1.OVERHAUL YOUR KITCHEN- get rid of sugary snacks such as biscuits, high sugar breakfest cereals and other empty calorie snack foods. Replace with natural foods including fresh fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts,seeds, wholegrains, low-fat yoghurt and oily fish.
2.CHECK YOUR PORTIONS-Don’t pile your plate high. A good rule of thumb is to have some protein…chicken, fish, tofu or lean red meat and always make sure it’s the size of your palm. Fill the rest of your plate with veg and a small serving of complex carbs such as complex carbs or root vegatable.
3.PRACTICE MINDFUL EATING-Sit in a relaxed manner, chew your food properly and think about what you’re putting into your body and how it will benefit your health. LEARN TO IDENTIFY WHEN YOUR FULL AND WHEN YOUR HUNGRY!
4. ENJOY THE WORKOUT BUZZ- You will feel so good about yourself and so full of energy…hold onto that feeling because it becomes addictive and you will want to feel that way all the time!
5. DON’T OVERDO IT-If you haven’t exercised in a while don’t go too hard at first. Your body will become sore and fatigued and you won’t want to exercise again. Instead build up by setting achievable goals, include a jog in a walk one week, then set a goal to jog 1km straight the next week!