It's no secret that there's a direct connection between diet and health. Not only does your body run on the fuel you give it, to a large degree your body is the fuel you give it. But these facts don't make it any easier to eat well and maintain a healthy weight, as evidenced by the $64 billion weight loss industry in the US.
So here are 7 simple tips for managing your diet and overall health:
#1 Set Reasonable Goals
You can't climb Mt. Everest on your first day of hiking. So set an achievable goal and be sure to give yourself a big high-five when you achieve it. Then fix your sites on the next reasonable goal.
Fit-Bit: Be realistic in your objectives.
#2 Record And Review Your Progress
Keep a record of what you eat (there's more than one app for that) as well as your fitness program (more apps). When you know you're logging what you eat, you're more likely to lose weight, while seeing those fitness graphs and sharing them on your favorite Social Networks is great reinforcement.
Fit-Bit: Track it.
#3 Make Your Pantry Healthy
If you are what you eat then, in fact, you are what's in your pantry. So don't stock junk food at home. If your family members or roommates want that kind of stuff, ask them to keep it out of site. When you're hungry and there's only healthy food around, that's what you'll eat. And on the flip side, take healthy snacks with you so that the “healthy pantry” goes wherever you go.
Fit-Bit: Keep the junk away and the healthy stuff at hand.
#4 Kick It Off With High Protein Daily
Eating a high-protein breakfast which is nutritionally balanced will make you less likely to overindulge the rest of the day because you'll feel less hungry.
Fit-Bit: Jump start your day with high protein.
#5 Start Your Diet And Workout Routine Simultaneously
That little voice in your head will tell you that you don't want to take on too much at once. However, there is evidence that embarking on your healthy diet and new exercise regime together actually works in your favour in the long-term, with each bolstering the other.
Fit-Bit: Eat right AND exercise together from Day one.
#6 Supplement Your Hard Work? Garcinia Cambogia
A lot has been said about Garcinia Cambogia extract as a weight-loss enhancer. Some studies seem to indicate that it can help shed pounds.while others are not so sure. While Garcinia Cambogia on its own is not a miracle weight-loss solution, it may help enhance your diet and exercise efforts. Try one with a money-back guarantee, it's worth a shot.
Fit-Bit: Augment weight loss with Garcinia Cambogia.
#7 Make It Sustainable
Your friend tells you how her new diet and swimming regimen has worked wonders, she's lost 15 pounds in the last few months! Sounds great, but if you hate swimming that is not your ticket to health. Find a workout you enjoy so that you'll keep it up over the long haul.
Fit-Bit: Do what works for you in the long-run.