We are all aware of some of the which can lead to a long and happy life, for example, eating healthy, reducing the intake of alcohol, getting rid of cigarettes and engaging in regular exercises. However, it is not easy to remain motivated and stick to a fitness schedule and healthy regime.
It is good to include your entire family on your plans in order to achieve your weight goal as well as improve your fitness. Motivating and supporting each other will be easy with the whole family on board.
Have a set and well maintained meal time. The earlier the meal time, 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. The unused calories are converted to triglyceride which will increase risk of stroke and heart attack. 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. When you become full, your body will easily communicate with the brain and have enough time for digestion.
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 be satisfied with what you get.
For you to succeed, you mindset and attitude regarding fitness and food is vital. Use various methods to assist you along the way as you use mind trick with the small serving plate or play with your perception of the serving you get.
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.
Staying motivated and sticking to your fitness plan is not easy. With the currently busy life, fixing a fitness schedule is hard. Family and work commitments are the top most priorities. Write down the advantages of exercise, what you want to get from it and how you feel about it. To stay motivated, set goals which you can achieve.