Every season, you can look and feel your best with a few tweaks to your lifestyle and just a little bit of patience and willpower. It is all about keeping the body aligned, balanced, hydrated, actively moving, nourished, and properly rested. With these five easy steps, you can maintain a healthy glow, manage your weight, and have more energy and happiness.
Our bodies need water. In fact, our bodies give us signs to let us know when we dehydrated. During the year, if you make this a priority it will help your energy levels, your skin, and your waistline. In fact, water helps to moisturize your skin from the inside out. I tell my clients all the time that water consumption before a meal increases satiety and decreases subsequent caloric intake. When you feel the urge to snack, ask if maybe your hunger pains are actually due to dehydration.
Drink tea. To be more specific, drink green tea. The compounds in green tea called catechins appear to speed up the rate at which calories are burned. It is also loaded with antioxidants and isn’t as dehydrating as other caffeinated beverages.
2. Say Yes to Macronutrients
How many individuals dislike hearing the word “diet?” Remember, that any “diet” that promotes the elimination of one of the macronutrients- proteins, carbohydrates, and fats- is not a practical method of eating that can be sustained, nor does it have a foundation in health, nutrition, and wellness. In fact, over the top and fad “diets” actually hinder delay future weight loss by slowing down the metabolism. So don’t “diet” just be mindful.
For each meal, imagine your plate full of colorful and vibrant foods comprised of the three macronutrients. Incorporating whole fruits as a treat are always the best choice. Tips: Limit your intake of alcoholic beverages, mix with seltzer water, and eat something small before going to a party.
3. Daily Detoxification
We will feel and look our best if the body continues to eliminate excess wastes. This can be achieved by stocking up on vegetables from the Brassica family (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage). Also, consuming high fiber cereals, as well as acidophilus-rich yogurt, plus water and herbal teas.
4. Relax and Reflect
It seems there is never enough time in the day. Sometimes we need to know when enough is enough. Adequate rest allows the body a chance to properly digest and heal. Keeping stress in check is one of the best health& beauty secrets out there.
In your down time take time for you. Whether it is listening to music, reading a book, taking a bubble bath, or all of the above, your body will thank you.
5. Shake What Your Mama Gave You
Incorporating physical activity into your daily routine boost your mood and increases your energy levels. We have all heard that when you exercise, your body releases endorphins. These endorphins give you a euphoric feeling- a boost of happiness. Who doesn’t want to feel that way?
There are many different aerobic activities to try that will keep your heart in shape and get you moving and burning those unwanted calories (walking, biking, Zumba, yoga, kick-boxing). You Pick!
I like to say that, “working up a good sweat is comparable to getting a mini -facial.” “When the pores dilate, sweat expels trapped dirt and oil. Just make sure you cleanse your face afterward so the build-up doesn’t get sucked back into the pores.
Those are my 5 Tips to getting that 365-day Healthy GLOW. Hopefully, you will apply these steps to get the results, I know you can achieve!