Last night I overheard a conversation that my hubby was having where he mentioned that he "couldn't" eat certain things anymore and it got me thinking. I know he has been a trooper with the whole Paleo switch, especially since I know he's "trying" for my sake. I know he has his own personal goals and amazing determination to achieve them. But I also really felt that the use of the word "couldn't" was his subconscious way of saying this switch was a punishment or a temporary change; instead of the stepping stone to health that it really is. Later in the evening I came to the conclusion that by just changing the words that we use sometimes we can change the way that we think thus impacting our actions. What do I mean by that statement? Well, imagine if every time you thought "I can't eat that" you said "I don't eat that," then your brain might eventually switch to automatically thinking of the food in question differently. Changing avoiding that carb bomb or hot dog or slice of pizza from the negativity of being a battle, to the positivity of being a conscious choice and making healthy eating a choice instead of a "diet" or temporary fix. This concept can be applied to any challenge we face, that stack of weights is too heavy I can't lift it vs. I bet I can lift these weights today; or I have too much homework I'll never finish vs. if I plan my time I know I can finish all this work. I truly feel that life's big accomplishments are a direct result of the little thinks we choose to change in our lives. So today instead of posting a recipe I've posted some food for thought. I'd love to hear your comments.