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A Few Tips On Being Healthy

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There are many diets and fads out there these days, ranging from the atkin’s diet to ph miracle diet. Not to say either of these are wrong, it’s simply difficult to know which one is the healthiest choice or which one will give the most benefits.

Regardless of what new technology and research continue to introduce to society in this modern era, among all the diets that fade in and out, there will always be the old, traditional theories will stand the test of time.

So if you are among those that are skeptical of temporary diets and fads, stick to the following 4 health tips and you’ll lose weight, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Before we begin to explore these points you need to change your perspective. Diets don’t work. Why? Because they are TEMPORARY. If you want to change your life and make it last, you have to pick a LIFESTYLE. The following four principles are things that you should and can easily do for the rest of your life.

Principle #1: Water Boy

Your body needs to stay hydrated! Water makes up 60-75% of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. Staying hydrated can reduce risks of kidney stones, keep joints lubricated, and prevent and reduce the instensity of colds and flu and reduce constipation. Drink a large glass of water before and after EVERY meal. This will give you the daily water you need as well as curb your hunger to help with portion control.

Principle #2: Punching Portions

Our body needs a lot less food than we think it does. America has been plagued with an addiction to huge portions and sometimes that’s still not enough so they super size their meals. Take your fist and use it as your portion control guide for food groups such as meat, grains, fruits and veggies and try to share desserts with a friend. Often times the reason why we take second servings is because our body hasn’t registered that we have eaten. If you eat slowly, and partake of your food with all five senses, I guarantee you will feel satisfied after eating one serving of your food.

Principle #3: Eat great, but NOT late

Your biggest, most dense meal of the day should be at lunch time. This is the time of day when you are up and about, burning the most calories. If you eat a lot at night, your body has no time to burn it off and its left to sit and turn to fat. Pick a time close to when you finish dinner,like 7 or 8 p.m. and don’t eat any later. This will allow your body to digest completely and cleanse itself of all its toxins.

Principle #4: Love Exercise

Get in the habit of being active! Whether its waking up at the crack of dawn and going for a brisk walk, going to the gym, or playing soccer with your kids- stay active! If you can make physical activity or exercise apart of your daily routine, there is no doubt that you will look and feel better for your whole life.

So like I said, if you are skeptical of all the hype on different diets, stick to the basics! I promise they work.

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