10 Commandments of a Healthy Life

Every bride wants to look her very best on the day of her wedding.  So here are 10 tips that will help you shape up for your wedding or just plain get in shape.  These are not my ideas (check out the link below) but I love them because it makes the process less like a diet and more like healthy living.  I think I will call them my 10 commandments of a healthy life and I myself am going to get serious about obeying these commandments.  Let us know how it works for you.

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  1. Exercise—First thing every morning you will want to get this done. Even if you are just taking a couple loops around the block, get out and exercise and get your heart rate up.
  2. Have Fruit Before Your Meal—Enjoying a piece of fruit before your meal may help aid in digestion, and it will also help you feel more full at the table so you won’t be tempted to overeat.
  3. Avoid Skipping Breakfast—Skipping breakfast deprives your body of much needed nutrients that wake your metabolism up and get your body going every day.
  4. Eat Every 3-4 Hours—It is ideal to try and eat about 6 meals a day that are around 300 calories each. Eat well rounded meals (remember your food groups?) and be sensible about your choices. You don’t have to eliminate meat or carbs, just don’t eat as much.
  5. Control Portions—“Its not what you eat, but how much”. Your main dish should not be bigger than your fist.
  6. Don’t Starve Yourself—Going without eating for long periods of time is setting yourself up for failure. You will want to eat everything in sight and not care about “counting calories”. Eating regularlyeven small meals or healthy snackswill keep your metabolism primed and will also help you to make healthier eating choices.
  7. Choose Healthier Options—Eat healthy snacks (apples, calcium packed foods, nuts, and protein rich foods are all great to help burn fat)
  8. Drinks Lots of Water—Slow down on the caffeine, pop, and alcohol. Choose water instead.
  9. Take Time to Relax—Getting enough sleep and having some “you time” can really make a big difference in how your body will handle weight loss (or maintenance). Evaluate your stress levels and keep yourself in a happy place and your body will respond positively.
  10. Do Shopping on a Full Tummy—One way to help you save yourself from gaining weight and losing money is to go to the store on an empty stomach. Having a full stomach will ensure that you make smart choice and maybe even healthy ones while shopping.



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