Is it accurate to say that you are prepared to make some solid propensities for weight reduction? How about we do it.
I genuinely trust that sound weight reduction is tied in with including one positive propensity after another. In this post I need to share 10 positive propensities that are helping me accomplish my optimal weight.
HEALTHY HABIT 1 – GET WALKING
1. Make walking a part of your life – I do get a little lazy with this one now and then but I know when I’m walking daily and doing 10,000+ steps most days, I lose weight and feel much more toned. I find that 2 x 15-20 minutes walks plus my normal daily activity will usually push me over the 10,000 steps mark.
I honestly think that for me, this is the thing that makes the biggest difference to my weight loss.
HEALTHY HABIT 2 – DRINK UP
Drinking water is a fabulous habit. I used to be a big Pepsi Max drinker. I still drink it but nowhere near as much as I used to. Usually, if I go out for a meal or something like that but not a couple a day or more like it used to be.
The habit I’d love you to start with is to drink a glass of water when you first get up. Then try adding a glass of water with each meal. Gradually building the habit of drinking more water and less of everything else.
HEALTHY HABIT 3 – ADD VEGGIES TO EVERY MEAL
Okay, I don’t always add veggies to breakfast, but I do try to add some veggies to every main meal or have some veggies as a starter. Sometimes this will be as simple as a few veggie sticks whilst the main meal is cooking. Search for tips to add veggies to meals too. For example, in a spaghetti bolognese, I can add, onions, mushrooms, different colour peppers…
I add sweet potato, onion, broccoli, cauliflower… to my curry’s
HEALTHY HABIT 4 – EAT FRUIT EVERY DAY
This one’s super easy for me. I love my fruit. I try to limit it to 2-3 a day and instead fill up on veggies. In my opinion, fruit is the best fast food available.
HEALTHY HABIT 5 – ADD MORE AND MORE ACTIVITY TO YOUR NORMAL DAY TO DAY LIFE
Whilst, of course, going to the gym or exercise classes are great, this habit is about finding ways to add more and more activity to your daily life. For example. I now don’t use my laundry basket. I take one item at a time from my washing machine and take it out to the wash line. I can easily clock up a good 3000+ steps a day on a busy wash day where I’m doing a few loads. I do the same when I’m bringing the washing in too. I take the stairs rather than a lift, I park further away in a car park instead of finding the space the closest to the shop. I take a bucket to do some weeding which needs regular emptying… Those few extra steps really do add up over the course of the day.
HEALTHY HABIT 6 – USE A PEDOMETER
This ties in with the walking habit, but I find if I use a pedometer, I push myself to get past that 10,000 goal. I get up from my work more often and get moving. When I don’t have it on, I get lazy and can easily sit for hours without moving around.
HEALTHY HABIT 7 – FIND A SUPPORT COMMUNITY
No-one wants to feel alone and unsupported, especially when we’re trying to make a big lifestyle change. You are welcome to join my Facebook group Find a local support group, find friends who will support you… I’m often asked if I support groups like Weight Watchers and Slimming World. The answer is definitely yes, I do, mostly because they give you that strong support system and I think that’s really important.
HEALTHY HABIT 8 – VISUALIZE YOURSELF AT YOUR IDEAL WEIGHT
Visualizing is a really positive activity. I recommend that you make this a daily habit. Some people tell me that they can’t visualize. The truth is we all can, it’s just we’re not all used to it. Give it a go. Head to YouTube and search guided visualizations for weight loss. Enjoy taking this time out of your day.
HEALTHY HABIT 9 – USE AFFIRMATIONS TO STAY POSITIVE
Affirmations are a superb way to keep your thoughts positive – Affirmations are positive statements we say to ourselves.
I am choosing healthy options for myself now
I am getting fitter every day
I am eating healthier all the time now
HEALTHY HABIT 10 – MAKE SMALL CHANGES TO YOUR DIET
Search for little changes you can make to your current eating routine as opposed to going on a full out eating regimen change. For instance, on the off chance that you by and large have cake at 11 am with some tea, would you be able to locate a more beneficial alternative from your ordinary decision. Possibly a custom made form rather than a shop purchased cake and locate a sound formula. Would you be able to swap white bread, rice, and pasta for wholemeal forms? Would you be able to swap shop purchased crisps for home-prepared veggie crisps or veggie sticks?