How do women who are in good shape maintain it? Here are some habits of healthy women to help you stay on track and become one of these healthy women too!
Eat Out Less Often
Eating out a lot can sabotage you. Portion sizes are usually larger and there are more calories than what you would normally eat. Not to mention that you may allow yourself dessert because you’re eating out, so you may as well treat yourself right?
I try not to eat out unless I really have to. If it’s a social event, of course I’m not going to say no. But if it’s a Sunday night and I’m lazy and don’t feel like cooking, I’m not going to give in and get takeaway. I will usually only eat out if it’s a social outing. Every other meal is prepared by me.
Weigh In Regularly
I know a lot of people have issues with weighing themselves, and it can play on your mind if you’re trying to lose weight. But if you’re just looking to maintain your weight, weighing yourself every few weeks can help you stay on track. Weight will fluctuate a little bit with water intake, time of the month, bowel movements, etc. So don’t be concerned with little fluctuations. Also, weighing yourself obsessively every day is not health and I do not recommend this.
Learn To Love Exercise & Do It Daily
It can be hard at the start, forcing yourself to get out of bed early for a workout, or get to the gym after a long day at work. But I promise you that after a while, you will love working out. I absolutely LOVE the feeling after a hard workout. Admittedly I do still sometimes find it hard to get out the front door, but that’s the hardest part. Most healthy women do something active everyday, because they actually like it. Make sure you’re doing exercise that you enjoy, otherwise you won’t be able to maintain it for the long term.
Drink Lots Of Water
As I type, I’m sitting here with a water bottle next to me. I bring it with me wherever I go – grocery shopping, out with my friends to cafes, shopping, everywhere. It helps me drink much more than the required 2L of water per day.
Eat 5 Serves Of Vegetables
Aim to eat your recommended 5 serves of vegetables everyday. Trying to eat some vegetables at every meal helps. For example, you could add some greens to your breakfast smoothie or omelette, vegetables in your salad, sandwich or whatever you are having for lunch. And always make sure you are having some vegetables for dinner! Make a conscious effort to eat 5 serves everyday.