You know that diet and exercise are essential when it comes to creating your best body, but you may be overlooking other techniques for getting into the best shape- even while stuck at home!
Try out the following 13 simple habits and watch as your body transforms.
1. Eat a Smart Breakfast.
Most people load up on carbohydrates and simple sugars for breakfast. Cereal, pastries, smoothies and juice are all poor choices when it comes to starting your day off right. Center your breakfast around protein and healthy fat, and you'll have the energy you need. Try a protein shake, eggs, lean breakfast meat, or a handful of nuts.
2. Get More Sleep.
If you're not getting at least 8 hours of sleep each night, then you're selling yourself short, particularly if you've reached a plateau with weight loss. Give your body the 8 hours of sleep each night and make weight loss easier.
3. Just Do It.
If you're ready to achieve your best body ever, then dig down deep and commit. As Woody Allen famously said, "80% of success is showing up." This is absolutely true when it comes to fitness. Show up to your workout even if you're tired, and yes, even if you'd rather be doing something else. Just do it.
4. Plan Ahead.
Take one day each week to plan your healthy meals for the following week. You don't have to do all the shopping and cooking on that day, simply, jot down what you plan to eat. This small act of planning will keep you on track with healthy meals, even when the week gets crazy busy.
5. Should You Cut Out Gluten?
Not everybody, but some people have a certain level of sensitivity to gluten, which causes intestinal inflammation and bloating. (Rather than assuming a self-diagnosis, confirm your sensitivity level with your dietitian, nutritionist or Doctor). Bread is not the devil, regardless, gluten-filled foods are typically high in carbohydrates, which contribute to weight gain. When you cut gluten-filled items from your diet, don't fall into the trap of simply replacing those items with other high-carb things. Choose non-packaged, whole foods instead.
6. Believe In Yourself.
Do you believe that you have what it takes to transform your body? If you want to succeed in shedding unwanted body fat and inches, then you have to believe that it's possible. Give yourself a pep talk and dig down deep for the courage and discipline to apply these healthy changes to your life.
7. Eat Less Dairy.
Dairy products like cheese or cream add extra fat and calories to your meals. Pass on the dairy, and you'll eliminate unnecessary calories, making weight loss quicker.
8. Sleep and Wake at the Same Time.
This tip sounds so simple, and yet it's a powerful way to increase your daily energy. Get your body on a schedule and watch how much more productive and energetic you become.
9. Include Veggies at Every Meal.
Most people aren't too crazy about vegetables, and probably eat less than they should. Make it a point to include a plant-based item with each of your meals – even breakfast. The increase in fibre and other nutrients will give your body that extra boost that you're looking for.
10. Ditch Packaged Food.
Throw out those packaged foods! That is one of the easiest things you can do to achieve quicker weight loss results. Packaged foods contain chemicals and additives that will slow your fitness results.
11. Drink More Water.
Being hydrated is vital when it comes to creating your best body. Drink water throughout your day and limit caffeinated beverages to once daily.
12. Forget Artificial Sweeteners.
Sure, these sweeteners don't contain calories, but they are known to increase your appetite and cravings for carbohydrates. In the quest for your best body, put down the diet soda and reach instead for some water.
13. Exercise With a Pro.
So there you have it, 13 tips that will take your results up a notch.
If you haven't joined one of my (on-line or off) programs yet, now is a great time to start. Together we will get you focused on your goals with my results-driven method.
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