It is no secret that there is a direct connection between diet and health. Your body not only runs on the fuel you give it, but to a large extent your body is the fuel it gives you. But these facts don’t make it easier to eat right and maintain a healthy weight, as the $ 64 billion US weight loss industry shows.
So, here are 7 simple tips for managing your diet and overall health:
# 1 Set reasonable goals
You cannot climb Mount Everest on your first day of hiking. So set yourself an achievable goal and be sure to high-five when you do. Then fix your sites on the next reasonable goal.
Fit-Bit: Be realistic in your goals.
# 2 Record and review your progress
Keep track of what you eat (there is more than one app for that), as well as your fitness program (more apps). When you know you’re tracking what you eat, you’re more likely to lose weight, while viewing those fitness charts and sharing them on your favorite social media is a great booster.
# 3 Make your pantry healthy
If you are what you eat, then in fact, you are what is in your pantry. So don’t store junk food at home. If your family members or roommates want that kind of thing, ask them to keep it off the site. When you are hungry and there is only healthy food around you, that is what you will eat. And on the flip side, pack healthy snacks so the “healthy pantry” goes wherever you go.
Fit-Bit: Keep junk away and healthy things close at hand.
# 4 Start high in protein every day
Eating a nutritionally balanced, protein-rich breakfast will make it less likely that you will overindulge for the rest of the day because you will feel less hungry.
Fit-Bit: Start the day with lots of protein.
# 5 Start your diet and exercise routine simultaneously
That little voice in your head will tell you that you don’t want to take on too much at once. However, there is evidence that embarking on a healthy diet and a new exercise regimen together really works in your favor in the long run, and each reinforces the other.
Fit-Bit: Eat right AND exercise together from day one.
# 6 Complement your hard work? Garcinia cambogia
Much has been said about Garcinia Cambogia extract as a weight loss enhancer. Some studies seem to indicate that it can help you lose weight, while others are not so sure. While Garcinia Cambogia alone is not a miracle weight loss solution, it can help improve your diet and exercise efforts. Try one with a money-back guarantee, it’s worth a try.
Fit-Bit: Increase weight loss with Garcinia Cambogia.
# 7 Make it sustainable
Your friend tells you how her new diet and swimming regimen have worked wonders, she has lost 15 pounds in the last few months! Sounds great, but if you hate swimming, that’s not your ticket to health. Find a workout that you enjoy so that you will stay that way for the long haul.
Fit-Bit: Do what works for you in the long run.