These days everyone is all about finding out how to get thin quick and honestly a lot of those diet programs are not successful and they just provide you food and meals that are not good for you and are not healthy. The only way to truly be healthy and get thin is by eating healthy, homemade foods filled with vitamins and proteins. Sometimes it can be really hard to transition into a living a healthy lifestyle, this can be especially difficult if you live a really unhealthy lifestyle filled with fast food, sweets, and unhealthy beverages. I promise it is possible and you will not regret it, you will feel so much better and in turn…look so much better!
Here is a few tips on how to transition into that healthier lifestyle we all long for…
Replace one sugary/caffeinated beverage with a bottle of water: No matter what you’re drinking whether that be sodas, diet sodas, teas, or juices, nothing is healthier than drinking good old fashioned, plain water. You don’t necessarily have to give up all your delicious drinks but if you give up just one of those drinks and replace it with a bottle of water per day, it has been proven to make a world of difference when it comes to your overall health.
Try to cook at home more often: When you cook at home, you’re more likely to make better choices compared to if you went out and picked something up from the drive thru. Not to mention when you cook at home you can use fresh meats, fresh fruits and vegetables, which will in turn make for a much healthier meal just by simply having more high quality ingredients.
Do at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day: I know exercising can be hard to fit into an everyday routine but you could do just about anything that isn’t sitting there on the couch and have it count as physical activity. Doing 30 minutes of physical activity each day is going to make a world of difference in your strength, health, and overall will make you feel better internally. It can be something as simple as doing jumping jacks or sit ups during the commercials when you’re catching up on your favorite shows at night, instead of fast forwarding through those commercials, use them for health and fitness time.
Eat more fruit and veggies: Fruits and vegetables are so great and so so healthy for you. They can make for a really great side dish and there are so many different ways to cook and eat vegetables. Try replacing a carb or starch filled side dish with a side of vegetables and that will make a world of difference in the health of your meal. If you find yourself hungry between meals, try eating an apple or some celery sticks instead of automatically reaching for those chips!
Switch out basic foods for healthier alternatives: There are a lot of everyday items that you use for meals regularly that you can switch out for alternatives that are just a bit healthier. For example, use wheat bread instead of white bread, use skim milk instead of 2% or whole milk, try baking your chicken and french fries instead of frying them, or even switch out your potato chips with a baked version instead.
I wouldn’t recommend jumping straight into a strictly “healthy” lifestyle, I would recommend just simply slowly transitioning into it and making small steps towards living a healthier lifestyle and slowly it will just come natural to you. If you cut yourself off completely from sweets and junk foods, you’re going to crave it more and are more likely to binge eat and make poor choices.