Going back and forth with where to start on your new healthy adventure can be very frustrating and confusing to the point where a lot of people give up after a week of trying new and different things. My best advice while starting this new adventure is to get in the mind set that everything works differently for everyone! Not every diet will work the same for each person. For example my best friend can only have half the carbohydrates a day than I can because my body can process them faster and distribute it evenly throughout my body. So don’t get frustrated from the beginning because everyone starts out in the same place you are now.
Here I have listed a checklist of things you should consider while starting off on your new adventure of being fit healthy and happy!
Throw out more than half of the junk food in your house, if not all of it.
They are only temptations that we don’t need. Yes you can eat them occasionally but having them linger around gives us more incentive to give into the temptations.
Write a list of your fitness goals.
Start off with writing down your morning weight and date it. Then write down where you want to see yourselves and the time frame you are giving yourself.
Start thinking about meal prep.
Meal prep is all about making meals for your week to get you started on a healthy week because the moment you open that fridge you can grab anything but if you know you already have meals that you prepared you are more willing to go for those and that is always the healthier option.
Go shopping for healthy food options.
You can check out anywhere on the internet for recipes and grocery lists for healthy food options.
Get a gym membership
I know not all of us have a lot of money to spend on expensive over the top gym memberships but there are some gyms like XSport or Planet Fitness that offer $10 memberships and the moment you know you are paying for something you will tend to use it way more often. If this really isn’t a viable option then do at home workouts, take daily walks, start up running or biking riding as a new hobby. It is all about starting off with small changes.
Drink more water.
Your daily water intake should be at least 8 glasses of water a day. This will help with your skin, hair, and overall hunger that we tend to get when we start a diet.
Think of this as a lifestyle change for the better.
The moment we stop calling it a diet is the moment we keep trying for this end goal and we keep up with what we started off doing in the first place.