You might be surprised to know that there are simple lifestyle changes you can make to lose weight.
Did you know that people who regularly get a good night’s sleep, we’re talking about 7-9 uninterrupted hours each night, weigh less than those who don’t get good sleep. How do you get good sleep? Set a bed time. Count back from when you need to wake up and that will be your bed time. For years my bedtime ritual has been in bed by 9pm – 9:30pm at the latest. Lights out 10pm. When I do that, my 5:30 AM wake up aren’t that bad. Scientists are studying the connection between sleep and weight loss. The theory is that the hormones that regulate your metabolism are affected by sleep. When you don’t get enough sleep your metabolism slows down and you may even feel hungrier.
Eat More Often!
Many people find great success losing weight if they modify their eating habits. Eat five to six smaller meals a day instead of the traditional three square meals a day. Why? Because eating more frequently helps keep your blood sugar levels even. It balances your energy. You won’t feel that incredible hunger or struggle with cravings if your body has a consistent supply of nutrition and energy.
Now it is important to make sure your 5-6 smaller meals are healthy meals. That means fruits, veggies, lean protein, healthy fats and fiber – not snack cakes potato chips or those 100 calorie snack packs! You want all your meals to have a protein, veggie component.
Drink More Water!
How much water do you drink? If you tracked your water intake for a week how much water would you be drinking? Did you find that on some days you didn’t drink ANY water! I mean water, not milk, juice, soda or coffee.
Big mistake! Water is essential for flushing toxins from your body. These toxins often have a direct effect on metabolism, energy and even health and vitality. And water fills you up too. When you drink a glass of water before and during each meal you won’t eat as much. You won’t want to. It’s a simple fix. Just drink a glass with each meal and snack. The trick for me was to buy a water bottle that held 32 ounces. My goal is to drink 1 gallon/day. I can easily keep track of drinking 4 bottles.
By incorporating these three simple habits to your life and you’ll have greater, and easier, success at losing weight. Looking for some quick meal ideas? Try Isagenix they have great organic meal replacement shakes or bars. My favorite bars are the lemon ones so delicious.