3 Tips to Maintain A Healthy Lifestyle

Posted: October 8, 2017 in Misc

Here are 3 quick tips I use to maintain my healthy habits. But for some of you, these tips might just help you take back control over your eating and establish better habits:

1) Eat the same breakfast every day. Each morning we wake up with a set amount of willpower. I find that if I use up that willpower on the very first meal of the day, I have less “ammo” for the rest of the day. So when it comes to pancakes, waffles and other delicious breakfast foods, by resisting the temptation early, I will have more willpower should any temptations arise in the afternoon.

2) Don’t skip meals. When we skip meals our brain goes into “survival mode”. That might be a tad extreme but bare with me. Because the brain needs a lot of energy to function correctly, if we skip a meal, it becomes hungry. The body will do whatever it can or whatever it needs to get that energy. In order to combat that and have a functioning brain (and body), I try to eat steadily throughout the day.

3) Try to exercise 2 times a day! I know I know, this might seem ridiculous but it can be simple. Do one in the morning and then again in the afternoon / evening. It can be something as simple as a 5 to 15 minute walk. It can be a little easier for me because I am in the gym all day but for someone who is not, you just need to plan for dedicated movement. That little time is enough for your body to produce Serotonin. Serotonin is a byproduct of exercise that can affect your mood in a positive way. It’s sometimes referred to as the “feel good” hormone. Without Serotonin running through your body, it will seek out that same “feel good” feeling via other means. And sometimes, that means grabbing unhealthy / sugary foods that give you a false sense of “feel good”.

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