Simple & easy tips for a healthier routine.

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After some months living in the big city and travelling often (plus, weekends spent in my hometown visiting the family) I realised I did start eating healthy but paused it and turned a bit lazy in the kitchen, plus I have the feeling I spend the whole day sitting at the office so since I have to be "resting" for long hours and believe me 1h of gym daily can't help much - I should follow some health tips on my snacks and eating routines.

Many of you ladies may relate to this since whenever the topic came up most of my friends agreed and the conversation turned into a mix of complaints and solutions, so here is a list I am willing to take seriously from this weekend on. This is not about weight loss but feeling better (skin, body, hair, nails, etc.). I actually already started taking up some of these habits and truth is I like them in my daily life. So my "challenge" is to at least do these for 21 days straight since you know what they say.. it only takes 21 days to build a habit:) So far.. day 1: check.



MORE WATER. I have been told about this many times, and although I do not drink sodas or any drinks other than water, some juices and coffee during the day, truth is I don't really drink as much water as I used to. Tip: always bring a bottle in your bag, have another at the office and of course at home.
SLEEPING 8H: well well well....not getting started into that but yes this is something I started to take on and tried many things to fight my sleeping problems, -I am lately going to bed quite early and it's starting to work (relaxation audios help hihi).
NEVER SKIP BREAKFAST: Breakfast is my most sacred meal of the day, the one I never skip and the one I think I eat the most. I was told to drink water before the coffee (though I always do the other way round) and to switch coffee for green tea but honey that is NOT happening. Also, adding lemon to morning water can help your body to wake up and boost metabolism.
EATING: KNOW WHEN TO STOP. I am guilty of finishing my meals even if I don't feel like to. So from now on I will try to eat until I feel 80% full.




DINNER AT LEAST 3h BEFORE BED: hard for the southern Europeans huh? This one is working well for me lately, I started having dinner around 7-8h and I feel better during the night. If I get hungry of course I have some snack (best options are fruit or ioghurt).
EATING MORE FREQUENTLY: smaller portions of food but every 3h instead of big meals every 5 or so. I usually have breakfast at 7h, and bring some fruit to the office to eat it around 10-11h, lunch around 13-14, snack at 17 and dinner at 19-20. 
EXERCISE: it does not mean gym every day. I try to make it to the gym 3 times a week and when I don't feel like going I do some exercise at home (light of course).
DON'T RULE OUT CHOCOLATES: not saying you can go loco on the junk food but if you are really craving for some you shouldn't torture yourself and can have it once a week or can have some small dose of dark chocolate daily.



Well babes I hope more than one joins me into the healthy habits routine, which I find easy once you set your mind on it and if it only takes 21 days to start a routine, let's cross the days on the calendar from today on! 

For those of you who are already trying some of these let me know if you notice good differences, and do share additional tips:)

xx
lau.

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17 comments to blue my mind

  1. I think I have the biggest issues with "know when to stop", if I like something I will clean the plate ;)

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  2. I have a problem with eating breakfast! As soon as I wake up its go-go-go with my children, and I forget to stop and eat! Which in turn makes me carry more because my metabolism is shot!

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  3. Knowing when to stop. That's my biggest weakness, especially when I am tired and there are sweet treats around. I also need to exercise more. I just write weekly goals and try my best to met them. I think I need to do some meal planning to, just to make sure I am getting some healthy main meals into my diet

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  4. Some great tips! I recently move to the city and found the change really hard! It took me a good couple of months to get into a new routine and for me i really struggled with lunch, I had changed jobs from one where I was pretty active to an office job and couldn't balance the change in need! I now just have a small amount of soup everyday which is great! It keeps me going and maintains my weight a lot better!

    www.emma-jayne.co.uk

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  5. Great tips because now thay I am pregnant I was to stay Healthy and fit!

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  6. Big believer in eating breakfast, it makes all the difference. Nice post!

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  7. Well i need to start to have breakfast, it is such a bad habit skipping it xo

    https://theninebyivana.blogspot.com

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  8. Great tips! Been struggling living healthy. This makes it so much easier.

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  9. Oof! I've been trying to do water before coffee but heading straight for my coffee pot is such a hard habit to break, lol. Great tips!

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  10. Absolutely loved these tips! Super useful, especially now when I'm trying to get back to my old shape after pregnancy :-) drinking water is always an essential :-)

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  11. Gorgeous tips! I think drinking water is far too often forgotten. People then tend to eat because they think they're hungry when they're actually thirsty!

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  12. These are great tips. Thanks for sharing

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  13. I never skip breakfast since i was in high school! But i need to drink more water, i always forget to. Great post and tips!

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  14. I'm terrible when it comes to drinking water. I constantly have to remind myself to drink more. Also sleep is another one I battle with. Thank you for reminding me how important they are.

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  15. I completely relate to this. I always try to achieve it all and somewhere along the way I stop sleeping normally, less working out, eating anything and everything and sometimes I feel I don't drink water. But, these days last short, and I always try to come back to the right path.
    BS, xx | https://queenbsdiary.com/

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  16. sleep and water are my go tos! Thanks for sharing this list!

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