5.29.2014

Changing My Life One Step at a Time

If you've been reading my blog for a few months you know I have been seeing a nutritionist to get my life in order. I have a mission to lose some weight before my 25th birthday in October. 

When I saw her two weeks ago she gave me some homework to do to help better myself. I thought I would share these stepping stones with all of you to try to help you get in a bikini body shape for the summer too and take the steps to become a life style change.

5 simple steps



1. Drink half of your body weight in ounces of water each day (example: if you weigh 100lbs you would need to drink 50 ounces of water)

*It is best to avoid bottled water due to the chemicals in the plastic. 
*Try to drink cold water as you will burn extra calories because your body will need to warm that water up to 98.6 degrees. 





2. Eat your veggies first 

This seems like a no duh but if you don't think about it, a lot of people by nature will go towards the carbs or even the meat first. 

3. Think about chewing your food 20 - 30 times each bite. Also, sit down in a stress free area. 



This means not in front of the tv. Yes I am guilty of this too but I am working on it. We have been trying to have family dinner nights once a week at the dining room table. 

4. Eat one green vegetable at each meal. Yes this includes breakfast too. 


You can eat lots of different green veggies. You can have a green smoothie for breakfast and salad for lunch and dinner but remember to eat it first. The idea is to fill up on your veggies before the other items on your plate. 

5. Try a new green vegetable 

Step outside your box and try something new. Go to a new store and look in their department to pick something new. You can research how to cook it, what to eat it with and so on. There are plenty of green veggies out there to try. 



There you have it. The 5 simple steps to a new lifestyle change from my nutritionist to you.Please remember I am not a nutritionist and I am only taking the guidance I am receiving to pass onto you. Please consult a doctor before trying anything drastic. 



10 comments

Liz @ Fitness Blondie said...

GREAT TIPS!!! They are real and easy to implement to make long lasting changes. Consuming green veggies truly makes a huge difference. Energy, skin, and weight wise. It's our miracle food.

LOVE YOU. So proud how freaking hard you are working.

Ashlee said...

What wonderful Tips. I definitely try to drink lots of water during the day, but I need to work on my green veggies for sure!!!!

-Ashlee Michelle

Christina McGuire said...

Oh how I love and post about this quite often! Green smoothies mama right here! (Good luck with your goals!) Lifestyle changes are the best. Going onto 2 years of healthy living myself. I feel wonderful :)

Hilary said...

I read this while binging on chocolate chip cookies. FAIL.

Nadine Lynn said...

These are great tips! I am good about getting plenty of water and eating veggies...but I still eat in front of the TV every night. I dont have much time between when I arrive home and bed and I like to multi-task to make the best of it, ya know?! Plus it is just my husband and I...I think if we had kids it would be different.

Marty With The Party said...

sweet tips! i'll have to incorporate some of this stuff into my life!

kelsnsher said...

Oo all good tips I like it! The only one I'd have trouble with is a green veggie at breakfast :(

Mama Moly said...
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Mama Moly said...

Eating at the table with no electronics to distract you is a HUGE one! I've been doing it for almost a month now, and it's amazing how much more aware you are about what's going into your mouth. Without mindlessly stuffing dinner into my face while watching my favourite show, I've also noticed that I become fuller a lot faster! Thanks for the tips! I definitely need to drink waaaaay more water!!

Z @ Kicking Kilos said...

I like those tips. Even I want to lose 20 pounds by oct or November.
Good luck 2 ya