Every year people make health related resolutions, such as lose weight, stop smoking and join a gym but not many people will succeed, Why? This is because people set the bar way to high and suddenly fall on the first hurdle and beat themselves up for failing.
I was once one of those people who wanted immediate results and if I did not get them I would soon kick my toys out of the pram and suddenly I was back to square one (Sound familiar 😉 ). If you set yourself up to fail you will fail… Its as simple as that no BS its true.
Small steps to improve your health are far more easier to manage, results may take a little longer but you are likely to continue with them throughout the rest of your life. Here are my top ten tips, If you need any help drop me a comment and I will get back to you.
Here are 10 to try:
1. Stop gaining weight.
Even if you gain just a pound or two every year, the extra weight adds up quickly.
Easier said than done right? Wrong… Think about something you have everyday and you know is fattening, replace it with some fruit and then treat yourself at the end of the week with that something
2. Walk more…
Cutdown on the use of transport, use a pedometer to count your daily steps; then add 2,000, the equivalent of one extra mile. Keep adding steps, 1,000 to 2,000 each month or so, until you take 10,000 steps on most days. If you cant get hold of a pedometer why not think about the bus you take to work, why set off 10-15mins earlier and walk to the next Bus stop and do this every week. If you go to work in a car the same principles apply, park the car further away from the office and walk in.
3. Eat breakfast.
Breakfast eaters tend to weigh less and have better diets overall. For a filling and nutrition-packed breakfast, Try Organic rolled oats, 4 chopped apricots, handful of sultanas, slice one small banana and sprinkle with cinnamon and a small drizzle of honey (Organic) replace the milk with coconut milk
4. Have at least one green salad every day.
Eating a salad (with low-fat or fat-free dressing) is filling and may help you eat less during the meal. It also counts toward your five daily portions of vegetables and fruits.
5. Trim the fat.
Fat has a lot of calories, and calories count. Purchase lean meats, eat poultry without the skin, switch to lower-fat cheeses, use a nonstick pan with only a dab of oil or butter.
6. Consider calcium in your diet great for building strong bones
Try coconut milk
7. Early To Bed
Contrary to belief an early nights sleep regularly can have an affect on our bodies and relieve stress, when stress is reduced in can help lose weight.
The smaller the bag, bottle or bowl, the less you will eat.
9. Lose just 5 to 10 percent of your current weight.
The health benefits are huge-lower blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and triglycerides.
10. Keep a food diary of what your eating.
Write down what you eat over the next couple of days and look for problem spots. Often, just writing things down can help you eat less.
If you are a person that lives in Altrincham and may well of tried nutrition and the traditional BootCamps and Slimming clubs but need a bit more encouragement I am always happy to discuss my weight loss journey with you and show you how I helped so many people live a cleaner healthier life.
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