One of the most essential things to do in this life is to be a healthy individual. This does not mean that you need to be a health nut but it can help a ton if you eat healthy things like nuts. That sounds like a rap lyric, but I digress.
Staying in shape and having a good body does not have to come at the expense of other things in your life. You can do the right thing and see vast improvements in every facet of your well-being. Or you can keep doing the unhealthy things that you’re doing and accept that this is going to be as good as it gets. Do not fret over the nature of your new diet, as it will be a surefire way to supercharge your lifestyle.
Here are some simple tips and tricks that will help you flourish in your new endeavors.
First off: cut out all that sugar. Sugar is terrible for you. Scratch that. I should say that all this fake sugar is terrible for you. If it has high fructose corn syrup in it, do not eat it. You will instantly feel better. You don’t have to cut out natural sugars, like those that are found in fruit. Those are yummy, delicious and they serve a purpose.
Next up: Shop the perimeter. You’ve probably heard about this one before, but it is a tried and true method to stay healthy and avoid temptation. When you shop around the perimeter (the outline/corners) of a super market, you are much more likely to eat better. The reason for this is that all the fresh stuff is generally placed here. Do not get it twisted however, because you will also find the bakery on the perimeter – and it goes without saying that this is not a good place to stop by.
By shopping the edges, you will be avoiding most of the processed foods and disgustingly bad snacks. Skip the chips – if it rhymes it’s true! Eat the meat on the outer edge, though you should probably skip the deli.
Finally: Exercise. Diet will do tons in terms of your weight loss, but to truly expedite the process you will want to get up and move around. You do not need to start lifting weights (though this is highly recommended), but at least go for runs, do jumping jacks, cycle, play sports etc.