Dialing it Up or Dial it Down

Dialing your choices to fit your goal is how we reach them. If we could flip a switch and instantly see change we'd sell that magic button to everyone. Instead life isn't switches but dials.

Dials that help us to turn up the volume, turn down the speed, its slight adjustments make it feel more like a car turning a lazy corner than having the breaks slammed on while the car is thrown in reverse.

Dialing down your high carb choices in place of lower amounts of carbs is a starting point. But you could focus on turning down the amount of carbs or making a slight adjustment to quality of your carb choices. For example you could eat a SLICE of cake or you could dial down the portion size and enjoy a 'slice' of cake. You could also chose to forgo the icing and just eat the cake part. Dialing things down could be you chose to eat a bowl of berries while others are eating cake. You could apply those same principles to using regular pasta or dial it down to quinoa or dial it in a different direction but still on the downward trend by making zucchini noodles instead of the pasta.

Of course Carbs are not the only thing that can be dialed up or down. Increasing your sleep time or quality improves health too.

I love to do the opposite as well. I dial up the goodness. I'll fill my plate with veggies by doing that I've increase my vegetable intake and I've left little to no room for foods that I would normally focus on dialing down anyway.

Its just a different spin on the same thing.

What are you going to dial down today?

To Your Best Health,

Coach Nancy

About the author

Coach Nancy

Nancy Carlson is a Certified Professional Fitness Trainer with the National Exercise and Sports Trainer Association, a Level 1 Youth Conditioning Specialist with the International Youth Conditioning Association, and is a Level 2 Certified Precision Nutrition Master coach. Nancy was recognized in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 as the “Best of the Best” Fitness Trainer in Southern NH by the Hippo Press.

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