1. DRINK MORE WATER:
Most of us don’t drink enough water every day, but it is crucial for our bodies to work properly. Water is really important for carrying out our bodily functions, removing waste, and transporting oxygen and nutrients throughout our bodies. Since water is expelled every day through urination, bowel movements, and breathing, we need to replenish the amount of water in our bodies regularly. The amount of water we need depends on a variety of factors, but normally an average adult needs two to three liters a day. A good way to tell if you are getting enough water is by your urine—which should be either colorless or pale yellow.
2. SLEEP ENOUGH: When you don’t sleep, You tend to eat more. Usually only junk food.
3. EXERCISE : Not just a few times a week, but every day. By moving your body in some way for 30 minutes a day, you will lower your risk of disease, create higher bone density and potentially increase your life span.
4. TAKE MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. All fruits and vegetables carry vitamins and minerals, components essential to your health. It’s suggested that we consume 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day to maintain health.
5.EAT THE RAINBOW: Pick brightly-colored foods in the produce aisle. These are high in antioxidants (antioxidants remove free radicals in our body that damage our cells) and make a more appealing plate. Here are a few examples to look out for:
• White (Bananas, Mushrooms)
• Yellow (Pineapples, Mangoes)
• Orange (Oranges, Papayas)
• Red (Apples, Strawberries, Tomatoes, Watermelons)
• Green (Guavas, Avocados, Cucumbers, Lettuce, Celery)
• Purple/Blue (Blackberries, Eggplants, Prunes)
6. CUT DOWN ON PROCESSED FOODS: Processed foods are simply not good for you. Most nutritional value is lost in the making of processed foods and the added preservatives are bad for our health. These foods contain a high amount of salt, which leads to high blood pressure and heart disease. In general, the more ingredients on the label, the more processed the item.
7. AVOID NEGATIVE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE: A positive mentality is key for a healthy life. You don’t need negativity in your life. If you feel that a person or friend is negative, just let him or her go.
8. AVOID NEGATIVITY WITHIN YOURSELF: You don’t need negativity from yourself, either. Let go of all negative thoughts within yourself. Overeating tends to happen when one feels unhappy, so by staying in a positive state of mind, you cut out an unhealthy dependence on food to be happy.
9. AVOID TRIGGER: These are foods you can’t put down after one bite. Everyone’s trigger foods are different, but typically they consist of candy bars, chocolate, chips, cookies, or anything with high levels of refined sugar, salt, fat or flour.
10. TAKE YOUR TIME WHEN EATING: Your brain, not your stomach, is the organ responsible for feelings of hunger and fullness. If you take your time during meals and eat more slowly, you allow your brain adequate time to send the “full” message to your stomach and allow your food to be fully ingested. Don’t rely on a clean plate to tell you when it’s time to stop eating.
1. DRINK MORE WATER: