10 Small Changes To A Healthier You
Change doesn’t happen overnight and it takes a lot of dedication and hard work. One thing that you need to remember is that you should make these changes for life, not just a quick fix to losing fat then going back to your old ways.
Below are some smart swaps which lead the way to a healthier and happier life!
1. Use Olive Oil instead of Butter
When cooking use light olive oil instead of butter, you’ll save calories as well as having better nutrients in your body.
2. Eat slowly
It takes your body 20 minutes to realise it’s full. By eating slower, you’re less likely to overeat.
3. Instead of lounging around on the couch on a Sunday, plan an activity day with your friends or family!
Plan a fun activity date, like a hike, a game of football or tennis. This is a great way to bond with your friends and family as well as burning calories!
4. Get more sleep
Aim for at least 7 hours of sleep – helps muscles recover faster, the brain work better, and makes you less likely to overeat.
5. Park far away from the entrance and walk – when an elevator is available, always take the stairs
The less time you spend sitting, the better it is for your body, especially if you are aiming to lose weight!
6. If you’re making a sandwich, instead of butter use avocado
Contains more nutrients than butter such as healthy fats and fibre!
7. Reach for mustard and salsa instead of ketchup and mayo
Mustard and salsa have fewer calories, more nutrients, and usually less sugar.
8. Replace refined carbs (white bread, white rice) with wholegrain versions
Whole grains have more fibre and more nutrients and absorb slower, which means longer lasting energy.
9. Swap fizzy drink with green teas or add lemon and lime wedges to your water
You’ll save hundreds of calories and won’t be drinking any nasty chemicals – keep it clean.
10. Instead of rewarding yourself with food, reward yourself with new clothes!
It’s a great way to train your brain to stop rewarding your body with food, as well as having a lovely new wardrobe when you reach your new goals!
It’s important to measure your progress once you have started making these changes. This will have a massive impact on you and how you feel and it will definitely keep you motivated. Don’t just jump on the scales. Have a read of Ways To Measure Progress post, for different methods.