In other to build a healthy lifestyle you need to form a good eating habit, the saying ‘you are what you eat’ can never be over emphasized. Staying fit encompasses a lot of things, ranging from good nutrition, exercising regularly, how you take care of your health and a whole bunch of other factors. Keeping fit and the living a healthy lifestyle can be a lot of work if you are a newbie but consistency and self-discipline makes the journey easy, I have been there and I am glad I have made progress.
In this piece, I will be working you through the healthy lifestyle I have adopted and they have become a part of my daily routine. Every morning upon wake, I drink a glass of water. Drinking water after you wake up is one of the best things to do; research has shown that it fires up our metabolism. When the intake of fluids is adequate it helps the kidney do its job by ridding our body of toxins. It is amazing how drinking water makes you eat less. I always have a bottle of water at my reach because it is very essential to make me function properly, if you haven’t been drinking enough water lately you need to start now.
Did you know that you have to eat the right kind of food in order to keep a healthy body shape? A couple of your back, my dietitian confirmed that eating healthy plays over 80% role in your diet while exercising does the rest. Remember that what you eat projects itself on the outside, if you consume healthy foods, adopt the system of portion control and eat at the appropriate time you will be happy with the results. Despite the fact that I have a very fast metabolism I still ensure that I eat the right way. In order to eat right you need to know that there are good carbs and bad carbs. Over time I have gone on a low carb diet because consuming bad carbohydrates especially in large quantity is quite dangerous to the health. It can be a bit of a challenge to figure out which high carb food to limit, but you obviously need to stay off sugar-sweetened beverages, cakes, junk food.
Tip: Don’t starve yourself and never miss breakfast.
According to an article I read on www.healthline.com – “14 foods to avoid (or limit) on low carb diet” written by Franziska Spritzler, enlightened me on the kinds of food to eat, stay away from or limit. The article helped me create a good eating habit and I found a way to make to work around it by replacing the high carb foods with low carb foods. Check out how I swapped some of them below;
High Carb food Replaced Low Carb Food
White Bread Oat Meal
White Rice Bulgur,Couscous, sweet
Potato, beets, unripe
Plantain, yam, low fat salad.
Junks (pizza, doughnuts etc) Fruits (kiwi, watermelon
Coconut, strawberry vegetables, etc)
Soda, alcohol Water, freshly squeezed
Juice, smoothie, green tea, ginger and turmeric tea.
Protein (Fried beef, chicken or fish) Grilled chicken, fish and eggs.
You should know that changing your diet wouldn’t come so easy, you might encounter challenges which is normal due to the fact that you are changing from an old system to a new one but if you are determined to discipline yourself to keep a healthy lifestyle you will love the progress. Consistency eventually shows off your hard work and you need to make it a part of your everyday life to stay committed. Also, it is smart to note that before you introduce some certain foods into your meal plan discuss with a professional, this will help you have a detailed analysis of what you are about to consume and if it is suitable for your body system.
Exercises can help you look and feel a lot better about yourself, you will burn calories and look more toned while helping to keep a healthy weight gain. Scientific research shows that exercising lowers the risk of some diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. The exercise can be Yoga, cycling, aerobic exercise, strength or flexibility training, dancing, taking long walks or using the stairs rather than the elevator. You need to understand the right exercise that works for you, talk to an experienced person or a fitness coach to figure that out. Trust me, exercising and healthy eating walks better together because the results are usually amazing. The catch is, the materialization process doesn’t show quickly but with hard work, determination and consistency it will surface. A good way to start is now, remember to feel good about yourself because the change comes from within. #femevolve
Below are some pictures of both High Carb and Low Carb
HIGH CARB-WHITE BREAD, LOW CARB-OATMEAL