7 Ideas to Better Your Lifestyle
by Jessica Hinton on 03/14/17
Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle is rather easy. There are really those 7 question that pop into my head each time I talk to a client;
How much water do you drink?
Do you over or under eat?
What color is your food?
How about protein?
How often are you active through the week
How are your sleep patterns?
How interested are you REALLY in changing your lifestyle?
1. WATER, WATER, WATER!!
Let's cut to the chase, our bodies are made up of 60%-70% water depending on gender. Studies show the proper amount of water intake can be calculated by taking your body weight and divide it by 2. The answer to this simple equation is how many ounces of water you should be in-taking daily.
EXAMPLE; Sally weighs 160 pounds divide that by 2 = 80 ounces
Water can be boring, I get it! Try infusing it with your fav fruit or use an Essetial Oil! Lemon, peppermint and ginger all have fantastic health benefits. Drinking warm lemon or peppermint water within the first 10 minutes of waking will help jump start your metabolism and get your digestive track moving. Drinking a glass of water before a meal will also help prevent over eating
2. Portion Control
Over eating is so easy to do, a couple great tips I can leave you with is
*Do not over load your plate or you will feel obligated to finish
*Do not pre-load your fork. This causes you to eat faster, so try
setting your fork down between bites. This will give your brain
time to signal the stomach that it is full.
3. Eat the Rainbow
No, I do not mean the red bagged candies either! Consume a variety of colors when it comes to fruits & veggies to help fill all nutritional gaps!
Veggie Ideas Fruit IdeasEgg Plant KiwiCucumbers OrangesSpinach ApplesRed Pepper GrapesOrange Peppers PineappleYellow Peppers BlueberriesKale PeachesRainbow Carrots Mango
4. LEAN Meat
All proteins contain amino acids that are broken down by the enzymes in your digestive system. These important amino acids are key essentials to living an over all healthier lifestyle.
90/10 Ground Beef
Pork (loin or leg cut)
YES, I SAID IT!! It's important to get up and get active. My mom always said "Get up and get the blood flowing" Well, momma was right, as usual. Think of exercising as a DETOX! It removes toxins from the body and replaces those toxins with a new healthy blood supply. Everyone can squeeze a 15-30 minute FULL BODY detox in their daily routine right?? Well not every day but if you want results you gotta put in the work.
7 hours of sleep is a MUST! Lack of sleep causes the Stress Hormones Cortisol & Ghrelin to rise. These stress hormones encourages our brain to crave unhealthy treats and sugary drinks. Try hitting the sack a little earlier and sleep in when you can!
Get in the HABIT of eating healthy. Get in the habit of drinking lots of water. Get in the habit of sleeping 7 hrs a night. Get in the habit of exercising!! Embrace these simple steps, create a routine, try and stay away from alcohol and put your HEALTH FIRST. Get rid of the idea that this is a DIET and know this is a LIFESTYLE change.