One thing I have know for some time, but have really had a chance to see work, is the power of a daily routine and being consistent! My daily routine, consists of reading my daily devotions and reading whichever personal development book I’m on at the moment! I do all this, while drinking my “Gogo Juice” or coffee (with my favorite sugar free creamer and collagen added)!
Once I am done reading and writing in my prayer journal, I start my workout.
My daily routine consists of more habits than just these two things, while these will make or break my day, other small things play a major role in defining the steps to how I have gotten to where I am, and will continue to take me to where I want to be!
10 Habits Healthy People do
1. Moderation isn’T always Key
For so long we have been told “moderation is key”, well, some of us tend to over do it on the moderation. We need to be making healthy choices at least eighty percent of the time. Healthy choices, not a moderation of unhealthy things, of any amount on your plate, will keep you from gaining weight.
TIP: Try a scale to weigh your food, so that you know how much your actually taking in. This is a great scale!
2. Drinking all. The. Water.
Newbies to weight loss, often times, forget or don’t realize that weight gain can come from more than food intake, but also liquid intake. Not only do sodas (diet or regular) contain a great deal of calories, they contain caffeine and sugars, which are horrible for your body and even your skin. Cutting sugars and great amounts of caffeine out of your life, will help you so much.
Water is the absolute best drink we can have.
We should be drinking half our body weight in ounces! If you weigh one hundred and eighty pounds, you should be drinking around ninety three ounces of water a day.
TIP: choose a cute water bottle that will hold the entire amount of water you need to consume, daily. This is one of my favorites.
3. CHeck in with your doctor
While loosing weight may be your main goal, checking your over all health should be a priority, as well. Doing so, may help you find what may be causing you to not loose weight, like an under active thyroid.
4. Curbing ImpUlses or cravings
Impulses affect us all, even if you think your impulses have nothing do with eating habits. Shopping habits, eating habits or even impulsive behavior all have a connection to weight gain and loss. These urges may affect a person’s ability to manage their eating and not binge.
Getting control of your impulses in other areas of life will make it easier to keep your eating and snacking under control, and stopping the pounds from packing on.
5. Regular exErcise
Exercise is good for the body as a whole. Good for your mind too.
A healthy diet and consistent excercising (daily or even three to five days a week), will help keep the weight off!
Workout with me!
6. Understanding good and bad weight
If your exercising regularly and are lifting heavy (as we women should!), you could get frustrated very easily when you are still gaining weight, slowly.
Weight gain is not always bad.
You could be experiencing weight gain (slight amount) for various reasons, one being that you are concerting fat to muscle.
7. Appreciating a relapse
It is completely normal and part of human nature to splurge, or to “fall off the wagon”.
You pick up, right where you left off. You don’t beat yourself up about it!
8. Cut. Out. Sugar.
A major cause in weight gain, is sugar.
Sugar is super dense in calories.
If hou cant seem to quit the sweets, try some fruit instead (there’s that healthy moderation). Fruit have tons of vitamins and natural oxidants, and they contain natural sugars!
9. Stop comparing
Im guilty of this. Your guilty of this.
What we need to remind ourselves, daily, is that everybody is different. Genetics and metabolism affect how much a person gains or looses weight, as well as how quickly!
Focus on you. Learn to love yourself and stop idealizing everyone else.
Doing this, you will find your progress more rewarding and hopefully have more self appreciation!
10. Rest up!
It is hugely suggested that activity is the only thing responsible for weight loss. That’s a major misconception.
Rest and sleep are just as important in keeping yourself in good physical and mental health.
Sleep is the basis of any good health routine!
Hope these tips and suggestions helped you, some are great reminders to help us get back on track and stay on track!
Still struggling, I would love to chat with you and see if we can figure out what the problem is in your weight loss routine!
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