There is no doubt that focusing on diet is one of the most important things you can do in order to lose weight. But today we will discuss some other lifestyle changes to focus on that are also important when it comes to weight loss and overall health.
Properly Fuel Your Body In The Morning
Many people are in the habit of skipping breakfast, either intentionally or unintentionally. We recommend eating a good breakfast to start your day off right. Eating kick-starts your metabolism, and it will help ensure that you are getting enough fuel for your body. Skipping meals can lead to food cravings that result in making unhealthy choices around food intake.
Go To Bed Earlier
Sleep is very important for our health. Poor sleep hygiene can increase inflammation and make weight loss more difficult. Lack of sleep can increase cortisol levels, and prolonged levels of high cortisol can lead to blood sugar issues and affect eating habits. Imbalanced cortisol levels can also negatively affect gut motility, which can result in digestive issues which may present as gas, bloating, and stomach pain. If you have trouble winding down before bed, you can always try out our Rest Restore sleep aid supplement to see if that helps.
Engage In An Exercise Routine
Getting physical activity is something that can help tremendously when it comes to weight loss. If you are someone who simply doesn’t enjoy working out at a gym or doing specific exercises, you can opt for physical activity that is more enjoyable to you, such as playing a sport. If you pick a physical activity that you enjoy, it will be something you feel excited to do, opposed to something that just feels like a chore. The enjoyment of being active will help make physical activity become part of your new routine.
If you have injuries that prevent you from doing certain types of exercise, that is ok. If you are able to talk with your healthcare professional about what types of exercise won’t aggravate a current injury, that would be ideal. But if it’s really not possible for you to exercise, then that is ok too. Even if your body is putting limitations on physical activity, it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to lose weight. If that’s the case, you can put extra focus on your diet.
When it comes to making changes in our lives, we cannot overlook the importance of mindset. Keeping motivation high will be necessary in order to achieve success getting to your goal weight. It’s also important to remind ourselves that it’s ok not to be perfect. Slip ups happen, holidays happen, life happens. That is ok. As long as you persevere through the challenging times, that is all that matters. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. If you have perfectionist tendencies, it will be important to remind yourself of this. Quitting something just because you’re not perfect 100% of the time, or because there are times it feels challenging, will only prevent you from reaching your goals. It’s important to remind ourselves of the reasons why we started this journey to begin with, and remember to celebrate even the small victories along the way. If your digestion is improving, your sleep is better, or you have more energy throughout the day, all of these non-scale victories are still monumental. There will always be smaller milestones that you can, and should celebrate along the way!