Understandably, the focus of your weight loss journey while on phentermine is to lose weight. However, your ultimate long-term goal should also be to commit to a new healthy lifestyle in order to maintain your new weight for good and avoid the illnesses that obesity can result in. But, being healthy doesn’t have to be hard; here we give you 20 simple, good-for-you moves to improve your health, with no life-altering required. Have the best life you possibly can!
1. Get more Zzz’s:
Sleep is one of the most enjoyable things and is great for your well-being, too. Sleep deprivation results in low energy and stress, which are both triggers for overeating and weight gain. A dark bedroom free from work distractions or stressors can help you get the recommended 7 to 8 hours a night.
2. Don’t microwave veggies:
A recent study from Spain found that up to 97 percent of the antioxidants found in vegetables are lost through microwaving; eating vegetables raw or steamed is far healthier.
3. Stretch and breathe:
A long stretch accompanied by deep breaths can help prepare you physically and mentally for any challenge ahead, just as a good stretching routine before exercise will protect your body from injury.
4. Family bonding:
People with close and loving relationships with their parents are less likely to have serious illnesses such as high blood pressure or heart disease.
5. Every Meal is Not The Last
There will be other brownies, pizzas and turkey dinners; if you keep in mind that this is not your last chance to eat this food, it will be easier for you to put down your fork when you’ve had enough.
6. Vary your workouts:
Doing the same exercise every day can cause wear and tear on your muscles, plus it is less effective. Instead, switch your routine around to keep your muscles happy and gain more benefits from a varied workout.
7. Buy a blender:
Making your own soups and smoothies means that you know exactly what goes into them, which should be nothing more than fresh and natural ingredients and no unwanted salt or sugar.
8. Set specific goals:
If you want to start a new healthy habit, make it very specific; rather than aiming to, “Do more exercise”, say to yourself that you will put on your sneakers after work and walk ten blocks – you’re more likely to stick to something more concrete.
9. Eat less salt:
Eating excess salt is linked to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke, and also causes belly bloating and weight gain through water retention. Many foods such as cereals and bread contain salt so there should be no need to add salt to your food, experiment with spices and herbs if you find your food a little bland.
10. Take a walk:
A brisk walk can boost your energy, clear your head of stress, ward off cravings and research by Cancer Research Centers found that one or two hours of walking each week can cut the risk of breast cancer by 20 percent.
11. Laughter is the best medicine:
Studies have found that positive-thinkers are less likely to suffer from conditions such as heart disease and stress. Find something each day to laugh at and boost your feel-good hormones as you chuckle.
12. Avoid the elevator:
Research shows that if you climb just three flights of stairs each day you´ll improve your cardiovascular health and lose an extra 10lbs a year
13. Soak up some sun:
Make sure you take a stroll in the sunlight each day to boost your levels of vitamin D which will counteract the negative effects of stress, as well as reducing the risks of cancer and heart disease. Don’t forget the sunscreen!
14. Eat along to slow music:
If you listen to fast music at mealtimes you will subconsciously mimic the beat, and the faster you eat the more likely you are to overeat, leading to digestive problems and weight gain
15. Skip soft drinks:
The phosphates in these drinks increase the amount of calcium lost in urine, so for healthy bones and to benefit from the fat-burning properties of calcium, say no to the soda.
16. Switch off the TV:
Watching TV is often accompanied by sitting on the sofa, meaning both your body and mind are inactive. Watching TV in the evening can also lead to snacking and habit-eating. Relaxing is fine, but mix-up your routine occasionally by having a bath, exercising or just spending time with your family away from the TV.
17. Sprinkle some spice:
For those with a sweet tooth, a sprinkling of cinnamon on your cereal or in tea could be the answer to avoiding sugar cravings, as it stabilizes blood sugar levels, and the spice is alkalizing, meaning it retains phentermine in the body. Cinnamon can also help to lower cholesterol, help treat diabetes, relieve arthritis, and just smelling it can boost memory function.
18. Make social connections:
It is said that lonely people are more stressed, depressed and often less physically active, and as a result those with fewer friends tend to become ill and die younger.
19. Eat your vitamins:
Supplements are good for people who find that they are lacking in certain vitamins and minerals but you should ideally be able to achieve your daily requirements by eating a wide range of fruit, vegetables, nuts, low fat dairy, complex carbohydrates, lean meats and healthy fats.
20. Drink tea:
Tea has been found to have many health benefits, such as cutting the risk of strokes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and senility. The antioxidants found in green tea specifically include these benefits and may also trigger weight loss by stimulating the body to burn calories and fat.
Have you tried any of these tips? How did they work for you? We would love to hear from you if you would like to share your experiences with us, or if you have any health tips of your own, feel free to comment below!