How To Start Your Healthy Lifestyle
You've made the decision to make your lifestyle healthier. Maybe you've told yourself before you'd do it and didn't stick to it. That's okay! As long as you're trying your best, every step counts towards a healthier lifestyle.
Many people want to change their lifestyle to a more healthier one for reasons such as:
- Weight loss
- Increased quality of life
- Health reasons
- Change bad habits
- Or just to be healthier!
Now we're not saying you should quit everything unhealthy completely and try and eat a salad for every meal - that's just not sustainable! The key to creating lasting results and good habits is to make small changes, which then lead to bigger changes, which then leads to better results.
Adopting a healthier lifestyle may seem daunting - how do you get from a bad diet and no exercise to health and fitness superstar? Getting started is the hardest part, so we've got the tips for you on how to start your healthy lifestyle!
Get your WHY
Why is it you're wanting to make the change? Is it to cut out processed sugars? To spend more time actively with your family? Or to be able to walk up stairs without getting tired? (We all know THAT feeling!)
Whatever it is, find the reason you want to make the change, so you can keep it motivating you to do better.
Make some goals
What is it you're wanting to achieve? Make specific, reachable goals, or also known as SMART goals - specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and within a time frame. So instead of "I want to lose weight", how much do you want to lose? Why do you want to lose it?
Set goals that you can refer back to and achieve. You want to challenge yourself, but not so much that you're going to go right back to square one.
Make a plan
Is having "no time" a huge factor to your lifestyle? It's a very common thing most people face! Plan out your week ahead! Plan out your dinners, and you can use those as leftovers for lunch the next day. If you also know your schedule, you can also schedule in some time to go on a short 30 minute walk or workout!
Make it a routine
Incorporate these changes into your lifestyle like it's a must-do habit like brushing your teeth. Instead of getting a coffee with sugars in it, use raw sugars or organic sweeteners, or even try and go without the sugar completely. You could also have a great protein powder like Muscle Protein's Whey Power to help with meal replacing your breakfast - it's quick, easy, on-the-go, AND it can help curb cravings.
As for exercising, if you're at a job where you're sitting down most of the day, get up once every house for a stretch or walk around and get your body moving.
Eat mindfully and intuitively
Learning to use food as not just something to taste good but as something to fuel your body is a great way to teach yourself to incorporate healthier choices in your diet. By eating healthier in your daily diet and truly knowing what's going into your body, it'll be much easier to eat that chocolate when you're craving it - and not feel bad about it! That's why Muscle Protein's Whey Power's shakes are clean and organic with no added fillers, so you know what ingredients are going into your diet.
With these tips, you'll be able to feel yourself mentally and physically feel healthier! Give some of them a try today.