- Drink more water!
Drinking more water has been proven to help with weight loss, skin issues, and overall health. The amount of water you should drink depends on age, weight, and activity level. There are several calculators online to help you figure out how much you should be drinking everyday! Use this one here.
2. Measure everything!
Most people think when being healthy or losing weight they can eat/drink whatever they want as long as it is healthy. This is not true! Measure out one serving of the food you will eat. The nutrition label means nothing if you are having five times the amount listed on the label. An easy way to keep track of your food is by using my fitness pal. This can also be downloaded as an app onto your phone for portable tracking.
3. Work Out!
Working out means different things to different people. Some people like to lift weights, do cardio, yoga, or a combination of everything. Find what you like to do and do it! Youtube has great videos for at home workouts or join a gym. Do not be afraid to switch it up so you do not get bored. Go for walks, ride your bike, sign up for fitness classes. Just get active and have fun with it.
4. Schedule, Schedule, Schedule!
Schedule everything! Everyone’s life is busy, but to make things easier on yourself schedule in your workouts, your meals and even your water. Workouts are easier to schedule than meals and water. Plan meals around your events. If you are going out to dinner one evening, plan a lighter breakfast before work, a small snack and light lunch during work! Then you don’t have to feel bad for eating out later! For water intake set small goals through out the day. For example,make a goal to drink 20 oz before 10 a.m. and another 20 oz after your lunch. An easy way to track water intake is the thermos smart lid this tech-savy water bottle connects to your iPhone through an app.
5. Track Macros!
Macronutrients are important when trying to be healthy! This one takes a little more explaining so I will make a separate post just about macronutrients. Until then refer to this page. I will try to make it as easy to understand as possible!