We all have some habits that hurt us in our quest to be healthier individuals. Whether it’s schlepping around the gym in worn out shorts and a t-shirt or eating low-in-fat-but-high-in-sugar foods, pulling it all together so our body is cooperating with our brain can be a challenge.
Here are eight strategies that will enhance the things you’re already doing and help you reach your healthy tipping point.
1. Eat lean protein for breakfast. Getting the day off to a good start by eating a nutritious breakfast is one of the best ways to ensure you’ll have a productive day. And, there’s research that shows eating protein-rich foods will help you stay satisfied longer, and therefore, be less prone to snacking and overeating later in the day.
Eating eggs, turkey sausage, almonds (or other nuts), peanut butter or lentils for breakfast will give you a healthy dose of protein. If you need some breakfast ideas, check out Delish’s eight high-protein, low-calorie breakfast recipes here: Delish 8 Pumped Up, High Protein Recipes.
2. Wear a pedometer. Where I work we do a couple of pedometer challenges a year, and when people have a step counter clipped to their belt they move more. Even the already physically active people are inspired to out-do themselves. One of my co-workers works out in the morning and gets her 10,000 steps in before she gets to work so she upped her goal to 20,000 steps a day in the 10,000 steps challenge.