When you’re running around like a crazy person, it’s so handy to grab fast food, and whatever is on the desks at work. Problem is – those foods will leave you feeling sluggish and make you more prone to getting sick. And we don’t have time for that right now, do we? We need every bit of energy we can muster!
Here are 10 tips for getting through all those hectic days without gaining 100 pounds, losing energy, or getting sick. You might even lose a few pounds!
1. Drink 8 glasses of water throughout the day.
* It fills you.
* It satisfies your thirst, which is often mistaken for hunger.
* It flushes out toxins and wastes (including fat) from your system.
* It keeps your organs working their best, which means they can absorb nutrients, get rid of the garbage, your skin will look better, you’ll think better, you’ll have more energy, your immune system will be stronger, and you’ll burn more calories.
2. Make 5 a Priority.
Even if you change nothing else, make eating at least 5 servings of vegetables and fruits a priority each day. At mealtime, eat the fruits and vegetables first, leaving less room for the worse things on your plate. You’ll be surprised at how big a difference this one little change will make.
3. Eat Something From Every Food Group Every Day.
Your body needs all sorts of foods to operate its best, including fats and some sugar. The better your body works, the better you feel, and the more calories you burn. Be leery of any diet that tells you to eliminate an entire food group. It’s not healthy, and it will be hard to stick with.
4. Added Nutrition.
At a minimum, take a good vitamin and mineral supplement everyday. It’s almost impossible to get every single nutrient your body needs everyday just by diet alone. Besides, who has the time to spend counting calories and nutrients?
5. Get Some Sort Of Exercise Every Day.
Take a walk, take the stairs, vacuum, dance, just get moving. Even if it’s 10-minute spurts a few times a day. It doesn’t have to be earth shattering. Exercise helps you beat stress, strengthens your immunity and your bones along with your muscles.
6. Eat Fresh Food.
Fast food and prepared foods have a lot of saturated fat, salt, chemicals, and they don’t taste all that great. Cooking healthy is really very fast and easy. Use lots of raw vegetables and fruits. No cooking required! You’ll feel so much better and have a lot more energy. Just plan ahead so you have fresh food easily avaliable for the day.
7. Get Enough Sleep.
Your body repairs itself while you sleep. You’re even burning calories! When you don’t get enough sleep, you tend to compensate by eating a lot of empty calories that further drain your energy.
8. Try Not To Over Schedule Yourself.
When you’re running around like crazy it’s too easy to just grab junk food – which only drains your energy even more.
9. Eat All Day.
The secret is to keep your body fueled all day. Most people make the mistake of not eating all day, and then eating too much at night when you’re not going to do enough to burn it off. (But stop eating when you’re full.)
10. Stop Eating a Couple of Hours Before Bed.
If you feel hungry at bedtime, have a piece of cheese and a few baked crackers just to take the edge off. It’s actually not good to go to bed hungry. But stay away from sugar and caffeine before bed.
The truth is, it’s not that hard to lose weight and stay healthy. Just by following these 10 simple tips you will start losing weight almost effortlessly and you’ll find you’ll have more energy and you won’t be getting sick as often. Who has time to be sick now?
Want to speed up your weight loss even more? Cut our saturated fats and pop, and get more exercise. The whole key to losing weight is to burn more than you take in. In time, once you’ve mastered better eating habits, you can make it mathematically impossible to gain weight.