4 Ways to Practice Self-Love in February!

Self-love is something we don’t often think about.  We take the time to consider how to show love to others but rarely to ourselves.

Your journey to self-love is one of the first and most important steps towards a healthy body image and healthy weight loss.

The 4 steps described below are all designed to show your body some love through proper treatment, nutrition and nourishment.  The more good you do for your body, the more love it will show you in return.

Take some time each day to show yourself love and reap the rewards of weight loss, increased energy, decreased cravings and overall better health.

Implement one of these easy steps each week and stick with it for the next 4 weeks to see your body, health and mind transform!  

 

Drink More Water

Swap out all pop, juice and soda for some H20 instead.  You can spice it up with lemons, limes, cucumber or berries.  Add in herbal teas when you are craving a warm beverage and you will get your day’s water consumption in no time! Increasing your water intake will keep you hydrated, increase your metabolism and help flush your body.  

Get More Sleep

Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep each night.  If you have trouble falling asleep, turn of all electronics at least 30 min before bedtime and sleep in total darkness.  You can also try adding a few drops of lavender to your sheets and pillow, take a relaxing bath before bed or listen to a guided sleep meditation to slow your mind and put you in a relaxed state.

Eat Your Greens

Try to integrate 1-2 servings of greens at each meal.  You can add kale or spinach to your omelette, smoothies and salads.  Crunch on cucumber and celery as a snack and add asparagus or broccoli as your dinner side dish.  Eating your greens not only gives your body the vitamins and nutrients it needs but also helps you get enough fibre in your diet.  Fibre is important to keep things moving through your digestive tract and warding off cravings.

Count your Steps

Using a device to help count your steps each day to increase your activity level.  Set some goals and do not stop moving until you reach them.  You can increase your steps in a day by taking the stairs instead the elevator or escalator, walking to a colleague’s desk instead of sending an email, using the office restroom and water cooler furthest away from you, going for a walk during lunch or after dinner.  There are many simple ways to increase your activity without exerting too much extra time or effort.

These steps may seem simple and easy but a little goes a long way!  By focusing on implementing one step each week, the changes will seem effortless and easier to stick with in the long run.

 

If you feel extra ambitious, try this BONUS step to keep away cravings!

 

BONUS – Consume 5 Small Meals per Day

Snacking is no longer a bad thing!  Try having 5 small meals each day rather than 2-3 large ones.  This will keep your blood sugar in check and ward of serious cravings.  You will feel full and satisfied throughout the day rather than allowing your hunger to ramp up and cause you to overeat at your next meal.  Happy Snacking!!

If you are ready to take your weight loss and health goals to the next level, contact me HERE to get on a FREE call.

xoxox,

Claudia

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