It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Lifestyle

By Lauren Guest

It is the time of year for change. With the New Year already here, some of you are making resolutions to lose weight, get fit, and to just get healthier. Being healthier doesn’t mean you to have to change your entire life all at once. Taking baby steps day by day is the best way to reach a new healthier lifestyle. Here are a few small changes that can make a huge difference in the way you feel and choose to eat.

• Clean out your pantry. If you have tempting foods in the kitchen, you might need to do a little pantry detox.

• Eat breakfast! Breakfast wakes up the metabolism and provides energy to the brain and muscles for the day’s activities.

• Eat whole and fresh foods. When you eat whole foods, you’re getting the food in its most natural state with all of the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are in the food.

• Know your portions. Portion control plays a huge roll in weight loss. Eat half portions, use a smaller plate, slow down when you eat, and skip second helpings.

• Cut back on sugar. Try to drink your coffee and tea black.

• Bake instead of fry foods. Baking on high temperatures will still give your food a crisp taste.

• Bring prepared meals to work for lunch. That will keep you from running out and grabbing fast food. “Failure to prepare, is preparing to fail.”

• Eat as many vegetables as you can. Vegetables have a significant amount of nutrients which are very good for you.

• Drink lots of water. Does drinking water bore you? Infuse it. Try these combos to spruce up your aqua. Cucumber + lime+ strawberry + mint, orange + blueberry + basil, watermelon + honeydew+ mint, and cucumber + mint + jalapeño.

Applying any of these steps in your daily routine is a sure way to a healthier lifestyle and better eating habits.

Lauren Guest is the owner of Clean Eatz in Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet, a Sasee staff favorite and great place to get a healthy meal on the go!

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  • Lauren GuestLauren Guest is the owner of Clean Eatz in Myrtle Beach and Murrells Inlet, a Sasee staff favorite and great place to get a healthy meal on the go!

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One Response to “It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Lifestyle”

  1. Rose Ann says:

    Isn’t it 21 days to break a habit? On day 10,… and the cookies hidden in the freezer are haunting me. I keep re-reading your article. Maybe I will make day 11! Thanks for your list of healthy reminders.

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