Trying to Shed a Few Pounds? Try These Healthy Habits

Trying to lose weight and get in shape can seem like a daunting, long-winded process. However, it does not have to be! If you are looking to lose weight and feel better, the best way to start is with baby steps. Here are some healthy tips that will get you feeling healthier, happier, and more productive about your overall wellbeing!

Drink water

Though it seems like a given, most people aren’t consuming enough water on a daily basis. Being dehydrated leads to water retention (making you bloat), over-eating, and fatigue.

Sleep better

If you aren’t getting enough rest, your body can’t function at its highest potential. Simply getting enough rest will ensure your metabolism is up to speed, and in turn you will be more active!

Make light exercise a part of your routine

Lets face it: most of us don’t have the time (or desire, let’s be honest) to spend several hours a week at the gym. Instead, commit yourself to doing daily activities that get you moving that you actually enjoy.  You don’t have to feel miserable on an elliptical to make changes that your body will appreciate. Simply taking a twenty-minute walk on the beach will give your body a boost of energy.

Drink green tea

Green tea is a wonderful way to kick your metabolism into high gear. It has shown to have a significantly positive fat burning effect on the body. If you aren’t a fan of tea, you can also pour green tea extract in your water to achieve the same effect.

Don’t diet: alter your eating habits

Although dieting will show quicker results it does not have a great potential to last long-term. Instead, make smaller adjustments to your meals that will pay off in the long run. For example, substitute butter for olive oil on your bread. Drink your coffee black. When craving something sweet, reach for fruit instead of dessert. Little habits will pay off more in the long run.

Your best at getting in shape is to adopt habits into your daily routine that give you energy and inspiration! When you feel good, you look good. Don’t burn yourself out with trying to drastically alter your  lifestyle, smaller changes are easier to make.

I don’t know about you, but I stay far away from the gym. One of the best things I have done for my fitness is establish an at-home routine. At Teddycan, we have found an awesome, easy way for you to do that! Beachbody has a great selection of workout routines for your home, as well as nutritional supplements that give you the energy you need to build muscle!

 

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