Hello friends. Today is day 25. By now you know enough to start a better fitness and also eating routine. Even though I said a lot of about making better changes, there are few essential things missing.
Among those, we will first explore how to have fun in the process.
It’s among the important thing when we are trying to lose weight or gain fit body.
Major of today’s diet or routine or focused on compromises. The more compromises one makes better will be the result. Its popular misconception.
Let’s such claims rest aside. Don’t let such misconception ruin the process of building a healthier lifestyle. Fun is important in a healthy lifestyle.
When we’re focusing on lifestyle, we are planning to continue it for a lifetime. The longer you follow, longer it will keep benefitting you. So, if you try to follow a routine where you have to make compromises, you will soon quit such routine.
Let’s first talk about food.
For any of fitness goal — people first compromise their food. In today’s time, people view food as the root of the problem, so they make the most sacrifices with food. Under the burden to achieve their weight loss goals they target food.
It’s the source of flavour.
It’s the source of nutrients.
Compromising food is like compromising a healthy lifestyle.
If you don’t like the food you eat, you won’t have a motivation to continue. Eventually you will quit the routine and end up from where you started.
To achieve your goals, you don’t need to compromise, you just need to make better changes. Let’s explore such 4 small changes.
1. Eat Smaller Serving
Suppose, you sat to eat your meal — it may be at home or outside.
Instead of enjoying the meal — a mental battle starts, whether to eat or avoid it or how much to eat.
If you are facing such situation, there is one tip — forget everything, focus on enjoying rather than having any guilt feeling.
Just follow two steps:
If you’re eating food outside or at home:
- Start with a small serving: Start with smaller serving and get more if you’re still hungry.
- Eat slowly and savour it: When you’re eating, it’s time to savour your food. Eat slowly and enjoy every bite.
Following these two steps, you won’t overeat and still enjoy the meal.
You can follow both steps while eating at home or outside. Eat slowly should be the first preference.
2. Add Better Food Combination
If you want to enjoy food and get the most — appreciate variation.
No single food is self-sufficient in nutrients. A food may contain some dense nutrients but lack other.
If you’re bored with eating a food because you were eating for long — it’s a good thing. We need balanced nutrients and flavour. If you enjoy varieties, your body will receive enough nourishment.
3. Rejoice at Home
Cooking is the best thing we human learned, a long back. It’s one act that kept human ahead from other animals.
Appreciate the art and try different cuisines around the world. You can get thousands of recipes rich in nutrients and flavour. Instead of depending only on outside food, try some healthier and tastier variation of food.
4. Make Food Palatable
The last tip — make your food rich in flavour using available ingredients in the kitchen.
There are lots of spices and herbs available that will improve food taste and nutritional value.
Spices like chilli, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, mustard add flavour and also boost metabolism.
Herbs like thyme, rosemary, oregano, sage, and marjoram also add flavour.
If you don’t have them in your kitchen, then it’s the perfect time to get them.
By following these 4 steps, you will get the required nutrients and flavour. The time you will enjoy food, those foods will keep nourishing you. And it’s the ultimate purpose of the challenge. Also, it’s the only proven strategy to stay on track in coming year.
The next one in the list is Fitness routine.
There are two things:
- Major don’t try fitness routine, they only depend on dieting.
- While other do the opposite, they torture themselves to achieve their goal.
Looking at both there is one tip — you need a balance, a little fitness activity but not to torture your body.
Let’s get started with a fitness list.
1. Start Slow
If you got inspired by any means and planning to start a fitness routine, just remind yourself to start slow. Every small change will act positively in the body.
Body will build strength and endurance. By following a simple step, you will make better progress and stay away from injury.
No injury, no pain — you will enjoy the process rather than regret of starting fitness routine.
2. Add Fun Activities
The final tip in the list — add fun activities.
Gym is great to train hardcore, learn about fitness, and get proper guidance. But don’t stay limited to gym. There are lots of physically challenging tasks you can enjoy.
Take part in sports with friends. You can try cricket, football, cycling, swimming.
You can also try trekking and explore the beauty of nature.
There are lots of activities to try. Don’t stay limited to 1-2 options. Explore and get active.
Lifestyle changes are a step to improve your life not to add a burden. If you aren’t enjoying the routine, take a step back and find what is the issue. When you know the issue, fix it before it changes your mind to quit such routine.
Progress is required but not with sacrifices.
That’s for today. Tomorrow you learn, how you can overcome hurdles so that you can achieve our goals.