10 Tips To Starting A Healthy Lifestyle – With Bonus Tip!
Today is the perfect time to be setting new goals and starting a healthy lifestyle. So if you’re looking to start a new healthy lifestyle and you’re not yet exactly sure how you will do that, just keep reading. You don’t have to force yourself produce dramatic results overnight, start with minor changes and enjoy the process!
STARTING YOUR JOURNEY TO A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IS A LONG COMMITMENT.
Don’t expect results to happen the next day after you wake up. In starting a healthy lifestyle, you have to stay focused, disciplined and committed to successfully meet your health goals.
TIP #1: CUT OUT PROCESSED FOODS.
Go to your kitchen and get rid of all junk and processed foods. You need to establish what your unhealthy eating habits are, what are the things you want to change, and the unhealthy things that you know you’re doing. One of the ways for you to start eating naturally is to make smoothies or juices made of fruits, vegetables or even mixed. You can buy fresh juice or you can make one yourself. You can use whatever you like to bring vitamins and nutrients into your body. Naturally-made smoothies and juices seriously taste so good that you can’t even taste the green. Smoothies and juices are great ways to fuel up and nourish your body, and what’s awesome about them is that they are already blended up so they give your digestive system a little bit of a break.
TIP #2: REPLACE SODA WITH TEA OR CARBONATED WATER.
You’ll feel immediate results after replacing soda with tea or carbonated water. You’re going more energetic. You won’t always experience tiredness and your blood sugar levels are going to be a lot more stable. Overall, you’ll feel a lot lighter and better when you cut out on soda.
TIP #3: DRINK HALF OF YOUR BODY WEIGHT IN OUNCES PER DAY.
Did you guys know that 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated? That is totally unacceptable. One of the easiest and effective ways to get you make you feel and look your best is to drink more water. So grab your water bottle and dink half of your weight in ounces per day. But if you don’t really like water, you can try spicing up your water by adding lemon or frozen fruits to it. Something to give it a little bit more of a taste. It’s super refreshing and adds a little bit sweetness to your water.
TIP #4: SPEND TIME WITH YOURSELF.
Being healthy goes so much deeper than being in top physical shape. Oftentimes, you overlook your emotional health because you view healthy as a superficial idea limiting it how your body looks. So writing your journal or taking a bubble bath and start taking care of yourself from the inside out.
TIP #5: PLAN YOUR WORKOUT THE NIGHT BEFORE TOGETHER WITH YOUR CLOTHES.
Even exercise goes far beyond of just shaping how your body looks. It helps relieves stress, produce feel good hormones in your body, and even helps with a good night’s sleep. So, plan your workout the night before along with setting up your workout clothes so that you have no excuse when it’s time to start your workout.
TIP #6: GET A GOOD NIGHT’S REST.
When the sun goes down, so should you. As a matter of fact, when you sleep, your body regulates a hunger suppressing hormone called leptin as well as your cortisol levels, which is responsible in keeping your metabolism up. So make you’re getting an adequate rest every night.
TIP #7: DO SOMETHING YOU ACTUALLY ENJOY AND GET MOVING.
The most important thing to remember when creating a habit of a healthy lifestyle is to do something that you love to do. You won’t be simply able to stick to your routine if you’re doing something that you don’t enjoy. So figure out what you like and find what works for you and do what works for you – the healthy way!
TIP #8: MAKE YOUR OWN FOOD.
If you make your own food, you know what’s in it. You know that you’re not eating processed foods, and you’re not eating chemicals. You’re basically eating everything that you know that you put in your food. You can look up on some recipes online like preparing healthy meatballs and more, to help you get started.
TIP #9: SET YOUR CHEAT DAY.
A lot of people think that when they’re on a strict diet, they’re restricted to eat only what they’re supposed to eat the whole time. Not true. Having a cheat date set is actually good for your body because you could switch them up a little bit. If you eat almost roughly the same thing every day, it’s good to have a one day as your cheat day to also help keep your body’s metabolism going. You’ll also feel like it’s a treat because you’re rewarding yourself for eating healthy.
TIP #10: CHECK THE LABELS.
When you’re buying your groceries, make sure to check the labels, not just calories. Most people think that it’s just calories. It also what goes into the calories like sodium or saturated fat. So make sure that you look at the labels because you could be thinking that you’re buying healthy food and then you’ll get labels that’s either all chemicals, things you’ve never heard of, or ingredients that are not actually healthy.
BONUS TIP: GET EXCITED.
You have to establish why you want to start a healthy lifestyle. Is the lifestyle you’re having right now isn’t just healthy, and you feel groggy and drained? Are you doing it for your mental health? Are you doing it because you want to feel physically better? No matter what your motives are, just make sure that the whole reason why you feel the need to start a healthy lifestyle is positively pushing yourself to be naturally healthy and fit. Having an optimistic motivation, gives you the right mindset and perspective to get excited and be consistent about the change in your lifestyle.
So what are you waiting for? Start your journey now to healthier and new YOU!