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Healthy Habits, is it enough?

Meal preps, supplements, daily workout, detox, fasting, macro tracking, keto and other nutrition regimes, where do I start if I wanna lose weight?

Here’s the truth: The world of nutrition can be very confusing, and there are many of those ‘Too-good-to-be-true’ promises and outright lies. It’s no wonder many people struggle with weight loss.

Reality is, simple healthy habits can help you move toward your goals.

In fact you can take simple steps today and you’ll be on the right track, if everything seems way too easy, remember simple habits and sustainable habits produce long-term progress. 1% better everyday will get you farther in the long run.

Weight-loss Habit 1: Get moving

You don’t need to complicate things if you are just starting out, instead just get moving. And if you already moving and working out every day, increase the amount a little bit, movement will help you burn calories and get your metabolism going.

Movement could involve working out and do workouts specifically designed to help reach your exact goals, but in the beginning, just adding general movement to your day will produce results.

A few ideas:

      • Go for a short walk twice a day.

      • Spend time doing yard work or doing projects at home that require movement.

      • Play a sport with your kids,or grandkids.

      • Go to the park, pick up a ball.

      • Get on a bike, canoe, or kayak

      • Use the stairs at work any time you have to go to another floor or walk the stairs on a break.

    Try to do something everyday. Give yourself a check mark on a whiteboard, calendar, or a sticky note every time you do an activity. Once you get a string of days with activity, you’ll have confidence and momentum.

    Weight-loss Habit 2: Focus on Vegetables and Lean protein

    Improving your diet can be very simple. Most people eat too many carbs and too much fat. Many popular foods combine the two and make it very hard not to overeat. We all deserve a treat!

    But to accomplish our goals, we need to use a few simple but very effective strategies

    First, at every meal, fill half of your plate with vegetables, these are packed with vitamins, nutrients, and fiber, and they don’t provide huge amounts of calories, they’re nutritious and filling and they can be delicious too!

    The other part of the plan: Focus on lean protein. Rib-eye steaks, juicy hamburgers, and  chicken wings are great on occassion, but meats such as chicken breast, turkey cold cuts, eggs, and fish are great. Tofu, beans, and lentils are other options if you’d prefer not to eat meat.

    Protein will help you build muscle and lean choices will ensure you don’t take in a lot of calories from fat.

    Again, you can track your ‘Win Streaks’ by giving yourself a checkmark every time a meal has veggies and lean protein. Your body will love what you’re putting into it and you’ll feel great.

    Once you have some momentum you might want to Fine-Tune your plan and add some other healthy habits in the kitchen. That’s where a Pro Comes in; we can suggest additional habits that will move you closer to your goals.

    You can always Book a consultation with Us https://crossfitreincarnation.com/nutrition/  

    Simple and effective

    If you ever feel overwhelmed by all the noise around weight loss, remember that fitness and nutrition don’t need to be complicated. At first, the key is to move a little more and eat a little better every day and then an expert can always help you tailor your plan so you can get the best results. 

    Written by: Alexandra Rowland

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