Six Habits for Better Health and Balanced Weight
Start These Right Now to be Healthier and More Fit
You are creating and re-creating your body, mind, and emotions
with every food that you eat. The same choices that are
contributing to your health challenges are also causing weight
issues. Many of them have been made for so long they have become
I know that you want to enjoy your life with good health in
body, mind, and emotions, and, perhaps, drop some excess weight
permanently. Are you resistant to changing your diet? Does your
busy life allow little time for exercise? There are other ways
to create a healthy, fit body.
You can instill new habits that will guarantee greater energy,
better sleep, balanced weight, improved digestion, and overall
good health. I've created a few that are relatively easy and
that everyone will benefit from.
Most of them do not require changing your diet.
Choose the easiest one first and do it today. Habits often fail
to stick because you attempt to change everything at once. This
can cause overwhelm and non-action. So start small. Acknowledge
yourself for the new choice you've made rather beating yourself
up because you didn't do it all. Let your successes build over
It takes one to two months to make a new habit automatic. Length
of time depends on your emotional state and how much resistance
to change you have. There may be times when you backslide. It’s
important not to give up when that happens. Get back on track as
quickly as possible. Don’t allow the voice of sabotage to give
you excuses and justifications. You can
Tame the Voice
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reminders for yourself to take these new actions. Keep in the
forefront of your mind how you’ll benefit. You’ll be rewarded
with greater mental alertness, energy, and vitality; improved
digestion and sleep; improvement of health issues; emotional
harmony; and healthier weight.
underestimate the profoundly positive effects of these practices
Chew your food until
Chewing is the first stage of digestion and allows you to fully
experience the flavors. Saliva contains alkaline enzymes.
Chewing mixes the food with the enzymes and creates a more
alkaline condition in your body. Most people have an over-acidic
condition and this is one of the first stages of physical and
mental disharmonies, including weight issues.
people gulp their food. When you don’t chew you don’t digest and
assimilate well. Your stomach may feel full, but the vital
organs and systems of the body have not received the nutrients
from the food. Your digestive organs are forced to do the work
of your teeth. This is why so many people feel tired after
you chew your food well you'll be satisfied with less
eliminating the impulse to overeat; digestion and assimilation
will improve; you'll have more energy; and you'll lose weight.
Chewing creates stronger teeth and gums by stimulating
circulation of blood and energy to them
Drink warm tea after meals.
Ginger, peppermint, spearmint, fennel, chamomile, and
teas act as digestive aids. They help improve absorption and
stomach function, and some of them eradicate bacteria, yeast,
and mucus from your organs. Many digestive issues such as
bloating, gas, cramping, and erratic bowels will be eliminated.
And you'll have fewer cravings which often occur because of poor
Avoid eating for three hours before bed.
Sleep is the time when your body renews and restores itself.
When you eat close to bedtime your body’s energy is working to
digest food rather than for renewal and regeneration.
Going to bed with a full stomach causes food to stagnate in your
body. Your organs have to work extra hard while you're sleeping.
And it's difficult to digest when you're lying down. You will
not feel rested upon awakening.
To sleep more soundly and wake up refreshed, go to bed with an
empty stomach. You’ll give your organs a needed rest, improve
many health issues, and lose weight more easily.
Take a 15-30 minute walk after eating. This
stimulates the digestive processes, and helps your body
eliminate excesses from the meal. You’ll feel lighter and more
alert, and likely lose weight because walking moves stagnant
food and energy.
5. Eat your bigger meal mid-day when possible.
You're more active during the day and will use the
calories. Even if you change nothing about what you eat or
increase exercise, you will lose weight. Eat a normal breakfast,
your main meal mid-day, and a light dinner at least 3 hours
before going to bed.
6. Eat a minimum of 4 cups of a variety of vegetables
daily, at least 75% of them cooked.
Eating four cups of salad does not count. Vegetables
provide the full spectrum of vitamins and minerals you need to
live and grow healthfully. Equally important is that vegetables
are gently cleansing assisting your body in eliminating excess
residues of fats and toxins. Cravings will be minimized; you'll
lose weight; lower cholesterol, and improve overall health.
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