Today, I’m going to tell you exactly how I lost 30 pounds (video below) – but more importantly – how I became the healthiest version of myself that I could possibly be.
Believe it or not, I used to weigh 30 pounds more than I do right now. There are a lot of reasons for this – but I will tell you, the number one reason I lost all of that weight was because I adopted a plant-based lifestyle.
Being healthy is not something that happens overnight. In fact, like any good thing, it takes time to be healthy and stay healthy – and to completely change the way you live to reflect a healthy lifestyle.
I have ten tips for you that will jumpstart your healthy lifestyle. These ten tips are super easy! They really are simple. They are doable. They are practical. And they are the small steps that you can take to begin your journey to ensuring you become as healthy as possible – and stay that way.
Will you lose 30 pounds? That’s hard to say. Some of you may not have 30 pounds to lose! Some of you may have more than 30 pounds that you can spare. But what I can guarantee, if you adapt these ten new ways of living, is that you will be (and will continue to be) the healthiest version of yourself. Period.
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Top 10 Tips to Jumpstart a Healthy Lifestyle:
1. Wear Sneakers Every Day
Wearing sneakers ensures that you are always ready for activity. I started doing this over a year ago and find it very hard to be “lazy” when wearing sneakers daily!
These are my favorite sneakers/running shoes. I wear them constantly! They are super comfy and sturdy. Perfect for every day wear. Brooks shoes are known for being very high-quality, comfortable shoes.
2. Wear Activewear Every Day
Along the same lines, when wearing activewear, you are subconsciously telling yourself to be active. With sneakers and activewear, it is very hard to remain inactive. Try it out.
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3. Meal Plan
Meal planning is one of the easiest and tried-and-true ways to get healthy and to stay healthy. It doesn’t have to be hard. See my resources on meal planning to get started today.
4. Try Plant-Based
Plant-based diets are not just a fad, they are a way of life and a way to reduce the chances of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Try one plant-based meal a week to start.
Like I mentioned earlier, I attribute my plant-based diet to the reason why I lost 30 pounds. But, it did more than just cause me to lose weight. Read more about it here in my recent blog post about the benefits of being plant-based.
5. Cut Down on Medications
Some medications are necessary. Others are not. Some can be cut down in dosage. Talk with your doctor on minimizing the amount of medicines you regularly take.
6. Try Essential Oils
Essential oils are natural plant-based therapy human beings have been using for health reasons for thousands of years. They work (in my opinion). Give them a try today for a more natural living.
7. Limit Processed Foods
Processed food is obviously bad for you. Perhaps by cutting down processed food, rather than trying to completely eliminate it, you can start on a road to a healthier you. Baby steps.
8. Produce on Sundays
One tip for staying healthy is to designate Sundays as the day you prep all of your produce. Cut fruits and vegetables after cleaning them, and store into individual containers in the fridge for easy access.
9. Stay Hydrated
Hydration is key to a healthier you. Keep a water bottle filled at all times and both in your fridge and in your go-bag. Having easy access to water will help you to stay hydrated more easily.
10. Rest One Day a Week
Our bodies and minds need rest. Dedicate one day a week to resting completely and fully. This will help you to be energized and emotionally ready for health during the rest of the week.
So, try it. Try these ten tips. Start with the first one, then move on slowly to the second, third, and so on. Eventually, you will be living a healthy lifestyle without even feeling as though you’re trying.
I have a little something special for you today, too. I have made a FREE Printable “Small Steps that Lead to a Healthier You” to encourage you on this journey. All ten steps are included in this printable. Hang it up somewhere where you go everyday and start living this new, healthy lifestyle. It’s yours free, just for stopping by today.
That’s all for now. Thanks for reading, friends. Take care.