As we approach the summer months, many will be thinking about the way their body looks. In order to achieve the look we desire though, is it really necessary to go on the Cabbage Leaf Diet? Or start drastically cutting out all the things we love eating? Well, these may well work short term but the chances of them working long term are very slim. Everyone needs a certain amount of calories per day just to survive; and I am a massive believer that food is to be enjoyed.
Here are some tips on how you can tweak things over the next couple of months, to not only look better but to feel more confident and healthy.
If you want to stop drinking so many sodas, try replacing your morning soda with a glass of water on day one; day 2 replace two with water (or another healthy alternative, be aware of natural fruit juices as they are extremely high in natural sugar) and so on and so forth. By gradually weaning yourself off the soda the chances of succeeding are statistically much higher.
If smoking is the vice you want to crack (and this is a big one) you might find our section on Essential Oils useful.
Make an effort to sit down at the table each day so that you are actually aware of what you are putting into your mouth. The result of which will give you more enjoyment out of your food and with your brain being aware of what is going in, the signal of feeling full will kick in much sooner, avoiding overeating. This is true for cravings too – don’t deny yourself that chocolate bar, but make a promise to yourself that the next time you reach for one, sit down and look at every mouthful you are eating. This is a very simple change but very powerful. Although you may want to catch up on your favorite television programme, remember this is about your health and can anything be more important than that?
Record what you eat, and then at the end of the week be brutally honest with yourself. A good tip is to simply take a photo of your food before eating it, it saves time in writing it down and therefore is more likely to be a true representation.
Let me know how you get on!
I am a busy mum of two teenage boys, and between them and work I am forever running around. I have always been interested in fitness, and I make sure that exercise features regularly in my life. However many of my friends are not into fitness like me, yet want to be healthy. I want to help people make healthy lifestyle choices which will impact on their fitness, without necessarily feeling the need to throw themselves full force into exercise.