Someone with a great deal of wisdom once said that the key to a better life can be found in a simple five-word sentence – drink water and be fearless. The human body is comprised of 70% to 80% water and as such it needs that supply to be replenished consistently. It is recommended that people drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water every day. If you are not drinking this much currently, the best way to do so is to ease into it rather than try to start drinking 8 glasses right away. Drink two each day this week, then three each day next week, then four each day the week after, and so on. And spread the glasses out over the course of the day rather than trying to drink them all at once.
Fruits and Vegetables -
Eat at least two servings of fruits or vegetables with each meal. It sounds like age-old advice, and it is, but it is by no means outdated and irrelevant. Daily fruit and vegetable consumption is essential to healthy living.
Go With Whole Grain –
Unless you have gluten intolerance, one of the best changes you can make to your diet is to switch to whole grain foods. Brown rice rather than white, wheat bread rather than white bread, and whole grain pastas and cereals will up your fiber intake and help balance your digestive system.
Reducing or eliminating the sweet treats we all love so much is never fun at first but it pays dividends in the long run. Start slowly in the reduction of the number of sugary snacks you consume including candy bars, soft drinks, and even sweetened cereals. But don’t just eliminate them from your diet, replace them with something healthier like a piece of fruit or a glass of your favorite unsweetened juice. On a long enough time line and with sufficient consistency, you will find your cravings leaning away from sweets and toward the healthier alternatives.