Getting fit and losing fat for an occasion is great. However wouldn’t it be nice if you could be in shape year round instead of going through the battle of strict dieting and training intensively for that wedding, that birthday or that holiday?
There are some important habits to include in your day to day that don’t involve food or exercise that can help you maintain your weight. Here are my top 3:
Sleep is when your body recovers. A recovered body will function better, get less sick and can burn fat more efficiently. Your mind is clearer when you’re well rested. You won’t be grabbing that chocolate bar at 3 pm if your energised already. We all make better choices when we are rested. Sleep needs to be a priority. Don’t drag yourself out of bed at 5 am to get to the gym if you’re exhausted! Sleep. Yes you heard right, sleep!
Eat with people, not screens.
Eating distracted can often lead us to eating more than we need. Our bodies need time to get the ‘full’ signal. Slow down your eating. Chew your food until it is mush. Our bodies need nutrients. If your scoffing your food down you are making it hard for your body to absorb the nutrients in that food. You can have the best quality food but if you are not absorbing what’s the point. If there are no people around, sit in your garden, balcony or if at work in a park. Admire the surroundings while you eat slowly.
Lastly, hang out with people you would want to be.
Like the Jim Rohn quote “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with”. If you are hanging out with people who drink too much, exercise too little and/or are over weight , then you’re most likely that way too. We pick up the habits of the people around us. Choose your crowd wisely