Healthy Lifestyle Tips: Simple Daily Routines

Healthy Lifestyle Tips: Simple Daily Routines

Below is a list of things I do to live my life the way I want it, well attempt to; I’m only human like everyone else. I’ve also deliberately not given explanations about each point because:

  1. It’s just my list
  2. I want you to ask questions if you feel the need
  3. I’ll be writing posts about a few of them in the near future

 

OK on with the list! Enjoy.

  • No one’s diet is perfect, so start with the 80/20 rule. 80% good food, 20% not so good food. Once this is mastered you can get stricter.
  • No processed food, our ancestors didn’t eat it so why should you?Healthy lifestyle
  • Start your day with lemon in warm water.
  • Don’t shop on an empty stomach, you’ll only end up buying food you know you shouldn’t be eating.
  • As long as you’re eating enough food for your body and your goals, it doesn’t matter if they are in 3 or 6 meals.
  • 1-2 cups of black coffee a day are actually good for you
  • 2-3 cups of green tea every day
  • 1 hour of exercise every day
  • 3 resistance training sessions per week
  • Our bodies can cope just fine without wheat, grains and dairy so don’t overdo these.
  • Some fats are good for you, just pick the right ones. (Nuts, seeds, avocado)
  • Multi coloured fruit and veg every day – 5-9 servings should be part of your daily routine.
  • If your stomach is grumbling this does not always mean you’re hungry. Drink a glass of water first.
  • Don’t count calories, food is there to be enjoyed, not counted.
  • Avoid sugar – there is zero reason this should be in your daily eating.
  • Beware of the ‘97% fat free’ garbage, there’s always a hidden motive behind it. (extra sugar)
  • Use coconut oil when cooking; only use olive oil as a dressing. (uncooked)
  • Weight loss is a journey. For some it happens quickly, others it takes time. Let your body do the talking and the results will come.
  • Positive affirmations are a great tool to keep you on track.Healthy lifestyle
  • Adding salt will only add fluid to your body, avoid it.
  • It takes 20 minutes for your brain to register if you’re full or not so hold off on that seconds plate just a few more minutes.
  • Take note of how you’re feeling when you eat. If it’s out of normal eating times and because of boredom/emotion, find another activity – go for a walk, run up and down the stairs 10 times, clean the house .. you get the idea.
  • Brush your teeth after eating to avoid unnecessary extras.
  • Drink 3L of water a day.
  • Throw away the microwave. (one of the first things I did when I was diagnosed with cancer)

 

I may update this down the track but it’s a good starting point. How many of these do you follow? Are there any you think I should add?

 

Love to hear your thoughts!

Andrew