20 BEST healthy lifestyle tips
1.DON'T SKIP BREAKFAST
Eat breakfast. It'll energize you for the day and keep your diet in check.
2.NIBBLE, DON'T GOBBLE
Use the three-bite rule with dessert: have three small bites and put your fork down.
3.KEEP THE BURN GOING
During your workout, rest no more than 30 seconds between exercises. This will dramatically bump your calorie burn.
4.AVOID LATE-NIGHT SNACKS
Finish eating three hours before bedtime. Your metabolism slows down when you sleep so you shift from fat burning to fat storage.
5.DON'T FORGET THE DUMBBELLS
Increase the strength component of your workout. Adding lean muscle to your body not only tones, it also increases your metabolism.
6.QUESTION YOUR CRAVINGS
Before you eat, ask yourself, 'Am I hungry?' Unless a craving comes from hunger, eating won't satisfy it.
7.DON'T SKIMP ON SLEEP
Get six to eight hours of sleep a night. Without it, the appetite hormone ghrelin increases, which could result in weight gain.
8.MAKE YOUR OWN LUNCH
Brown-bag it. Dieters who eat out for lunch even once a week lose 5 fewer pounds on average.
9.TRAIN YOUR BRAIN
The brain detects a difference between where you are and where you want to be, so when you're specific, your brain throws resources like willpower at it.
10.START WITH GREENS
Eat in the right order. Eat vegetables first to naturally have more of them and ultimately eat fewer calories.
Set a tangible goal with a firm deadline—for example, schedule an 'after' photo shoot. It will help you stay motivated.
12.SCHEDULE A CHEAT DAY
Resist cravings by postponing indulging to a future day when you're free to eat whatever you want.
Keep a food journal.
14.NEVER SHOP HUNGRY
Always grocery-shop on a full stomach with a written list and a cart (heavy baskets trigger instant-gratification decisions, research shows).
15.SAY NO TO SODA
Put the soda down and step away. Regular soda drinking may make muscles less likely to burn fat.
16.FILL UP ON FIBER AND PROTEIN
Enjoy so many non-starchy vegetables, nuts, seeds, and lean proteins that you're too full for anything else.
17.SKIP THE SALT AND FIZZ
Cut sodium and carbonation! Carbonation can bloat your stomach, making it appear distended for hours or even days! Sodium holds onto fluid.
18.USE THE APPLE TEST
If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, you're not hungry.
19.HAVE A CARB-FREE AFTERNOON
No carbs after lunch is one of the hardest (rules) to follow. But if you follow this rule YOU WILL lose weight.
20.WALK IT OFF
Take a 15-minute walk after each meal to burn a quick 100 calories.