Trying to slim down and be healthier? You’re more likely to follow through and achieve your goals if you make subtle shifts in your daily routine than if you try to totally overhaul your life or kill yourself in the gym. With consistency, these 5 simple habits will set you up for success!
1. Count Nutrients, Not Calories
Regardless of your calorie intake, if your body lacks the right vitamins and minerals, it will act as if there is a famine. In famine mode, your metabolism slows down and your body stores up fat. Instead of obsessing over calories, count your fresh fruit and vegetable servings! Eat better, not less.
2. Eat & Drink the Rainbow
Consume a colorful variety of raw fruits and vegetables! Each color family corresponds to specific nutrients, so the more varied the colors, the more nutrition you are eating, and the better you’ll look and feel!
3. Eat GOOD Fats
Like coconut, raw nuts and seeds, and avocado. In moderation, these healthy fats actually promote weight loss, helping you stay full and nourished, and reducing the likelihood of binge eating.
You need the right fats to keep your mitochondria healthy; the healthier your mitochondria, the more energy you’ll have! Good fats also support youthful skin, healthy hair and nails, and optimal brain function.
4. Get Your Daily Dose of Greens
Leafy greens are hands down THE BEST food for you... especially first thing in the morning. Starting your day with a fresh green juice is the easiest way to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to stop clinging to fat. This healthy habit will help fight unhealthy cravings throughout the day and give you a boost of caffeine-free energy!