Addictions are not always bad if gets you closer to who you want to be and how you want to look. So these are 10 things you should definitely get addicted to:
- Empower your thoughts
Always direct your thoughts energy in a positive way.
Acknowledge what you don’t like of you and shift your mentality in order to be kind to yourself. Remember that what you project, always come to life.
“The most powerful thing you can even give anyone or anything is your attention. Always be mindful of where your attention is directed, whether it be a real or imagined scenario. Your ability to visualise can be one of your most powerful tools for personal change. Whether that change is positive or negative is up to you. Your mental pictures are energetic wishes, so be careful what you wish for. You will get it.”
– WITHIN Dr. Habib Sadeghi
- Revolutionize your Breakfast
Avoid high sugar, nutrients-empty food for breakfast.
Switch for a high protein content food, like eggs or if you are a porridge goer add some nuts and seeds to the mix. Protein will keep you full for longer and will help to set up your eating regime for the day, if you won’t eat sugar first thing in the morning you are more likely to avoid sugars for the rest of the day.
- Eat lots of Plants and Greens
When we are dieting we always focus on how deprived we feel, while in a healthy eating regime we should really focus on what we CAN eat. Plants are delicious, and are REAL food.
Have one vegetarian meal a week and think of plants as your main.
Introduce or portion up the greens in your diet, they are rich in chlorophyll and nutrients.
She listed the following greens as her prime choices: Kale, Spinach, Dandelion Greens, Swiss Chard, Beet Greens, Pak Choi, Mustard Greens, Watercress, Collard Greens, Broccoli, Dark leafy Lettuces
- Honour your Prep Day
On your day off, make sure to spend some time to think about the week ahead: go to the grocery, replenish your fridge of healthy food, and try to prepare your meals for the following days. So when you’ll be busy and can’t prepare food you will just need to defrost it or assemble it together.
- Give yourself more self-love
“We can’t love anyone else if we don’t love ourselves.” Calgary believes. Beating yourself up doesn’t get you anywhere.
Set realistic goals! Compare yourself to the you, that you were one month ago. Don’t think anyone else’s life is perfect. “Comparison is the thief of joy”. Be grateful for the things are going on in your life right now. Be present.
- Mix up your workout
The body gets used to the same form of exercise. Push yourself out of your comfort zone. Try new things. Get a workout buddy and go to experiments. London offers so many different classes and innovative workouts right now!
- Goodbye Sugar!
Avoid sugars, but even more…avoid hidden sugars! Anything that is processed or manufactured should come off your shopping list.
Get into the habit of reading labels.
Avoid everything that is already made (soups, ready-dishes, sauces).
Write down all the things that you’ve eaten that contain sugars and at the end of the week you’ll be quite surprise of seeing how long your list is. Try to make the list shorter each week.
- Snack healthy
It is completely normal to snack, but the question is, what to snack on? You might think you need some chocolate to carry on with your day, you’ll be quite surprise to know that refined sugary snacks make you lethargic and don’t make you feel any better. Have healthy snacks prepared with you all time. If you have your draw full of fruits to snack on, you won’t be that tempted to live your desk for the 4 o’ clock brownie.
- Swap food
Not only the white carbs for the brown, the white pasta for pseudo-grains, the chocolate for a bowl of fruit. Also the milk for milk alternatives like coconut, almond, hazelnut milk. The normal sugar for xylitol sugar or maple syrup, great for baking as well.
- Make time for yourself
Put you in your “to do” list. It’s not a luxury, it’s essential!
It makes you feel centred, grounded, connected and much more productive.
Use your breath as your tool, it helps connect mind and body.
“Me time” needs to be turned on its head. It shouldn’t be viewed as a luxury or an indulgence: in fact, it shouldn’t be called “me time” at all. Taking care of yourself and nurturing yourself needs to be prioritised and defined as performance enhancement for everyday life…To be healthy and happy, we need to start by looking after ourselves.” – Arianna Huffington
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