Part of going for your goal is making your desk a launchpad for success. Surround yourself with images and words that inspire and motivate you, and which help create a larger vision for yourself and your life. Make it a place you want to be.
Since it's difficult to get your fill of vitamin D solely through food sources and sunlight exposure, Kathie Swift, R.D. -- founder of MyFoundationDiet.com -- recommends taking 1,000 IU in supplement form daily. "Vitamin D does just about everything except clean windows," she says.
The sunshine vitamin may help defend against heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis. And for those who don't eat fish, Swift also suggests taking one or two grams of docosahexaenoic acid (or DHA) in supplement form daily.
Banish the following permanently from your diet: Artificial sweeteners, artificial colorings, high-fructose corn syrup, GMOs, nitrates (found in processed deli meats and most bacon), and foods with a high pesticide load. Our Week 3 and 4 recipes will help keep you focused on fresh, natural, and whole foods.
Try whole-wheat linguine tossed with almonds, parsley, lemon juice, and almond or olive oil.