4 Ridiculously Easy Diet Changes To Help Kick Start Your Weight Loss
Self care: 6 ways to successfully take better care of yourself!
Self-care is one of those things that are easier said than done, but it is incredibly crucial for everyone! When you care for yourself the right way consistently, you GLOW! Self-care is all about slowing down, refocusing energy on yourself and putting yourself first. How can you practice some form of self-care, so you can SHINE in your life? Here are a few ways to do it:
Yoga is a great way to enact self-care. When you practice yoga, you are giving focused energy and attention to yourself, your body, and your mind!
Meditation is the best tool to center yourself each day. It allows for you to be aware of your body and your mind and therefore is a perfect way to enact self-care!
The best stress reliever and a perfect form of self-care. When you exercise, a chemical called dopamine releases from your brain, and it makes you feel good and not to mention sleep better! Keeping your body healthy through exercise is a beautiful form of self-care.
Nothing like stepping into a mineral bath after a long day, week, or month. Light some candles, turn off the lights and allow the warmth of the tub to relax and release the tension.
5. Making time for friends:
When you are with the people you love and spend time with them, you are intentionally making time to prioritize your needs. Studies have shown that making time with friends’ lower depression and stress! Being around people you love is a form of caring for yourself.
6. Staying away from social media all day:
This one is a little harder to do, but it is also a crucial one! When you stop paying attention to what everyone else is doing for some time, what they are posting, and what their updates are, you refocus attention to yourself! You show yourself that you care about your mental and physical health when you shut off social media.
These are some easy ways to show yourself that you care. Now go and take some time for yourself!
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4 diet changes to kick start weight loss
4 Ridiculously Easy Diet Changes to Help Kick Start Your Weight Loss
One of them involves chocolate (seriously!).
If you want to shed some pounds, but you’re not into the idea of a complicated diet with hard-to-remember rules, then follow these 4 easy tips. Complement your sexymi Teatox 28 day cleanse with the following for greater success. You will be back in those jeans and feeling “YOUR” sexy, in no time.
Make veggies the star of your meals
Time to load up on those vegetables. I’m talking at least one to two cups (a cup is the size of a tennis ball) at each meal, even breakfast. In addition to being low in calories, veggies are rich in nutrients and high in both fiber and water. By making them the main component of every meal, you’ll eat fewer calories without sacrificing nutrition, and you'll still feel full.
For breakfast, scramble a few eggs in extra-virgin olive oil, Italian seasoning, turmeric, and black pepper, with a handful or two of chopped veggies, like spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, and bell pepper; enjoy with a side of fresh fruit. At lunch, opt for a salad rather than a sandwich or wrap. And whip up dinners comprised of “noodles” or “rice” made from veggies (chopped or shredded) paired with a lean source of protein (like salmon, chicken breast, or lentils) and a healthy fat (such as avocado, nuts, or seeds).
Load up on Tea & liquids
If you start your day with coffee, Replace it with sexymi wake up SKINNY TEA. Then continue drinking our antioxidant-rich tea (iced or hot), and try to have water as well equaling four 8-ounce servings of each throughout the course of the day. If you’re craving a little extra flavor in your water or tea, add fresh mint, lemon, basil, ginger root, honey, or a bit of mashed berries.
However, be sure to nix any other drinks that contain sweeteners (even zero-calorie versions) or bubbles. The former may stoke a sweet tooth, or wreak havoc on your appetite, while the latter can leave you bloated. Also take note: To ensure a good night's sleep, stop drinking any caffeinated tea at least six hours before bed. Then on every other night, you can drink the sexymi bed time COLON TEA, and cut off all other fluids, even water, fairly early in the evening to avoid late night trips to the bathroom.
Streamline your snacks
You should really only snack under two circumstances. The first is when you’re truly, physically hungry (and not just bored or procrastinating or in the habit of nibbling at a certain time of day). The second is when you need some nourishment to tie you over between meals. For example, if you have lunch at noon and dinner isn't till 7 p.m., a healthy snack can keep your metabolism revved, and help stabilize your blood sugar, insulin, and energy levels to prevent overeating later on.
In lieu of processed foods, like chips or sweetened bars, commit to noshing on something more nutritious. Try a golf ball-sized portion of nuts or seeds along with a tennis ball-sized serving of fruit; or a cup of raw veggies (like sliced red bell pepper and cucumber) paired with hummus or roasted chickpeas.
Make dark chocolate your sweet treat
Over the next month, try this simple experiment that’s helped many of my clients in a major way: Build what I call a “dark chocolate escape” into your day. That means enjoying a few squares of high-quality dark chocolate (with at least 70% cacao) during “you time,” without any distractions. This means no laptop, no TV, and no phone.
Research shows that a small, daily dark chocolate indulgence curbs cravings for both sweet and salty foods. This trick can help you resist temptation for other goodies. Having one square after lunch and one after dinner may be a smart way to break up your treat, and keep your sweet and/or salt tooth adequately satisfied.
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