We can’t go a day without hearing about the latest fad in weight loss plans. There’s drinks, pills, shakes, pink drinks, low-carb diets, high-protein diets, the Atkins diet and the list goes on.
But what remains true and steady through all the fads is this: diet and exercise have always been and will always be the mainstay to a healthy lifestyle. Simple as that.
Staying in control of what we eat can be challenging with fast food restaurants at every corner and the busy schedules of most Americans. One way to counter that is to keep a food diary. Recording every single thing you eat gives you a true outline of calories consumed throughout your day. And keeping track of calories can help you stay trim, according to eatingwell.com.
Don’t get us wrong, you can still have the occasional piece of cake. But moderation is key.
Another way to maintain a healthy lifestyle is to give up grazing, the eating well article said. Plan eating small meals several times a day. This should stave off cravings and help you make better choices.
Sneak exercise into your day whenever you can. Take the stairs to your office instead of the elevator. Park farther away from the grocery store entrance to get in a few extra steps. Do a couple curl-ups with your gallon of milk before putting it away.
Anytime you can sneak in a bit of exercise is only beneficial to your overall health. You can look up all kinds of exercises to do at your desk if you have an office job. There are plenty of resources out there to help you reach your goals – like NoCo Fitness.
But keep in mind it’s still the basics that keep you healthy – a good diet and plenty of exercise.