A lot of people think that transforming your life is about broad, sweeping choices, but small choices can have a huge impact in the long run. Here are seven little decisions that can change your day-to-day health!
Eat more healthy fats.
Fat has been given a bad name over the years, but healthy fats can have a powerful impact on your health. Omega-3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fats, and polyunsaturated fats are all good for your health when eaten in moderation. Foods like avocados, nuts, and fatty fish such as salmon feature healthy fats, so try to incorporate them into your diet. You can learn more about healthy fats here.
Taking just a few minutes to plan your meals ahead of time can make a big difference in your ability to maintain a healthy lifestyle. When you already know what you’re going to eat for each meal, you’re less likely to be swayed by temptation. At the beginning of each week, take a few minutes to write down a meal plan for the week. You may end up making some changes, but having a plan in place will help you stick with your healthy choices.
Carbohydrates are an important source of energy, and choosing complex carbs over simple ones is an easy way to take care of your health. Complex carbohydrates offer more nutritional value than simple carbohydrates, so choose them as often as possible. Sweet potatoes, whole-grain bread, and brown rice are just a few examples of complex carbs. Check your BBS brochure for more examples!
Cut out liquid sugar.
You probably already know that sugary sodas and energy drinks can sabotage your weight loss efforts, but did you know that a lot of fruit juices are also packed with sugar? Sugared drinks can add up quickly, so be sure to read labels carefully so you know exactly what you’re drinking. Stick with water most of the time and drink plenty of your favorite Yoli beverages, which are sweetened with stevia rather than sugar.
Swapping unhealthy foods for healthier options can make it easy to improve your health. Most of your favorite foods can benefit from a healthy food swap or two. For example, avocado can be a great replacement for mayonnaise on sandwiches or in chicken salad, and baked sweet potatoes offer more nutritional value than French fries. By using food swaps, you can enjoy a variety of foods without sacrificing your health.
Drink more water.
Water is essential for your health, so it’s critical that you drink enough during the day. We recommend drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces of water every day. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, you should drink about 75 ounces of water each day. Keep in mind that the water you use to mix your Yoli beverages counts!
Finding time to relax during the day is good for both your physical and emotional health. Taking just a few minutes to relax and recharge can help lower your stress levels so you’re better able to handle what life throws at you. You can find some good ways to relax and relieve stress here.
These seven little decisions can have a big impact on your health. For more tips for transforming your physical health, subscribe to the blog and check out our Facebook page!