tips for becoming healthier

1. Start drinking water and work your way up. Calculate how much water you usually drink per day now and add about 10-20 oz. Force yourself to get into the habit of drinking that extra amount for a few weeks or months, until it becomes easy. Then add another 10-20 oz. Your goal should be to easily reach about 64 oz per day, not including if you engage in activity/exercise. 64 oz is the bare minimum – if you exercise a lot or really enjoy the effects of water, I suggest raising that daily interval to about 100 oz. It will get easier to drink at this level once the amazing effects of water start to kick in.

Tips to make this easier:

  • Purchase a 32 oz water bottle (or higher) and carry it EVERYWHERE with you.
  • Try to take a few sips every once in a while throughout the entire day. Don’t try to down 40 oz. in the span of ten minutes because you’re behind.
  • Focus a large portion of the amount of water to be consumed during meal times – I find this helps slow down your eating, fill you up, and eases digestion.
  • Track your water intake using an app.
  • Be patient. Transitioning between intervals will take time, even several months. Just keep trying and don’t give up.
  • If you struggle to drink water, find a way to enjoy it, such as by making it super cold in the fridge, adding ice, lemon, cucumber, any kind of flavoring.

2. Track your junk food. Limit yourself on how much you are eating out, ordering pizza, or getting drive thru fast food. Decide on a healthy limit that is close to what you are doing now – if you go out once a week currently, don’t reduce yourself to eating out 5 times a year. You want to be gradual. For example, when I first started, my goal was to only have pizza twice a month. Now, my goal is to only have pizza 4 times a year. It became much easier.

Tips to make this easier:

  • Don’t surround yourself with junk food at home.
  • Create a budget for eating out that aligns with your food goals.
  • Meal plan and prep for the week ahead. Fast food and eating out usually happens when we don’t feel like cooking or don’t have food in the house.
  • Use an app that tracks habits (such as Tally)
  • If someone in your family suggests fast food, eating out, pizza, etc., suggest something else. Practice saying no.
  • Plan ahead what you’re going to eat at a party or event.
  • Remember to have balance. Work gradually.

3. Cut out the bad stuff first. Start with the stuff that is absolutely horrendous for your body, such as soda, fast food, processed meats, deep fried foods. You should feel a difference in your body when you begin to rid your body of these types of foods.

Tips to make this easier:

  • Never go cold turkey.
  • Keep up on water intake.
  • Do not buy these foods to have in your house.
  • Meal prep and plan.
  • Reality check! Do research on how these foods are harming your body.
  • Be mindful when you choose food. Ask yourself: what are the nutrients in these foods? what purpose are they serving? is this fuel for my day?

4. Get creative. It becomes easy, important, and convenient to eat healthy when you enjoy what you are eating. If you like to cook, take advantage of that. If you don’t, find simple healthy recipes online that don’t require much effort (try Have fun with the food you make and you’ll find amazing, delicious food that is also super healthy!

Tips to make this easier:

  • Follow people who are engaging in the same journey as you on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc.
  • Do research and find those simple healthy recipes.
  • Consider purchasing a few kitchen gadgets that make cooking fun and easy, such as a blender, Ninja, or food processor.
  • Try new foods. There is a world of healthy food out there that many people, especially in the United States, have never heard of or tried.

best songs for a revolution

  1. Going to California – Led Zeppelin
  2. Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  3. What’s Up? – 4 Non Blondes
  4. We Will Rock You – Queen
  5. Run the World – Beyonce
  6. Grigio Girls – Lady Gaga
  7. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
  8. We are the Champions – Queen
  9. You Don’t Own Me – Lesley Gore
  10. She’s a Rainbow – The Rolling Stones
  11. The Great Gig in the Sky – Pink Floyd
  12. XO – Beyonce

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