How to Eat Healthy…

And Do It Without Willpower

  1. Eat breakfast – make it a habit.  Set up the plates etc. on your kitchen counter before you go to bed (we all know that “morning minutes” fly by!)
  2. Avoid vending machines – take your snacks with you. Carry nuts, carrots and celery in ziplock bags.
  3. Avoid drinking sodas – wastes your calorie allocation. Avoid even zero cal ones, sugar replacements are generally not good for your health.
  4. Drink plenty of water – take a water bottle with you. Thirst is often mistaken for hunger.
  5. Reduce portion sizes. The size of plates has increased over the years, so we are actually eating too much, so use smaller plates.
  6. Increase your consumption of vegetables – make vegetables account for at least 75% of the space on your plate.

How to Drink More Water

And Keep Slim at the Same Time…

If you become dehydrated your body goes into “protection” mode. When denied any vital nutrient your body cries out for help, although these signals are often misunderstood (like thirst disguised as hunger). If you are dehydrated your body may slow down your metabolism in an effort to retain as much water as possible for survival. This slows down your fat burning which make it more difficult to lose weight.  So, the answer is to drink plenty of water (of course, pure filtered water is best).

How do you do that? Try these tips:-

  1. Drink 1 glass when you wake up.
  2. Drink 1 glass after you clean your teeth after breakfast
  3. Drink 1 glass mid morning
  4. Drink 1 glass before lunch
  5. Drink 1 glass with lunch
  6. Drink 1 glass mid afternoon
  7. Drink 1 glass when you get home from work
  8. Drink 1 glass before dinner
  9. Drink 1 glass with dinner
  10. Drink 1 glass after you clean your teeth in the evening

I also leave a glass of filtered water in my bathroom overnight, so I can drink it if I get up during the night.

If you find water boring, add a squeeze of lemon or lime juice.

Be kind to our planet – use a water filter and fill your own bottles (preferably glass) instead of buying water in plastic bottles.