Are you frustrated with trying to get healthier or lose weight?
Kick that frustration to the curb and create a healthy lifestyle without even realizing you are!
As much as I love eating healthy and exercising, there are some days when I rather sit at home all day and lay in bed. There are days when I need help with getting motivated and inspired, which is why I created this list for you all.
Here are 15 hacks that will make living a healthy lifestyle or losing weight a lot easier. Enjoy!
1. Visualize Yourself in the Future
Visualize yourself at your goal weight or goal body. Most of us talk down to ourselves, especially during a weight loss journey, which enables us to eat junk food and treat our body like crap.
Read this article to learn how to visualize and how much an impact it can make on your journey.
2. HIIT Workouts
Incorporating HIIT workouts (high-intensity interval training) allows you to burn fat, lose weight and not muscle, increase your metabolism, and more.
Here's an article to get you started on HIIT.
Related: 10 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget
3. Get a Spiralizer
A spiralizer is great for tricking yourself into eating more vegetables and getting enough fiber in.
Fiber is essential in any diet, and many of us don't get enough. Even if you love vegetables, this is an awesome tool for creating new dishes.
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4. Workout with a Pro
They don't need to be a bodybuilder but working out with someone who consistently goes to the gym and eats healthy definitely helps with staying accountable.
5. Download a Free App
Keeping an app on your phone ensures that you always have access to working out.
Here is a list of some free apps:
- 7 Minute Workout
- Couch 2 5K
6. Swap Unhealthy Food For Healthy Food
- instead of chips, bake kale chips
- instead of flour tortillas, eat corn tortillas (less sodium)
- instead of coca cola or sprite, drink Zevia
- instead of ice cream, make your own (blend 3 frozen bananas with 1 TBS peanut butter)
7. Drink Fruit Infused Water
Drinking enough water has always been a problem for me, which is why I got a fruit infuser. This makes drinking water easier and tastes really good with sliced strawberries.
Related: Healthiest Foods For A Tight Budget
8. Eat in a Well-Lit Area
When you're in a dark-lit area (like most restaurants) you end up eating more.
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9. Eat with Chopsticks
Chopsticks will ensure you eat slower and small bites, allowing you to enjoy the food and become mindful of what you are eating.
10. Get a Fitbit
My Fitbit has been a huge motivator for me ever since I started working at home.
The challenges are the best part because, in order to win the challenge, you have to walk the most steps.
The Fitbit automatically connects to the app, allowing you to see how many steps you've gone, calories burned, stairs climbed, and more. You can also calculate your calories and glasses of water you're drunk, as well as tons of other things.
11. Find a Physical Activity You Love
Workout without even actually feel like working out.
This can include:
- rock climbing
- trail running
- walking dogs at your local animal shelter
- becoming a dog walker at Rover
12. Go on Physical-Related Trips
Take a trip to Peru and go on a 4-day hike on the Inca Trail. Anytime you travel, find hikes in the area (they're also usually free!) or go snorkeling.
13. Get an Instant Pot to Make Cooking Easier
If you don't have an Instant Pot already, you're missing out. There are tons of free Instant Pot recipes online, and not only that, most recipes are incredibly cheap to make. The best thing about having an Instant Pot is being able to cook with little to no effort, and have an amazing meal ready in a few hours.
14. Use a Standing Desk
If you work at home, a standing desk can make sure you're limiting your time sitting down and getting a little more physical activity in.
15. Start playing the drums
Playing the drums can burn anywhere from 300-600 calories an hour, creating an amazing workout without even realizing you're working out.
I still daydream about learning how to play the drums.
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What have you done to incorporate healthy living into your everyday life?
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