When you realize its time to make a healthy change in your life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the size of the task. Now while we agree that it should be a life change, it doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul from one day to the next, it can be something you ease into with a few micro steps first.
This probably sounds stupid to you, but the truth is by the end of the week, and in some cases by the end of the day, a lot of us have forgotten what we’ve eaten. Keeping a good diary helps to remind you of what you’ve eaten, and gives you a clearer overview of your dietary habits.
Do you get a 30-minute lunch break at work? Take a walk in the first 10 minutes and eat in the remaining 20. Or, if you’re someone doesn’t drive to work and takes public transport instead, get off a stop or two early and walk a little further. It’s a small change, but in the long run, it makes a huge difference.
Currently cook once a week? Make it two? Never cook? Try cooking once a week. And actually cook, don’t microwave. Homemade mess typically contain fewer processed ingredients, less sugar, and less fat. Automatic weight loss!
When you dine out, everything comes with a sauce or a dressing. Skip them. Salad dressings, in their typical serving can contain as much as 10 g of sugar, 3.5 g of saturated fat, and 520 mg of salt. Swap them out for the squeeze of a lemon, balsamic vinegar, or a drizzle of olive oil. Much better.
Which of these are you going to try?
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