1. Fill up that Trash Can. Go to your refrigerator, pantry, and wherever else you hide food, and find EVERY food items that contains any of the following three ingredients:

Trans-fat, white flour (bleached, unbleached, enriched), and high fructose corn syrup.

You may also want to consider ditching foods that contain processed sugar in exchange for more natural sweeteners like evaporated cane juice. [Why is Cane Juice Better? Click Here to find out] Oh and, if at all possible, ditch the diet sodas. I mean if you absolutely MUST consume soda drink diet instead of regular, and even then limit yourself to less than one can a day.

2. Shopping. With your pantry cleared out, head on over to the grocery store and stock up. Once again avoid anything with the following ingredients:

Trans-fat, white flour (bleached, unbleached, enriched), and high fructose corn syrup.

Instead of transfat, find foods that contain healthy fats like mono- and poly-unsaturated fats. Instead of white flour, accept nothing less than 100% whole wheat flour. Instead of high fructose corn syrup how about foods containing evaporated cane juice or some other less processed sugar substitute.

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3. Insert extra activity into your day. You really should find the time to workout (i.e. weight training and some cardio), but let’s assume you really don’t have the time for that. How about finding lots of little ways to fit extra activity into your day. Consider the following options:

Park at the far end of the Wal-mart parking lot and walk…

Take the stairs instead of the elevator…

Take your dog for a walk…

None of those are hard to do, and only require a few extra minutes at a time.

4. Eat every three or so hours (i.e. six times a day). There is nothing better than keeping yours body running smoothly, keeping your insulin from spiking, and always having plenty of energy. Eating every three hours or so will ensure that your metabolic engine is running at peak efficiency and that your tank never gets too low.

The added benefit is that when you eat less me often, you will feel much less compulsion to binge eat throughout the day. As always be sure that your three main meals and your snacks are healthy foods. Also, NEVER feel guilty about snacking on fruit. If you feel like eating five oranges in a day don’t sweat it! You can’t let calorie counting rule your life, and you certainly shouldn’t let it interfere with your fruit consumption.

5. Sit down and write out your goals. The two keys are being realistic and committed. Set goals that you can achieve through healthy means. For example, don’t set a goal of losing 7 lbs in a week, it simply is realistic or healthy for most folks.

Space your goals out between short term, mid-term, and long term. Short term goals should be achievable in a month of less, mid-term goals should be achievable in 3 months or less, and long range goals should be anything beyond 3 months.

The last part, and perhaps the most important, is, be committed to achieving your goals. Remember why you want(ed) to be healthy, what it felt (feels) like to be sick and miserable all the time, and focus on how much better your body will feel when it isn’t carrying around a bunch of excess and useless weight.

Use these five means to achieve the health and fitness ends you’ve been contemplating since your New Year’s Eve resolution.

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Comments
  1. sansoucy says:

    Hey, thanks for this! 🙂

  2. Brandy says:

    You’re killing me with these five things. No more diet pepsi?? Seriously???? Well okay, I guess I can live with just my coffee and coffee mate. 😉

    And the eating every three hours…dear lord…. the other day I realized that all I had was an APPLE so at 9:30 at night on my way home from seeing my mother in law I grabbed a burger. Probably not the best idea, no? 😉

    “Saw” you at my blog…thanks for coming over. 😉 I commented back to you there too.

  3. Lynda Lippin says:

    Great tips and a lovely blog!

  4. John,

    I’m a preacher of “Eat every three or so hours”. I forgot where I heard it first but its true. Smaller, frequently meals do the body good.

    Stay Active!

  5. Scotti says:

    This is a great top 5. Thanks!

    Scotti

  6. Sentalus says:

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