered it yet but i am trying to protect my joy and give myself the love i deserve. #reflection#selflove#peace#positivevibes#inspiration#southafrican#journey
3/7 “finding fulfillment is a matter of mastering your mind”
the garden from yogi raman’s fable represents the mind. a lot of people end up littering their mental gardens with waste – that is, negative thoughts or fears.
the first virtue of the sivana system, then, is to control your mind. you have to tend to your mental garden, and the best way to take care of it is to stand guard at its gates. only let pleasant, positive thoughts in and ban the detrimental ones.
at the end of the day, our thoughts shape our lives. you’ll have a better standard of living if you fill your head with worthwhile thoughts. want to live a peaceful, meaningful life? then let the peaceful, meaningful thoughts in!
but how do we get our minds to focus solely on fulfilling thoughts? well, we all have the ability to choose what we think about, so it all comes down to exercising our minds like a muscle.
the first step is to boost your concentration. there’s a technique for improving your ability to focus that the sages of sivana call the heart of the rose.
in order to implement this technique, you’ll need a quiet space and a rose. to start, simply stare at the rose’s center. pay close attention to its color and texture, and fill your mind with thoughts about how beautiful the rose is.
at first, random thoughts may enter your mind. but after you’ve been practicing for a while, you’ll find that your mind is more disciplined.
try to perform this on a daily basis, each day spending a longer period of time enjoying the rose.
eventually, you’ll find it easier to command your thoughts. you’ll stop worrying and instead be filled with a sense of calm and joy. 📚 #themonkwhosoldhisferrari#robincharma#book#inspiration#selfhelp#novel#read#tailopez#entrepreneur#bestseller#emotional#wisdom#knowledge#life#inspiration#monk#purspose#enlightenment#thealchemist#bookstagram#bookshelf#bookquotes