Getting healthy is not a quick fix. Staying on track is a lifelong endeavor. Avoid these five common habits that will sabotage your own success.
Drinking your Calories
Many of us are so accustomed to sweet flavors that we automatically gravitate toward sodas, juices, and flavored coffees. These drinks are full of sugar and unnecessary calories. Stick with water, infused water, and unsweetened coffee and tea. It may take a few weeks to stop craving the sweet flavors, but this small switch can make all the difference in achieving and maintaining your health and weight loss goals.
Shopping for Sugar
Stop stocking the shelves of your pantry with unhealthy snacks. If unhealthy foods are in the house, it’s much harder to resist them. You’re much less likely to consume unhealthy foods if you have to go to the effort of making a special trip to purchase them.
Not Drinking Enough Water
Hydrate throughout the day. Water is an integral ingredient in a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness. It directly affects many of our body’s systems and how they function.
Avoiding Non-Gym Exercise
Your 30 minutes in the gym is a great start. Add a few extra minutes here and there to increase your overall wellness.
- Take the stairs.
- Park far away from the store entrance.
- Throw a ball around with your kids.
- Take the dog for a walk,
- Do whatever it takes to stay moving throughout the day.
Not Sleeping Enough
Sleep deprivation plays a large part in your ability to control your weight and stay on a healthy lifestyle path. Without an adequate number of hours a night, your body does not have the ability to fully recover from a workout, prevent disease, balance hormones and lose weight.
Take your healthy lifestyle journey one day at a time. Be consistent and dedicated to the end result in every aspect of your life. Good luck! If you would like help defining your goals and achieving them, contact us. We’re here to help!