I keep my stomach on a strict schedule of four good, small meals a day with absolutely NO eating in between: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an even smaller snack at night. (I’m a night owl, and obviously the longer you’re up, the more you eat!) This way, I’ve eliminated junky snack foods from my diet that I used to pig out on and replaced them with moderate amounts of fruits, veggies, yogurt, and whole-grain crackers, which are MUCH more filling and satisfying. IYAMHEALTHY.
I have swapped my morning coffee for jasmine tea. Still hot enough to get me out of bed and moving, but caffeine free! IYAMHEALTHY
I realized that I can’t immediately jump into eating healthily, so I made small changes at a time. First, I switched from soda to water, then from refined grains to whole wheat, then started replacing cheap microwaveable meals with wholesome homemade ones. Making each change one at a time made it so much easier and now I’ve made a ton of changes! IYAMHEALTHY
My two best friends have started going to the gym every week as part of their New Years Resolution. Though I’m already at a healthy weight, I’ve always eaten tons of chocolate and never really thought about what I’m eating. Now, because they’re starting to be healthier, I’m starting to follow their lead by drinking only water, paying attention to food labels, and taking walks more often. My skin’s starting to look nicer, it gives me a confidence boost, and I already feel healthier! IYAMHEALTHY
I use Lean Six Sigma to get into shape. Define my problem: I get tired easily in the afternoon. Measure: I find out what time I start getting tired and keep track of what I eat throughout the day. Analyze: I find out what effects the food and drink I consume have. Improve: I stop consuming things that negatively impact me and eat more of what gives me natural energy. Control: I sustain my progress by doing monthly check-ins with myself to see how I’m feeling!