We all know that a good way of living a long and happy life is by eating only healthy food, reducing the alcohol intake, doing away with cigarettes and by regular exercises. But staying motivated and sticking to a healthy regime and a fitness schedule is not easy.
For you to achieve your desired weight and improve your fitness, try and recruit the entire family into the plans. Having the entire family on board means they will support each other.
Have a set and well maintained meal time. The earlier it is, the better. Have lunch between 12.30 and 1.00pm, and dinner between 6 and 6.30 pm. Try to have you lunch between 12.30 and 1.00 pm and have dinner 6 to 6.30 pm. Meal times should be as follows, lunch between 12.30 and 1.00 pm, while dinner between 6 pm to 6.30 pm. Studies show that eating late promotes growth of a fat called triglyceride in your blood. Unused calories will be converted to triglyceride which increases the risk of stroke and heart attacks. Eating early will enable you to burn off the consumed calories.
The whole family should be present during every meal time. This way everyone can talk about their day. It will also help in eating slowly. You are more aware of which food goes inside your mouth when you are seated and relaxed during meals. The body will also have time to digest and notify the brain when you have had enough.
Do not serve a large portion of food on your plate. A moderate portion is enough. Use a small plate to serve when you feel you are short changed at meal times. The volume of the food will have reduced although visually it will appear the same. This way you will not feel cheated.
You need to have a good attitude and mindset about food and fitness in order to succeed. Apply different methods to help you along the way like you just like you use mind tricks in using the small plate or play with your perception on the volume of food.
Although you might be able to eat whatever you want, whenever and however you want, you also have an alternative of being healthy and fit. You need to understand the even the smallest snack makes a difference. You may think that having cake crumbs with little calories is okay, but the bottom line is that you are giving in to the habit.
It is not easy to remain motivated or stick to a fitness plan. Scheduling fitness in a busy life is very hard. One often has family and work commitments taking priority. Write down what you intend to achieve, benefits of a regular exercise and how you feel after a workout. To stay motivated, set goals which you can achieve.