Walk Off the Cravings
People that take a brisk 15 minute walk, eat half as much chocolate afterward than those who rest at their desks.
The trick? The natural boost from walking may prevent people from resorting to treats for a hit of energy.
If the weather in inclement, maybe find the nearest stairs and do some stair climbing.
Set a goal for how many times you want to be able to climb them by the end of the month or how many blocks you want to walk.
Kick the Can!
Eating just one serving of canned soup a day (18.5 ounces) for five days, can raise your blood pressure because of the BPA (Bisphenol A)
– a chemical linked to heart disease and some types of cancer – by more than 1000%.
So make sure you pick BPA-Free brands or better yet find some healthy recipes and make yourself a large batch that you can freeze in individual packaging.
Beat That Afternoon Slump!
Instead of having a piece of candy or a cappuccino when you are feeling sluggish, opt for one of our ideal envelopes
(if you must, have a restricted or half of one, and then finish the other half during your snack).
Why? Because the amino acids, the building blocks of protein, do a better job at stimulating the brain cells that help keep us awake and alert, than do any other nutrients.
Bonus: The neurons switched on by amino acids also tell your body to burn calories, suggesting that the right bite may actually kick up your metabolism!
Have a Drink!!
Having a hot beverage like tea or hot water with lemon is an excellent way to satisfy those cravings.
***Warm/ water and lemon first thing in the morning has tremendous benefits for your body as well.
- 1. Boosts your immune system:
Lemons are high in Vitamin C and potassium. Vitamin C is great for fighting colds and potassium stimulates brain and nerve function and helps control blood pressure.
2. Balances pH
Lemons are an incredibly alkaline food, believe it or not. Yes, they are acidic on their own, but inside our bodies they’re alkaline
(the citric acid does not create acidity in the body once metabolized). As you wellness warriors know, an alkaline body is really the key to good health.
3. Helps with weight loss.
Lemons are high in pectin fiber, which helps fight hunger cravings. It also has been shown that people who maintain a more alkaline diet lose weight faster.
And, my experience is that when I start the day off right, it’s easier to make the best choices for myself the rest of the day.
4. Aids digestion
The warm water serves to stimulate the gastrointestinal tract and peristalsis—the waves of muscle contractions within the intestinal walls that keep things moving.
Lemons and limes are also high in minerals and vitamins and help loosen ama, or toxins, in the digestive tract.
5. Acts as a gentle, natural diuretic
Lemon juice helps flush out unwanted materials because lemons increase the rate of urination in the body.
Toxins are, therefore, released at a faster rate which helps keep your urinary tract healthy.
6. Clears skin
The vitamin C helps decrease wrinkles and blemishes. Lemon water purges toxins from the blood which helps keep skin clear as well.
7. Hydrates the lymph system
This cup of goodness helps start the day on a hydrated note, which helps prevent dehydration (obviously) and adrenal fatigue.
When your body is dehydrated, or deeply dehydrated (adrenal fatigue) it can’t perform all of its proper functions, which leads to toxic buildup, stress, constipation, and the list goes on.
Your adrenals happen to be two small glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and along with your thyroid, create energy.
They also secrete important hormones, including aldosterone. Aldosterone is a hormone secreted by your adrenals
that regulates water levels and the concentration of minerals, like sodium, in your body, helping you stay hydrated.
Your adrenals are also responsible for regulating your stress response. So, the bottom line is that you really don’t want to mess with a deep state of dehydration!
Adopting just this one practice of drinking a cup of warm water with lemon in the morning for a month can radically alter your experience of the day.
Don’t be surprised if you begin to view mornings in a new light.