As I was browsing the internet today, I came across this article. It’s actually more of a slideshow. But is has some valid points. Some of which I have shared in the past.
Most of these tips are relatively easy to incorporate into your day. Drink more water. Eat food. Don’t skip meals. Get more active. Get more sleep.
Ok, the sleep one could be a little harder because it may mean changing your schedule which does take some getting used to. Sleep is immensely important to weight loss. I am working on this step for myself. I get on average 6 hours of sleep. I have a hard time falling asleep and staying there. I wake up several times a night and then it takes forever to fall back asleep. I have tried all sorts of over-the-counter and prescription remedies. Most only work for a few days, then I’m back. I stop eating by 8 pm most nights to allow for digestion and am usually in bed by 10 pm.
Lately, I have been falling asleep within 30 minutes but wake up an hour and a half to two hours later feeling fully refreshed, like I slept the whole night through. Then I’m up, awake and ready to start the day but it’s only 12:30 am or 1 am. Then I lay there for hour(s) trying to fall back asleep. Occasionally I read for a bit or go do the dishes to try and burn off some energy to allow myself to relax. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. If you have any tips, please let me know.
I’m going to work on being more mindful of my eating in April. Lately, I have been feeling full or satisfied but I keep eating to finish my plate. Mind you, my plate is not overloaded with food or anything. It is usually 1 serving of whatever I am eating. I get to the point where I have just a few bites left and I know I need to eat to lose weight and hit my goals, but I am full. So instead of stopping, I just keep going. So my goal is to listen to my body more and stop when I’m feeling full instead of finishing my plate. A few bites are really not going to be missed. Really!
What are your goals for April? How will you incorporate new ideas to get more active during the day? What will your relationship with food be? How will you improve your sleep?