Not ready to count calories or track macros? That’s cool! Here are some habits to introduce into your daily life to help you feel better and create a sustainable plan for weight loss.
Drink plenty of water
Ensure you are properly hydrated. A great rule of thumb is to consume half your weight in ounces of water each day.
Prioritize lean protein sources
Protein helps your body maintain and build muscle. Lean protein sources include chicken and turkey breast, plain greek yogurt, fish and egg whites.
Eat lots of whole foods
Make sure to incorporate whole fruits and veggies into your diet each day. Many are high in fiber and contain important vitamins and minerals.
Stay active for weight loss
Even if you don’t do any intentional workouts, make sure to stay active during the day and aim for at least 8,000 steps per day.
Don’t deprive yourself of foods you love
Studies show that deprivation-style diets are NOT sustainable long term. Why? Because not allowing yourself to eat your fave foods SUCKS! Incorporate your fave foods in moderation.
Get your beauty rest
Lack of sleep can do wacky things to your brain and hormones and hold you back from your weight loss goals.
Do strength/resistance training
You do not get “toned” by simply eating at a calorie deficit and losing fat. In order to get that toned look, you need muscle. Start with strength/resistance training 3-4 days per week. There are millions of YouTube workout videos you can follow depending on the equipment you have. Check out my “Workouts” highlight too.
Most important: Patience
Be patient and give yourself time to introduce these habits into your lifestyle. If there are several areas where you are lacking, don’t jump into them all at once. Focus on forming one habit at a time and giving yourself lots of grace as you work toward a healthier lifestyle. Also, be sure to set realistic goals!
If you follow a few of these daily habits for weight loss, you will no doubt feel better and start to move the needle ask you work toward your goal!