Five Ways to Lead a Healthier Life


Glass of Water

Gabrielle Reece of Yahoo Health has these great hints and tips for living a healthier lifestyle!

1. Drink only water, with the exception of your beloved coffee in the morning. According to studies, this would eliminate 20% of our caloric intake and help all of our body functions run more smoothly.

 

2. Cut down your portions

I’m not even going to say what to eat and not eat. I’m just saying if you are having that sub at lunch cut it in half. We all overeat, so just eat until you are full. I’ts difficult to do, so halve the food and get it away from you. If it’s sitting there you will want to eat it.

 

3. Don’t skip breakfast

You will have a 70% chance of overeating throughout your day if you skip breakfast.

 

4. Keep a food journal

This will help you see exactly what you are eating and when. You will even be able to see patterns of grabbing food at stressful moments, etc. Journaling just makes you aware and in charge of your food–not the other way around.

 

5. If you can avoid it, don’t eat after 7 p.m.

On business dinners or birthday gatherings don’t worry about it. But when you can, try to finish eating earlier in the day.

 

These are great tips for anyone wanting to be healthier. This is a great start, along with cutting out processed foods, cutting down meats, increasing your vegetable intake (minus the starchy, carb-loaded vegetables). Another great tip is to walk at least 30 minutes per day! Good luck!

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