Celebrities may have a lot of help maintaining their bodies, but obtaining the same results isn’t impossible for everyone else. While they may not need to plan their own meals, or even make them, the food they’re eating is the same food we’re able to find at our grocery stores. Here are a few guidelines to follow to obtain that svelte figure of your dreams.
Staying hydrated is one of the most important ways to nourish your body and maintain your health. If your body is dehydrated many of the body’s functions aren’t able to work properly, leaving you feeling fatigued, and your body and mind drained. Without the proper amount of fluid intake, any other diet efforts are not as effective due to struggle your body will have with its digestive functions.
Water is also an appetite suppressant, and it increases the body’s ability to metabolize stored fat. Often times we experience mild dehydration throughout the day that doesn’t present itself as a thirst, but as hunger and may lead to overeating or indulging. Getting at least 8 glasses of water each day is crucial and will also help with your joints, teeth, bones, and skin, so drink up!
Eat small meals frequently
Eating smaller meals throughout the day helps to keep your metabolism working all day, controls blood sugar, and assists in staving off pesky snack cravings. Of course, if your meals throughout the day aren’t composed of healthy foods, your plan won’t work.
Skipping meals or waiting long periods of time between meals sends a signal to your body that it needs to go into starvation mode, therefore storing calories. Once your body is programmed to store calories due to long periods of time between meals, your metabolism is impacted negatively and you’ll be more likely to pack on the pounds.
Try new recipes
If you’ve eaten enough grilled chicken salads to last you a lifetime but are still trying to maintain a healthy diet, then it’s time to get creative. Try new recipes that may feel like cheating but are actually healthy for you.
There are many resources you can use to find healthy, easy, and fun new recipes such as Pinterest or healthy recipe books. Finding snacks that satisfy your sweets cravings such as mango ice cream made with fresh fruit, milk, and pure maple syrup will make you feel less deprived than sticking to your salad-only routine.
It takes a lot of time and work to change your body, especially if you’re looking for big results; but don’t feel discouraged if it takes you a few weeks to determine what works best for your body and how you can maintain a healthy lifestyle. Keep at it, and know that each day is a new chance for you to improve your diet and improve your health.