5 hacks to become healthier
5 Hacks to being healthy
Drink more water. Science has proven that the average person should drink about .5 ounces of water per pound of body weight. so if you weigh 200 pounds you should be drinking 100 ounces of water, which is about a gallon a day. This may very from person to person, but in reality ask yourself the question “ Am I Hydrated?” usually it takes a day or two of drinking this much water before your body will be truly hydrated.
Plan your meals ahead of time. If you plan your meals for the week, you will be less tempted to eat snacks or unhealthy meals. One trick is to cook a large amount of chicken, rice, vegetables, and other healthy ingredients on the weekend. Buy a food scale, measure out your cooked food and divide it into containers. Than throughout the week you will have lunch and dinner already made. Pop it in the microwave and grab some sauce and enjoy! This prevents much un planned cheat meals and guilty feelings.
Limit the amount of times you eat out. Maybe only eat out one time a week. This will help force you to prep your weekly meals and also help save money. People say all the time “ its too expensive to eat healthy” But it really is a lot cheaper. Spending 10 to 15 dollars a meal when eating out compared to cooking a large batch of food for the week is astonishing when you do the numbers. My average lunch costs me about 3 dollars. Not only that but my food decisions are a lot better when I don't have a large menu staring me back in my face when at a restaurant, I cant trust myself to get the healthy option.
Eat the foods you like. Don't cut out carbs or fats or proteins because its the “Fad” diet now days. This results in a lot of binge eating because your body goes through withdrawals. Rather, eat the foods you like but maintain the amount you eat. That way your body doesn't panic and start to get super weird cravings. If you cut out things, your setting yourself up for failure.
Eat dessert! Ok maybe this one needs a lot of breaking down. Eating dessert is terrible for you when you do so in the modern day manner. Its ok to have some cake or a brownie here and there. But what is bad is when we have a candy bar every day, chocolate after every meal, and putting a lot of extra sugary drinks in our body every chance we get! Limit your dessert to maybe one time a week. What I’ve noticed to be the best trick is to wait until Sunday night to have a dessert I've been craving. If your not careful with the quantity you eat you can feel like you have a sugar hang over Monday morning, but if you do it right, you will kick the cravings just enough to last until next Sunday. This will help your body become healthier throughout the week, and you wont have crazy relapse’s because you get to look forward to Sunday’s treat!