We’ve all been there—you commit to losing a bit of weight , but some of the pounds just seem to stick. You’ve cut out take -aways, reduced your portions, and even stopped drinking, so why have you hit a plateau?
Morning habits, could help set you up for a healthy day, kick start your weight loss by starting the day off on the right foot!
Waking naturally with natural daylight is best but the next best thing is a sunrise alarm (also known as a wake-up light) it is a gentle option to the usual audio alarm. Instead of a blaring tone, it wakes you naturally with a light that increases gradually for around 30 minutes.
One of the best things you can do after you wake up: drink at least 500mL of water. Water fires up your metabolism, hydrates you, helps your body flush out toxins, gives your brain fuel, and may even make you eat less. … Imagine not drinking any water, tea, or any other liquids for the next eight hours.
Make your bed
“”If you make your bed every morning, you will have accomplished the first task of the day. It will give you a small sense of pride, and it will encourage you to do another task, and another, and another. And by the end of the day that one task completed will have turned into many tasks completed.
Research has found found that people who ate a balanced breakfast that contained 600 calories of lean protein, carbohydrates, and a little something sweet reported less hunger and fewer cravings the rest of the day compared to those that ate a low-carb 300-cal breakfast. They were also better at sticking to their calorie limits. The researchers suggest that it’s possible that satisfying your cravings first thing in the morning may help keep you from feeling deprived and going off piste later in the day.
Look out for our healthy breakfast recipes that we will be posting in the near future.