While some people find it easy to continue living a healthy lifestyle, some completely fall off the wagon.
However, a few tips and tricks can help you stay on the track. Keep reading :
Find Your Motivation
Find a long term goal that will keep you motivated. No, weight loss should not be your goal. Weight loss is a short term goal. Both my parents have diabetes, and if I do not stick to a healthy lifestyle I am at a high risk of getting diabetes too. So it is one of the motivating factors for me. Find your reason why do you want to adapt to a healthy lifestyle and follow it for life and not for temporary weight loss reasons. Different people may have different long term motivational factors.
We all have 24 hours in a day. While some manage to do many things, some do not find time at all. To be on a healthy lifestyle track, you need to exercise, sleep well, and eat home cooked food. Start keeping a journal of your hourly activities, do it for a week. You will find out when you are not utilizing time your well. May be you spend two three hours in the evening scrolling down the social media feeds. That time can be used for preping up for meals and exercise.
Make Cooking More Enjoyable
When it comes to healthy eating, cooking is an important part of the process. No matter how much healthy food you eat out, you really do not know what goes into it. When you cook your own meals, you have all control over the ingredients. Experimentations with cooking helps falling in love with the process. I do not like tedious recipes, so I keep on finding quick tasty recipes on Internet. It helps me stay on the track.
Progress, Not Perfection
Do not follow the approach where you either follow the healthy eating plan 100 per cent or nothing at all. If on a day, you feel like eating a chocolate cake, go ahead and eat it. Eating chocolate cake does not mean that you cannot go back to eating healthy. You need to focus on progress than perfection. No one can follow a diet plan to the T. One it is not practical, two it is not sustainable. Do your best and when you want to indulge, do not restrict yourself. Indulge and go back to eating healthy from the next meal itself.
Find A Buddy Support
Find a buddy who can push you. The person you can talk to about your fitness goals. In my case, days I know I will be lazy, I ask my husband to push me to go to gym. No matter how much I scream or resist, he pushes me to go the gym and stay on the track! It works for me.
Hope you find these tips & tricks beneficial for you to stay on the healthy lifestyle track.
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