If you have recently started with your fitness journey and you like to read tips and advices on how to lose weight or live a healthier life, you have a lot of articles and websites that are concentrated exactly on these two topics. Thanks to the Internet we have a lot of information at our disposal, but we have noticed that people often forget about the basic things they should be doing if they want to lose weight and be healthier.
Because of this, we have prepared for you five tips or five small changes that could have a big impact on your life. As you will see, these are the most basic tips and advices, but they can often be forgotten. Read the list below for these tips:
Drink more water
This is one of the first and one of the most important tips for anyone who wants to live a healthier life – drink more water. However, you need to know that coffee, tea and soft drinks don’t count as a water intake. Actually, the only fluid that counts is pure and clean water. Experts recommend that we drink at least 64 ounces a day. Now, we all believe that we drink at least that amount, but the truth is that we tend to drink a lot less. The easiest way is to keep track of every cup of water that you drink (there are lots of apps for that).
Consume less caffeine
More than often you can hear experts say that we should lower our intake of caffeine and there are many reasons for that. The main reason for this is the fact that because of caffeine your body can’t stay hydrated enough. According to one survey, average adult drinks four big cups of coffee every day, but the experts recommend that we drink one or two smaller cups of coffee. However, if you still think that your body needs caffeine, you can replace your coffees with tea.
Add more fruits and vegetables to your diet
This tip should go without saying – your diet needs more fruit and vegetables. The fact is that we think that we have enough of both in our diet, but when we start tracking – it always turns out that we should have added more fruit and vegetables.
Add more healthy fats in your diet
Whenever we hear “fat” we think that this should not be in our diet, but, the truth is that there are many healthy fats that should be part of our diet. These fats can be found in walnuts, black and green olives, almonds, avocados and believe it or not – in dark chocolate.
Add more whole grains in your diet
This tips is one of the most difficult on this list – the idea is to substitute bleached and processed grains with whole grains (whole wheat flour, for example). Furthermore, there are many whole grain snacks that can be great for you and you will really learn to love whole grains.