Have you ever started a fad diet, but then felt so deprived you end up swinging the other direction indulging in all those forbidden foods? Plus, before it is all over, you wind up weighing more and feeling worse than before the "diet"?
No Diet Here
Why not try a balanced approach to wellness instead? Feel fit, happy with your body and better about yourself: no depriving diets or bootcamps required. There are really just four simple keys to health and well being: lifestyle, exercise, attitude, and nutrition (L.E.A.N.) This L.E.A.N. program is not a diet program but does result in weight loss, reduced stress, and higher energy levels!
Being lean means having the correct amount of body fat for your body type, health, and well-being. It's more than just shedding fat, it also involves changing habits to those that promote health instead of deterring from it. It's about concentrating on what is really important to you!
This is the first in a four part series on the four pillars of health (lifestyle, exercise, attitude, and nutrition). For now let's talk about lifestyle.
Your lifestyle is how you live, your habits and routines that shape your life. Take inventory of your overall lifestyle. Now, let's start to make some healthy changes.
Healthy Lifestyle changes:
- Trim away things that interfere with healthier living or behavior changes
- Limit time (or topics of conversation) with people who criticize your healthy changes
- Avoid unnecessary energy-draining activities
- Work on stress management
- Learn to relax with music, friends, prayer, or quiet time
- Laugh more
- Journal, focus on gratitude
- Move you body daily
- Eat breakfast
- Stop eating when you are full
- Drink adequate water
- Aim for adequate sleep
- Shop for and graze on nutritious food
- Start a garden
- Serve someone else
So, based on this list, what is one healthy lifestyle change you will start today? Leave a comment below or on the Facebook page. Remember we are aiming for progress, not perfection.
For me, I want to start doing a movement activity with my kids daily. This will mean I can't check out after dinner when I am soooo tired and thankful my husband is there to take over, What about you? Let me know!
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