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Being Healthier is Easier than you May Think...

Being healthier is easier than you think. In fact there are many ways that you can get healthy with minimal effort.

Try these:

Fill half your plate with non-starchy vegetables

-vegetables are low in calories in high in fiber and nutrients.

Eat from a smaller plate and bowl

-eating from a smaller plate is a simple way to trick your brain into eating less. This can be useful if you feel the portions you eat are too big.

Swap refined carbs for whole, unprocessed carbs

-refined carbs are sources of empty calories and provide no nutritional benefit.

Swapping them for a whole, unprocessed carbs can increase your nutrients and fiber intake.

Eat fatty fish often

-fatty fish like salmon and halibut are great sources of omega three fatty acid and B vitamins.

Consider certain supplements

-people struggle to meet their daily nutritional needs through foods alone.

Drink green tea

Have your coffee black ☕️

Avoid sugary soda and drinks

Always keep healthy snacks in reach

-cravings can often derail an attempt to eat healthier. To starve off cravings, make sure you have plenty of healthy snacks available.

Drink your water

Make a grocery list before you shop

-A grocery list can help you make healthier choices when shopping and prevent impulse buys. Studies have also shown that lists can help you eat healthier.

Shop on a full stomach

-try shopping after a meal to avoid temptations.

Choose real foods over highly processed foods

Practice mindful eating

-eat food slowly, chew thoroughly, focus on how you feel when you're eating… Are you actually hungry?, Turn off the TV and put the phone away.

Eat sitting down

-sitting down while you eat can help you process hunger signals better and eat less overall food.

Go for a walk during your breaks

Take the stairs inside of the elevator

Unplug from technology an hour before bed

-if you suffer from poor sleep, try avoiding technology an hour before bed. Devices like your phone and computer emit blue light, Which can keep you up longer. . there are also apps/settings on your devices to adjust blue light.

Sleep at the same time every night

-it will help you feel more rested and be able to fall asleep faster when you have a regular sleep schedule.

Try regular meditation

-meditation is a great way to relieve stress. Try incorporating it into your routine a couple times per week. Headspace is a great app!

Adding just a few of the strategies into your daily routine can lead to a healthier and happier you. Give it a try, and let me know how it works for you!

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