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Monday, 9 June 2014

10 Ways to Feel Lighter by the End of the Day


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I’d like to offer my two-pence worth to the following advice.

10 Ways to Feel Lighter by the End of the Day

Think you have to spend weeks before you feel lighter? Think again. In the course of a single day, there are a number of things you can do to feel fitter, leaner, and lighter! 
Am I suggesting you can lose significant amounts of fat or weight in a single day? 
Not at all, but what I am suggesting is that you can do a lot to feel fitter and lighter in your daily routine. And there’s a really important reason you want to do this.
By doing these little things to feel lighter and fitter, you’ll be way more motivated to hit the gym, 
eat healthy, and see real fitness and fat loss results. 
Ready to feel lighter? Ready to maintain a healthy and fit mindset all day long? 
Give these simple tips a try... 

10 Simple Ways to Feel Fit All Day Long

1. Start Your Day with a Natural Detox
If you want to kick things off right, start your day with some hot water or tea with lemon.
The lemon is a natural detox, and it gives your metabolism a major boost.
Plus it will help prevent over-eating in the morning.
Lemon and Lime becomes alkaline in the body and your body naturally ‘wakes up’ more acid
Hence the smoker’s ‘need’ for a cigarette. Alkaline is a healthy body.

2. Take Your Time
Rushing to eat while you’re on the go is a big reason people feel unsatisfied with their health by the end of the day. So start giving yourself a little time, let your food settle, and stop stuffing your face!
I’m sure you are aware that rushing your food does not give your tummy time to register 
that it physically is replete.

3. Drop the Dairy and Wheat
There’s some controversy over these two things, but there’s no denying that both wheat and dairy are highly processed. Try going wheat and dairy free for a day, and you’ll probably find yourself feeling a whole lot lighter.
I’m on the side of controversy here, but agree that the adult body is not designed to absorb 
so much milk. However it is being proved (at long last) that butter is far better for your body 
than the chemically manufactured margarine and that we benefit from natural active yoghurt but not the sugar heavy flavoured yoghurts. Wheat has been a staple for millennia however there is modern wheat and ancient wheat and the current fad regarding gluten – try for a time and judge for yourself as your body changes constantly.

4. Go Vegan for a Day 
Want to step it up a notch? Try going meat-free for a day. It doesn’t mean you have to go all-out vegan, but even just reducing your meat intake can give your metabolism a bit of a break 
and make you feel lighter. Just make sure you replace it with natural source of protein, not carbs! 
Apparently it is healthier to balance meat and vegetable proteins also I’ve read that we eat 
far too much meat. I‘ve found to reduce it in recipes does not detract from the taste – 
just your expectations of an affluent society.

5. Eat More Fruits and Veggies 
If you don’t want to give up the meat, that’s fine. Just try to get more fruits and veggies throughout 
the day, rather than filling up on carbs. This always makes me feel a whole lot better by the end 
of the day. Many people have not eaten fruit for years as modern fruit has an alarming increase 
of sugar and are giants in relation to the fruit of decades ago.

6. Go for an Early Run 
Of all the things you can do to feel healthier and lighter, starting your day with some intense exercise is the way to do it. Hit the ground running in the morning with a jog, a bike ride, or even some jump rope. Your whole day will feel better for it. 
Intense exercise is not an option for many and I’ve read that mixing fast with slow is far more effective and walking 100 then running/jogging/speed walking 100 is quite a work out.

7. Enjoy Some Afternoon Yoga 
Yoga’s another fantastic way to feel healthier, fitter, and lighter. Try fitting in a yoga routine right 
after work. It will help you de-stress after a busy day, and that means less overeating and snacking 
at night.  I couldn’t agree more.

8. Drink More Water 
Ditch the soda and juice, and increase your daily water intake. Not only will you feel lighter, 
you’ll also boost your metabolism and burn some more calories while you’re at it – 
and without taking in the unwanted sugar and artificial sweeteners
Juiceers strip fruit and vegetables of their fibre content which is not an empty product but essential 
in the digestion of that fruit also your body is the best juicer nature has created. Have you ever seen what soda particularly coca cola can do the grease on a car engine or the build up of lime scale etc?

9. Don’t Touch the Salt Shaker 
Sodium is the number one ingredient to make you feel bloated, and a bloated stomach is not 
how you want to end your day. Keep high-sodium foods to a minimum (soy sauce is a great example), and don’t add any salt to your meals throughout the day.
Curiously, over time and without intent  I may not have salt or very little
and have been prescribed common salt tablets twice a day!

10. Sweat It Out
Whether it’s a morning run, a little yoga, or a full-blown weight-lifting routine, working up a good sweat will make you feel ten times lighter and healthier by day’s end. And you’ll have a real impact on your fat-burning efforts with this one!


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