Healthy Hows

Here are 30+ tricks to jumpstart your health. Don’t feel like you need to incorporate all of them, but the ones that resonate, try.  Even if you discover 3 or 4 to help you get to a healthier you, that’s a start. Half the work is to get started, so lets go.

  • Drink 1-2 glasses of lukewarm lemon water first thing in the morning to jumpstart your metabolism. Then yes, your coffee.
  • I know, this is a no-brainer, but SLEEP. It is always the first thing we sacrifice in our busy days. Healthy, happy bodies need to be well rested and well fuelled. Sleep keeps your body running its most efficiently by balancing out your hormones and so much more. IT IS ESSENTIAL. A KEY PILLAR to health.
  • Wake up earlier for some quiet time. I know hard, push yourself. I swear by this.
  • Meditate. Meditate.
  • Have protein with every meal. Hemp and chia seeds, beans, tofu and lentils and also edamame are amazing sources of planet-based proteins. Start to integrate them into your life NOW.
  • Eat a handful of nuts every day—Raw & organic please.
  • Use a fitness tracker and start moving. Your daily goal? Start with 5,000 steps.
  • Drink at least 8 glasses of water throughout the day. Add lemon, parsley, berries, chlorophyl, ginger. You name it, just drink it.
  • Eat from dark plates. And also smaller plates. You eat less. Seriously.
  • When you feel like you need comfort food … call a friend or family member; go for a walk before you reach for food. 9 out of 10 times it’s not food you need, it is connection or a change of frequency. FYI, scrolling doesn’t count, it actually makes you crave more.
  • Put the fork down and breathe between every bite. 
  • Bring more mindfulness into your mealtimes. How, SLOW DOWN.
  • Healthy breakfasts are key to healthy bodies. Eat steel cut oats with hemp & chia seeds sprinkled on top. Complex carbs are best eaten in the beginning of the day.
  • Drink a glass of water 30 minutes before every meal. You prep your body to digest and also helps you eat less.
  • Have three main meals and two snacks every day and don’t eat between meals. 
  • Drink a green smoothie every single day.
  • Eat more black beans. Tasty, versatile, protein packed and fiber and antioxidant rich.
  • Instead of watching TV while you eat, download a free 20-minute nature sound. Only go for seconds if you still feel hungry after listening until the end.
  • Snack on water-rich foods, such as cucumber, carrots, celery, lettuce, radishes, or tomatoes. Any veggie will do.
  • Spice up your food with HOT sauces and salsas.
  • Sit when you eat.
  • Buy yourself a beautiful journal and note what you eat, how this food makes you feel and WHY you eat it. 
  • Had a big lunch? Make dinner small.
  • Skip the bread. 
  • Take inventory mid day to see what you have eaten and what you need more of in your day. No veggies yet, make this your next food decision. 
  • Find five ways to move more. Some ideas: take the stairs, wiggle while you type, stand more or dance while brushing your teeth. Get creative!
  • Use a small spoon for sampling dessert instead of eating the whole thing. 
  • Eat more avocados. Healthy fats keep you satiated and they also help your cells thrive.
  • Use plain cashew butter instead of mayonnaise. Seriously it tastes just as good without all the saturated fat. Or try an avocado based mayo.
  • Wear fitted clothes when dining out. You will notice when you are full faster.
  • Ditch the sugar. Just say no already to this addictive white powder. Sweet potatoes, beets, fruits, green juice will kick the cravings before they even start.
  • Skip the chips … Munch on carrots instead. Use salsa as dip. I know a hard one, but a good one to think about. Why are you eating the chips anyway?