Simple daily adjustments can make or break your new healthy lifestyle.
Losing weight isn't all about the science of nutrition. Sometimes the answers are easier than you would think. Simple adjustments to your daily routine can sometimes be the deciding factor between losing weight and plateauing. I HIGHLY recommend that you incorporate these suggestions into your daily life.
Drink tons of water.
You should be drinking half of your body weight in ounces per day.
Yes, it's easier said than done, but you should be getting somewhere around 8 hours of sleep every night.
It takes your brain 20 minutes to realize that you're full. Eat slowly, drink water, and have a conversation while you eat! Try buying smaller sized paper plates so you can't load up more than you should be eating per serving. The general rule of thumb is to try and keep your meals approximately the size of your fist; which in turn is very close to the size of your stomach.
You should be eating at least 5 times a day. Yes, 5 times. It speeds up your metabolism, your body is constantly burning calories from digesting your food, and you never go hungry!
As we're sure your mom probably told you, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It jump starts your metabolism, helps you keep your cravings under control and gives you energy to start your day the right way.
Cook at home.
Use whole ingredients, and know what's in your food. Don't be fooled by food labels or restaurants 'healthy' dishes. Most of the time, 'low-fat' really just means high sugar.
Keep track of what you eat.
Stay accountable for what your eating, it helps you keep a handle on the foods you're putting in your body. Start a food journal or download a food tracking app and keep up with it everyday. You'll eventually start to see patterns and be able to make changes.
Healthy living, simplified.
Even slowly incorporating a few of these practices every week will help you reach your weight loss goals quicker. I encourage you to try them out and would love to hear your feedback as to how they're working for you!