Now that vacations are over and school is back in session, are you getting back on track with your weight loss efforts? You can overhaul your diet by taking small steps over time and still reach your goals. Let’s start with these simple tips:
#1 Don’t rush, go slow… Take slow small steps to reach your goals. For example, designate a day as fish day, or add a piece of produce to your daily brown bag lunch.
#2 Drink your water… Water is cheap and carb free. Find it difficult to drink 8 cups of water each day? Think small. Drink 1 glass first thing in the morning. Resolve to drink one more cup of water today than you think you did yesterday!
#3 Go for color… Colorful produce is packed with vitamins and minerals, along with disease fighting qualities. Always reach for the rainbow.
#4 Take control of mindless munching… Pop a piece of gum or a sugar-free mint in your mouth. Pay attention and look at each piece of food you plan to eat, busy your hands with a glass of water or a cup of tea. Conversation is also a great alternative.
#5 Set yourself up for success… Leave temptations—ice cream, chips, soda—at the grocery store. Socialize with non-food events for example, get together with friends in the park for a hike or head to the movies.
Bonus: Keep your body thriving. Move your body for 30 minutes every day by going for a walk, washing the car, taking a hike or just playing with the kids. Get your blood pumping! Sleep helps to recharge and cope with stress, so be sure to get the rest you need.
By taking small steps, you can reach any goal you strive to succeed!