If you still feel lazy to get your ass off that chair and go to the gym or go jogging in the morning, these small changes might be good for a start, and you will see a big difference. New month new resolution.
Drink more water –It sounds simple, but it works. Water helps one loose weight, by keeping you feeling full so you’ll eat less. Besides it flushes out toxins.
Make breakfast a priority- Keep it simple, try whole grain cereals with non-fat milk and fruit. Or whole wheat toast, with peanut butter and a banana.
Get more sleep – Getting enough sleep helps your body fight illness like the cold or flu. Sleep 7 to 8 hours for a healthier you.
Keep a food journal- Keeping track of what your intake makes you aware of what you are eating. It also helps you identify specific food habits and where you can make healthy changes.
Go for a walk- When it comes to exercise, walking is free it requires no special equipment and can be done anywhere. You 30 minutes of walking at a brisk pace five days a week.
Eat your fruits and veggies-Low in calories and full of fiber, you can’t go wrong eating more of those nutrients. You’ll have an easier time maintaining a healthy weight and also a lower risk of heart disease & diabetes. Fill half of your plate with fruits and veggies.
Downsize your plates-If you have a problem with eating too much at once, trade your large plate for smaller one to cut portions and save calories. Your plate will look full and satisfying.
Go meatless- You don’t have to give up meat altogether, but make a plan to go meatless one or two meals a week for better health.
Find a workout buddy- Working out with a friend may increase your motivation to exercise. It makes exercise more fun when you add a social element to them.
Savor your meal- Perfect the art of slow eating, it takes your body 20 minutes to send out signals of fullness. Taking your time when eating helps you eat fewer calories and leaves you feeling more satisfied.
Unplug and unwind-The constant buzz of phones and emails messages, makes it hard to relax. Research shows that heavy technology use may lead to an increased risk of depression, stress and sleep disorders. Make time to put the technology away and make time for yourself and loved ones.
Don’t skip meals- Don’t let your social calendar way down all your efforts, you may be tempted to skip lunch or dinner in an attempt to save room for party food, but it may backfire. Skipping meals lead to extreme hunger and you may end up eating more than you expected.
N.B: Be consistent, for you to see the changes