It is that time of the year when 99% of people you speak to about a new years resolution reverts and revolves around one thing 🚩🚩FITNESS 🚩🚩✔ so I have taken out time to bring you the best ways to possibly start that journey before dishing out money to a gym or fitness instructor – Eating for better health is a goal we all aim to achieve bu7t boy it’s hard work!
Keep a food journal.
When you’re working toward better health and weight loss, it’s important to know what you’re putting into your body– Keep track of what you are eating, it is very helpful especially with African dishes where you cannot tell the calorie intake. Knowing what you ate and how much of it makes it easier to control and grudge yourself to be discipline and better.
1 garri , fufu, cocoyams, palm oil, plantains all of these are very high in calorie and cholesterol so watch out for how much you consumed over the holidays and tone that down!
Eat more carbs from fruits and vegetables.
Crowd out the processed carbohydrates you eat with more fruits and veggies. Whole foods are more nutrient dense than processed foods– and whole food carbohydrates like fruits and vegetables are more nutritious than processed carbs like bread and pasta. With any type of food, a good rule of thumb is: the darker in color, the more nutrient dense.
Eat more protein from whole food sources.
When working toward better health and weight loss, it’s important to EAT your food– rather than drink your food. Eating involves chewing, and chewing is one of the key things that primes your body for digestion– AND to know when it’s full.
Chewing your food helps get you in tune with your inner body cues, which is the most important part of eating for better health and for weight loss. All those who swallow garri and fufu to the point where their eyeballs pop out and almost suffocate their breathing passages beware !!
Don’t be afraid of high quality, healthy fats.
High-quality fats are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. AND they are an integral part of eating for health and for weight loss. Fats are what help you feel satisfied and they help you absorb the nutrition from your food. It’s important to include healthy fats at all of your meals– this means a little olive oil or avocado on your salads, some nut butter on that banana and eating various fattier cuts of meat. Know the difference between your butter and your Margarine – make sure you are eating butter other spreads and Margarines are unhealthy options!
Drink more water and less alcohol.
When working toward better health and weight loss, it’s important to make sure that you’re hydrated. This means drinking more water. It’s also important, however, to make sure that you have a good balance of electrolytes– The crates of alcohol consumed in Cameroon over Christmas was up to 2million from statistics – OMG seriously guys get on top of it – you all move over to the detox lab _ NO MORE ALCHOHOL PLEASE
JUST WORK OUT
-Take the stairs
-Walk short distances
-Attend gym classes as seeing others workout can motivate you
-Walk instead of driving
Every little helps!
Listen to your body.
FACT _ no one has a rule book for how you can lose the weight. I don’t. Only you do. So make sure to listen to your body and be aware of what it’s telling you. Listening to your inner body cues is the only way you’re going to know if something is working for you or not– so stay aware of your energy levels, your hunger, your satisfaction with meals and your cravings. All of these pieces will help you figure out what the best way of eating is for YOU.
Ayurveda & PurfectEscape have spoken – It’s for you to decide between a sexy banging bosy and a pot belly unhealthy body? I chose the former 😛