Drink, Drink, Drink – H2O

Pouring A Glass Of WaterWith every weight loss program, the mantra “drink lots of water” seems to be a common thread. There are many reasons diet experts all agree that drinking at least eight full glasses of water aids in reduction. Studies have shown that metabolic rate, as it pertains to calorie burning, may be increased by thirty of forty percent in both men and women for energy expenditures within the first ten minutes of ingesting right ounces of water. The simple solution of keeping yourself feeling fuller is another reason to always have you water bottle close at hand. Hydrating while sweating off those unwanted calories in the gym is another top-ten reason to keep drinking nature’s favorite, H2O.

Eat it raw.

Young Woman Eating A Healthy SaladThe raw food motivation is a conscious trend towards eating more locally grown whole vegetarian foods for heath and for the planet. This diet consists of fruits, vegetables, sprouted grains and legumes, seeds and nuts. Raw-vegan food is considered healthy because of its living enzymes. Since the enzymes in food aid in digestion and are destroyed at 118 degrees of heat, it is believed  that raising temperatures also deplete food of vitamins and minerals which is why cooked food is thought to lead to excessive food consumption in the body’s attempt to gain adequate nutrition.

Spice it Up

Like any love affair gone awry, it’s often the mundane and routine which leaves you wanting for more. If you find yourself bored with the same chicken-in-a-pot, try going online to your favorite diet conscious sites for new recipes or checking up with local restaurant s which often change up menu choices. Simply experimenting with new spices may just rock your world!

Find a diet and exercise plan that meets your lifestyle

Finally, one of the most important components to getting rid of the extra added winter weight is to find a diet and exercise plan that will work with and adapt well to your lifestyle, so that you can get started with ease and keep the regimen for a lifetime. There would be no reason to choose a diet which calls for mega amounts of beef, chicken or pork if you are a strict vegetarian. Nor would you choose an exercise routine which calls for three of aquatic laps if you are deathly afraid of the water.

Add Color

Have you noticed that your favorite restaurants serve not only delicious food, but the presentation is usually appealing to the eye as well as the palate? Color is a great way to add rich-in-nutrient foods to your quest to a healthy new you. Bright red apples, dark green leafy veggies, sun-lit yellow peppers, sweet red onions, juicy pink grape fruits; thick orange carrots will all add excitement to your table, variety to your diet as well as fiber and phyto-nutrients to your body.

what are you favorite colorful healthy foods?

It’s Your Life!

The best diet and exercise plans are those which will fit into your lifestyle with ease and enthusiasm.  Of course, as with all forms of habit changing programs, your success depends on your own commitment and the right support system. SCS is your support system!