With Spring right around the corner, our thoughts turn to spending time outdoors, becoming more active, and oh-no! getting rid of winter flab! Don’t panic, 90 days is all it takes to buckle down and change your routine towards living a healthier life! If you’re not sure where to start, read on for 5 simple, free tips to reduce bloating, curb cravings and boost your energy! It’s not always what we eat, but HOW we eat that can make all the difference.
Chew, Chew, Chew, and Chew Some More!
Most people only chew their food 3 times before swallowing. Our saliva contains enzymes that help to break food down and allow our bodies to absorb nutrients. If you only chew a couple times then swallow, you won’t have the benefit of these enzymes. Your stomach will then have to work harder to break your food down and you won’t get those energy-boosting nutrients. If you only chew a couple times, you also run the risk of experiencing bloating, cramping and IBS. Chew your food at least 15-20 times before swallowing.
Eat With All Your Senses
While you are chewing, be mindful of the taste, texture, smell and visual appeal of your food. Many people eat mindlessly, shoving food into their mouth while watching tv, scrolling through Facebook or driving. When you start considering your food more mindfully, you may discover that unhealthy, boxed or pre-packaged meals have little taste, and are unappealing. By simply being mindful of what you put into your body, you will automatically start to make healthier, more conscious choices for yourself.
Think First, Eat Later
Have you ever been so hungry you could eat anything? When we are starving, we will grab at anything-a box of crackers, a bag of chips, fast food, and so on, just to satisfy the hunger. But if you plan ahead, at least an hour before you are actually hungry, then you will make much healthier choices. Meal planning and preparation will make a huge impact on your health plan and will contribute greatly to reducing unhealthy snacking, sugar cravings and will definitely boost your energy and excitement around your new healthy lifestyle.
Tune In To Your Body
Every magazine has a different headline as to what diet or exercise routine is best. But really, your own body knows what is best for you. Listen to that little craving your body has for movement. Maybe it’s as simple as stretching for a few minutes after you wake up and before lunch. Maybe your body wants to ride a bike like when you were a kid or splash in a pool. However your body wants you to move, honour that!
Find an Accountability Partner
It’s so easy to slip into old patterns if we don’t set ourselves up for success. Think of yourself as a pioneer, cutting a new path through unmapped territory. It’s going to be difficult at first, but as you continually make your way down the same path, those obstacles will be removed and the path will become easier. A partner or coach can help you navigate obstacles, set goals and keep you on track towards your health plan.
Are You Still Craving More?
If you are really ready to change your health for the better and make a positive impact on your life, book your FREE Breakthrough Discovery call with LesadaHealth. During this 30 minute call, you will find out what has been holding you back from achieving your goals, develop a new action plan that you can get excited about and have some powerful breakthrough moments surrounding your current beliefs. BOOK YOUR FREE CALL NOW!