The science and knowledge of our bodies has advanced, we now know just what it takes to lose weight and keep it away for good. As a result, we’ve compiled seven of the best tips so you can get started today!
Water, Water, Water – Ever been told to drink ‘x’ amount of liters of water per day? In truth, we probably all have but do you know why? Ultimately, water contributes to a number of bodily functions since it makes up half of our bodies. From reducing hunger to carrying nutrients to cells, you should be maintaining your water levels each day.
All About the Fiber – Firstly, millions of Americans suffer from digestive issues every year, and this is because the Western diet has a distinct lack of fiber. As well as the digestive system, fiber also affects your weight so lose the peeled potatoes, white flour, and white rice (these contain no fiber). Instead, make the change to quinoa, multigrain, and brown rice.
Burn Those Calories – Although there might be ‘diets’ that claim you don’t need to exercise, sustainable weight loss will always come from a combination of exercise and dieting. As long as you burn more calories than you consume, you will lose weight, and this is simple science. When you’re finally happy with your weight, these two factors need to level out.
Balanced Exercise Plan – At first, going for a run every day will be fantastic for your body, but its effectiveness will soon disappear. Therefore, you should be looking to vary your exercises by introducing focused workout routines. For example, cardiovascular work should be combined with strengthening as well as stretching exercises. Once you do this, the results will come even quicker because your body won’t know what’s coming next and the calories will keep burning.
Increase All Activity – Did you know a change of habits can lead to greater success? For example, why drive to work when it’s within walking distance? If you start walking, cycling, using the stairs instead of the lift, and make other simple changes like this, your metabolism will increase, your mind can refresh, and your body will thank you in the long-run.
Take Care of the Mind – Overall health isn’t just about the physical aspect but also your mental and emotional wellbeing. Therefore, you need to look after your mind and attend mental health counseling if ever required. Over time, you should become happy with who you are and have a healthy relationship with yourself, but this can only be achieved with the right building blocks. Whether you do it alone or with the help of counselors, friends, and family members, this will be unique to you.
Get Good Rest – In today’s world, sleep is one of the most undervalued things in the world. Despite this natural process being so pivotal to our health, many of us stay up late, get up early in the morning, and reach a state of constant tiredness. During sleep, our bodies and minds have a chance to completely switch off and recharge the batteries. If you don’t get sufficient amounts, you put your body and mind under unnecessary stress so start some positive habits today to unwind. For example, leading up to bedtime you might listen to classical music, have a bath, drop all technology, eat no food, etc.
There we have it, seven excellent tips for sustainable weight-loss, so it stays off in the future. Once you get into these habits, it allows you to be healthier and therefore happier from within which is a great foundation from which you can start your new life! Need a nutrition plan? Joining the ShesTough™ program includes a nutritional meal plan. Click HERE to join!