It is more important than ever to take care of yourself, nourish your body well and get that daily movement in to feel our best. A big part of this is lifestyle and getting into a routine that works best for you! Like most things in life, it’s all about balance. There are lots of different options out there to help with finding what works best for you and making it sustainable, creating those habits to feel your best. Let’s take a close look at some of those options and what is realistic and a healthier choice…
A Balanced Lifestyle
Although traditional, an active and balanced lifestyle is the best way to create a sustainable and realistic routine and habits that you know work best for you personally. Nourishing your body well and getting in movement go hand in hand here. Focusing on just one could be unbalanced and may lead to other issues,concerns and unfulfilled goals. To make the most of a balanced lifestyle combine movement with eating well.
One of the most renowned nutrition programs to assist with balanced weight management is Weight Watchers, which works with people to achieve their goals with creating healthier (but balanced) nutrition choices. With over 600,000 subscribers, the Weight Watchers program is a more realistic approach with a high customer return rate. It offers a flexible way to manage nutrition, a supportive online community, and a SmartPoints system to keep your head in the right place.
Intermittent fasting can be another option to include in your routine. It changes the times that we eat instead only the content of what we eat. This tends to work due to our hormones and circadian rhythms. There are many fasting options to choose from. The 16-hour fasting/8 hour eating is good for those who work through the day. 20 hours of fasting and 4 hours eating are more intensive fasting. Always consult a medical professional before trying any change to your nutrition and routine.
Red tea is an African tea that contains weight management properties. When this was discovered a nutrition plan was then formed around it. The plan is friendly and supportive, it encourages you with exercise, eating healthy, and drinking plenty of tea. The diet revolves around three points: less stress, more exercise, and an avoidance of weighing yourself every day. By weighing yourself every day you can become slightly obsessed with micromanaging your life (which is NOT good for anyone, ever!) . Instead, you follow the plan in a healthy way and maintain balance.
Gastric Bypass Surgery
This should only ever be considered under direction and advice from a medical professional and be done for the right reasons (not a quick fix). Gastric Bypass Surgery is a procedure that removes part of the stomach and connects it to the intestines. The size of the stomach is significantly reduced meaning a patient can eat far less food. They will also stop craving food as much. While somewhat extreme the procedure is may suitable in some very special cases. Always consult a medical professional for advice and information when considering any type of medical procedure.