Healthy lifestyle tips to start your day with

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From Edem Comfort

Start the day with a glass of water

 

Helps in weight loss

Let us tell you that water doesn’t have some magical property that kills fat but it can help you with your weight loss efforts.

First off, by staying hydrated, one can prevent overeating. That is because a lot of people confuse thirst with hunger! Isn’t drinking water better than eating high energy foods?

Flushes out toxins early

It is a long known secret that drinking water as soon as you get up, i.e. before eating anything is a good way to purify your internal system.

This practice helps to flush off the toxins from our body and cleanses the colon thus it enables better absorption of nutrients from various foods.

Helps getting a glowing skin throughout the day

Make time for a morning exercise routine

We know morning could be a hectic time but try taking time out for at least 15 minutes of morning exercise for weight loss.

It could something simple like spot jogging, planks or squats. Try doing it every alternate day until it becomes you have a daily morning exercise charted out.

Don’t skip any nutrient

A healthy lifestyle or a healthy living is very much about having all the food groups in your diet. With zero carb diet plans becoming popular for weight loss, one should know that every food group is important for the body.

Carbohydrates are all about energy and are found in foods like fruits, grains, bread, and dairy products.

They have wrongly implicated because they provide energy but they also provide both minerals and vitamins.

Hence, we should not avoid this food group as a part of a healthy daily diet.

What happens when you skip carbohydrates?

If you stop eating carbohydrate, you rapidly lose water weight as your body breaks down the stored carbohydrates,” explains Darwin Deen, MD, Senior attending physician at Montefiore Medical Centre’s Department of Family and Social Medicine in the Bronx, New York. ” The problem is that a low-carbohydrate diet is not a normal balance of physiologic nutrition.

As soon as you start eating carbohydrates again, your body replenished your carbohydrate stores and your weight comes back. So it is always advisable to have everything as per the required allowance.”

Consume more of fruits and vegetables

Aim to reach at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day because that is the recommended amount to keep lifestyle diseases at bay.

Consume healthy snacks every 2-3 hours

You may have a healthy diet plan but as long as you don’t account for snacks, you may fail at leading a healthy lifestyle. How to counter this? Always have healthy, non-fried but baked snacks handy.

If possible, you can make some yourself at home! That will prevent unnecessary snacking. In fact, frequently snacking with small healthy meals help in weight maintenance.

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