This post is presented to you and everyone on HealthyHints as a challenge.
Can you improve your health in just one day?
I would love to have as many people as possible take on this challenge with me.
There are just 5 simple changes to make to your day...either today or the next day.
Adhere to all and write about it in the comments section. That's all there is to this challenge.
I would love to hear about people's experiences.
I'm mostly interested to know how hard it is for someone to just drop everything and adapt these 5 simple changes for just 1 day.
Why not try the health challenge today?
Here are just 5 simple ways to improve your health TODAY.
1. Drink water! *Shoot for somewhere between one-third to one-half of your body weight in ounces.
*Since water can contain environmental toxins, be sure to use as clean a source as possible. Use a filter on your home faucets.
2. Make an eating plan *Plan out when and what you will eat.
*This doesn’t have to be a huge ordeal. It may consist of baking several chicken breasts and steaming vegetables.
3. Plan to eat 5-6 times, which equates to every 2-3 hours. *This will naturally reduce your portion sizes and stimulate your metabolism.
*This coincides well with step 2, make an eating plan.
5. Eat real, whole foods *Look at the ingredients list of all the food you eat today. If there are any preservatives, dyes, colorings or flavours (even natural) then DON'T EAT IT.
*Also, don't eat any vegetable oils. Butter, coconut oil and olive oil are okay.
*The goal is to eat just whole, real and unprocessed foods.
*Why? Here are some very good reasons:
*Artificial sweeteners can cause people to eat more calories overall during the day.
*Artificial additives/colourings can contribute to symptoms of ADD/ADHD.
*MSG causes hyperstimulation of the nervous system, leading to headaches, anxiety and poor concentration.
*Hydrogenated and highly processed oils/fats cause inflammation.
Okay, time to put those 5 steps into action Even if you are doing this for JUST ONE DAY.
PLEASE share your experience below!
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