When you feel like getting back on track is overwhelming, try one (or more) of these small steps each day. You will be back in no time ;)
1. Try a short workout. Even five minutes is better than nothing.
2. Try a new recipe. Cooking healthy foods can be fun and it never has to be bland.
3. Eat a healthy breakfast. Your morning meal sets the stage for the rest of your day, so start if off right!
4. Drink your water. Try to aim for 8 cups each day and you’ll feel the difference!
5. Look for motivational pages/ weigh loss stories. Seeing how others overcome similar struggles and obstacles can be a great source of motivation.
6. Track your food today. No matter how it adds up, you’ll learn from it.
7. Update your tumblr page. It’s a visual way to track your ups and downs, but also your progress.
8. Share your goals. Whether you post them here or share them with a friend, you’ll be more accountable.
9. Exercise for 10 minutes. Jump rope, march in place, or do some crunches. Small amounts do add up to something big!
10. Find a buddy. Get support from friends, whether you need someone to listen or a mentor to give you ideas and encouragement.
11. Take a walk. Don’t worry about how long or far you go—just get out there!
12. Create a motivational collage. Include pictures of your goal and reasons why you want to get there.
13. Go shopping for some healthy foods.
14. Check the nutrition fact before you go out to eat. That way, you can make an informed choice.
15. Ride your bike. Even a leisurely ride has benefits for your body and mind.
16. Work in the yard. Gardening and yard work is a great way to add activity to your day.
17. Take the stairs. Even if this is the only thing you do all day, you’ll feel stronger for it.
18. Listen to an inspirational song. Better yet, make a playlist of them so you can turn to it whenever you need a boost.
19. Eat a piece of fruit. Even if 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables sounds impossible to you, one is doable.
20. Slow down during meals. You’ll be less likely to overeat and more likely to enjoy your meal.
21. Play! What kids call “play,” we often call “exercise.” Play a sport, a game, or use the playground equipment to bring the fun back into fitness.
22. Learn something new. Sometimes simply taking a quiz or reading an article about nutrition, fitness, or health can change your mindset and get you back on track.
Just set your goals (be realistic) → write them down → keep them in your mind → start archiving it → & don’t forget to stay positive → YOU CAN DO IT! ☺ ✌
Vegan Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies - These soft and chewy cookies are approved by my 2.5 yr old Oreo loving daughter!
This movie is so powerful and educational! I highly recommend you watch it and take notes.
You may be worried to eat before bed if you’ve heard the myth that anything you eat right before turning in will turn straight to fat. In actuality, as long as the total amount of calories you burn isn’t less than the calories you eat, you won’t gain weight-no matter when you eat those calories. However, it is true that to keep your metabolism burning strong you need to eat consistently throughout the day rather than eating very little in the first half of the day and lots in the second half. Also, if you haven’t eaten enough throughout the day, you are more likely to make poor evening snack choices. Smart bedtime snacks are ones that will help you sleep without weighing you down.
So what’s fact and what’s fiction?
Fiction: A Warm Glass of Milk
Your mother may have told you that a warm glass of milk was the cure for a sleepless night; however, this could actually make matters worse. The protein in the milk can actually boost alertness, and unless its skim milk, the fat in the milk slows digestion, making it harder to sleep.
Fact: Complex Carbs
Try a source of complex carbs, which stimulate the release of serotonin, a neurochemical that makes you feel relaxed. Some great complex carbs to enjoy as a bedtime snack are those that are low in fat and protein, such as popcorn (without butter), a slice of whole wheat bread, or oatmeal.
Think that a glass of wine before bed is a good idea? Think again! Although it may seem to help you fall asleep faster, studies have shown that alcohol before bed reduces your quality of sleep meaning that you’ll wake up without feeling rested the next day.
Fact: Natural Sources of Melatonin
Snacking on some sunflower seeds or topping that oatmeal with ground flax seeds or banana slices might be a good idea, as these are all-natural sources of melatonin, which acts as the sleep-inducing hormone in the body.
And what about all those theories that turkey makes you sleepy? It certainly seems to have that effect after Thanksgiving dinner, but the sleepiness that you feel then is more likely to be caused by eating a big meal containing lots of carbohydrates that leads to blood being drawn away from your brain (where it helps you stay alert) to the digestive system. Although turkey does contain tryptophan, an amino acid that does play a role in the sleep-inducing process. However, for tryptophan to have this effect, it must be consumed alone and on an empty stomach. Furthermore, the amount of tryptophan in turkey is probably not enough to make your drowsy.
So if you have the midnight munchies, stick to these simple snacks to help you catch some zzz’s.
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