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3 STEPS TOWARD HEALTHIER EATING


STRUGGLING WITH EATING HEALTHY?

Ugh, tell me about it! Why do all the things bad for you taste SO goodDon’t worry, I’m here to guide you through some simple changesyou can make in your everyday life that’ll get you closer to that main goal:

BEING HEALTHY!

The added benefit to this blog is that when you take what I’ve talked about and apply it, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how much it improves your life.

3 STEPS TOWARD HEALTHIER EATING:


1. DRINK MORE WATER!

 

It’s no secret that water has endless benefits.

Staying hydrated actually helps you to curve hunger cravings. Why? Well, sometimes when you feel hungry when you know you shouldn’t, it’s because you need to hydrate.

Quenching your thirst resolves those hunger pains in a lot of cases.

Staying hydrated helps to prevent unnecessary weight gain due to over-eating.

Other added benefits:

 

  • Your energy levels will increase
  • Your skin will start looking better
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Flushes out toxins

 

So, let’s start swapping those sweetened beverages for some water!

Add mint, lemons, or fruit to your water if you want something sweeter/flavoured.

2. LIMIT SUGAR INTAKE!

Next time you feel like reaching for that candy bar, or artificially sweetened candy, make the choice to go grab some fruit instead.

Tell yourself that you are making this choice for your healthone of the most important things you have.

The more you follow through on this process, the less your body will crave artificial sugars.

Trust the process!

It gets easier with time.

Awesome alternatives to sugar:

  • Stevia (derived from a PLANT)
  • Honey (natural)
  • Fruits

3. CONTROL YOUR CRAVINGS!

 

This is SO important.

So many of us are emotional eatersI know I can be.

Instead of going to pig out on junk food, do something more positive.

Do something that will benefit your health and your mindset.

For me personally that’s:

 

  • hitting the gym
  • reading
  • writing
  • staying productive at work

We are all different, so you need to find what that healthy distraction is for you.

DO THIS FOR YOU AND ALL YOUR LOVED ONES.

I can honestly say that my life has gotten nothing but brighter since I put these steps into place.

That also means you’re able to influence others around you with your success.

Swapping bad things that make you feel guilty with good things that make you grow (in all waysphysically, emotionally, mentally), makes everything in your life a lot more positive.

Healthy mind, healthy life.

I promise you’ll start seeing the positive changes if you apply these things too.

Don’t be afraid to indulge every now and then, either. I know I do. Moderation is key.

Crush it! I believe in you!

Your little fur baby is benefiting you in more ways than you know…

It’s no surprise that animals are the light of our lives.

There is nothing better than getting home at the end of a long day, and having the love of an animal to take away your worries.

Their love is unconditional, which is SO special.

I’ve managed to compile some really awesome health benefits animals have (backed by reputable research), and I’m so excited to share them with you.

Now that I KNOW I’ve sparked your curiosity, keep reading to learn these benefits to your health!

  • ANIMALS BOOST YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
    For all you kitty lovers out there (like myself), the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Neurology has stated that owning a cat reduces your risk of heart attack by up to 40%!

    The reason for this is that they drastically reduce anxiety and stress (2 common things linked to heart attacks).

    Puppy lover? Get this… the Journal of Behavioural Medicine did a study that showed a decrease in both stress levels and blood pressure!

    You can enjoy both these benefits simply by kicking back and hanging out with your furry friend.

    So, in all honesty, using your animal as an excuse to get out of hanging with humans is perfectly okay (not that it wasn’t okay before you knew this awesome information).
  • THEY’RE GREAT FOR BOOSTING YOUR MOOD
    I feel like this is pretty obvious, however, I want to explain WHY in a little more detail…

    See, the thing is, the responsibility of taking care of an animal gives you a sense of importance and value. They also give you a routine, and fill you with love.

    That in itself is enough to make your day much brighter, and your mood a lot lighter.

    A boosted mood simply means higher energy and more productive days.

  • THEY AID IN CREATING A BETTER IMMUNE SYSTEM
    Wait, what?

    YUP! There was a study done by a University in the UK that showed households with dogs resulted in kids growing up with less allergies, higher school attendance, and less dermatitis (skin condition).
  • LASTLY, THEY ARE AMAZING FOR OVERALL HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
    There was a report done by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine that showed pet owners rank their overall health and happiness much higher than those who do not own pets.

    It also showed that pet owners happen to have much less doctor visits.

    Think about all the money you’re saving on prescriptions all thanks to your fur baby!

If this doesn’t have you convinced that animals are absolutely necessary, then I don’t know what will.