Making Lifestyle Changes That Last

//Making Lifestyle Changes That Last

Making Lifestyle Changes That Last

Here we are, five weeks after New Year’s and let’s be honest, our motivation to a healthier you in 2018 has dwindled. Start small and make a few simple weight loss and exercise changes each day. These small changes can add up over time to give you a big health boost *consult a physician before exercising.

  • Make a plan that will stick – be realistic.
  • Write everything down – meals and exercises to stay on track.
  • Involve a buddy for support to share your struggles and successes.
  • Consider joining a support group if your trying to quit smoking.
  • Add 5 more grams of fiber to your daily plan.
  • Cut out refined carbohydrates, such as white bread, white rice, and sweets.
  • Avoid foods with trans-fats.
  • Add two more servings of veggies at lunch and dinner.
  • Enjoy a small piece of fruit with your breakfast or lunch.
  • Drink three more glasses of water each day.
  • Limit your caffeine and alcoholic drinks.
  • Add 10 minutes of walking to your daily exercise regimen.
  • Wake up 15 minutes earlier and walk before work.
  • Take a walk on your lunch break.
  • Plan healthy snacks in your daily diet to prevent binges.
  • Allow a treat once a week without feeling guilty. Have a “TASTYKAKE white frosted HONEY BUN” every Sunday, and enjoy every bite.
  • Don’t just sit there, be physically active while watching TV – walk or run in place during commercials or every 15 minutes for 3 minutes at your level.
  • Choose whole grains. Try brown rice instead of white. Switch to whole wheat pasta.
  • Choose lean proteins like poultry, fish, beans, and legumes.
  • Cut down on processed foods, sugar, salt, and saturated fat.
  • Restaurant Dining – have a salad as your appetizer with light or fat free dressing on the side, ask for an extra side of vegetables to go with your grilled chicken, fish or lean steak.
  • Remember why you started and expect occasional lapses.
  • Don’t Stop, resolve to recover and get back on track.

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By | 2018-02-08T15:02:07+00:00 February 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments
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