Maria’s Mom Squad : The Habits

I believe in moderation.  I believe in balance.  I like to eat healthy. But I also like wine and chocolate.  And I really enjoy good food.  Life is way too short to worry about counting calories and restricting certain foods. 

There's so much information out there about what you should be eating, what's unhealthy, what omegas you're not getting, and so on and so on. It seems to be a constant evolution and it can be frustrating to keep up. If you're stressed about what to eat and what to feed your family, don't be. Do what you can to be healthy. Make one change. Choose an apple instead of chocolate covered granola bar. Go for a walk instead of turning on the tv. Make a meal instead of hitting the drive thru. Get your kids to eat a new vegetable. Become aware of the labels on your food. We don't have to all go gluten free, dairy free, KETO, or whatever the current trend may be. Do what works for you, and don't try to do it all today.  I will help you develop sustainable foundational habits that are realistic, and not overwhelming.  We will be working on ONE HABIT per month! 



Habit # 1



You know you need to drink water. Quite a bit of it in fact. Strive for 2-3L EVERY DAY! (more if you are exercising).

Here’s the reasons why:

  • Increases energy levels

  • Helps aid digestion

  • Clears your skin

  • Helps relieve headaches

So now you’re thinking, how the heck am I going to get all that water in?!!!

YOU CAN DO IT! Start with drinking more than what you are drinking now. If you are only drinking one glass, try for two. If you drink one bottle, try for two. Every week (not every DAY) increase your water intake.


Here’s some tips on how to get the water in:

  • I start with  glass of warm lemon water first thing in the morning.  It sets the stage for the day.

  • Try drinking a glass of water before every meal.

  • Try drinking a glass after each time you use the washroom.

  • Fill up your water bottles and keep them in the fridge.

  • Add lemon, cucumber, berries or mint.

  • Add a splash of cranberry juice.


  • Drink herbal tea after dinner.  It's a great way to relax, keep your mind from wandering to the pantry and it gets some extra water in.

  • Drink sparkling water.  I LOVE soda.  And I drink a lot of it. That's tons of great options these days.

    So drop what you're doing and drink a glass of water.  

    Like.  NOW.

    Ok... done?   Good.

Now. Set a goal for the week and every time you achieve your water goal for the day. Write it down on your calendar. Give yourself a HABIT check!