Would you take financial advice from someone who is in debt?
No, I’m guessing you wouldn’t.
So to reach your fitness goals it would make sense to mimic the actions of individuals who have achieved the levels of fitness your thriving to achieve. Some of these habits you might have already heard of or are even following; if you are – that is awesome! If not that is okay, we all have to start somewhere.
So, if you are not currently following any of the following habits, simply start with the first habit and work on mastering it for one week. If it takes you longer than a week to master the habit don’t get upset, simply work on it until it becomes a part of your everyday routine.
After a habit is mastered add another one and repeat this process until you have mastered all ten of the habits listed.
Then you will be well on your way to reaching all your fitness goals.
Now, here are the ten habits of healthy fit people :
Habit number 1:
Eating every 3-4 hours to help keep your body in an anabolic state (building lean muscle, burning body fat). Eating this way will also help you avoid binge eating!
Habit number 2:
Make sure that you eat a complete protein at every feeding opportunity. Protein helps to build lean muscle and it is the macronutrient that keeps you fullest the longest. Try to intake 20-30 grams of protein every feeding opportunity. This is a portion about the size of your palm.
Habit number 3:
Eat vegetables at every feeding opportunity. Each time you eat try and get in two servings of veggies. Veggies not only help keep you full but they are nutrient dense providing your body with the nutrients it needs to perform optimally every day.
Habit number 4:
Save carbohydrate-loaded foods for post-workout. This is huge if fat loss is your main goal. Post-workout your body will use the carbs to replenish glycogen stores in your muscles for energy.
Habit number 5:
Make sure you’re eating healthy types of fats. Try to get your fat from saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated sources.
Habit number 6:
Make sure that your drinking enough water throughout the day. This is where many people fail. Not drinking water leads to dehydration and becoming dehydrated even a little bit will decrease your performance, cause you to fatigue quickly, and increase your cortisol levels which will lead to your body storing fat.
Habit number 7:
Make sure the majority of your food intake is from whole food sources. Stay away from processed foods as these types of foods are detrimental to a healthy body.
Habit number 8:
Track your food intake! Many people under estimate the amounts of calories they eat in a day, to make manners worse they over estimate the amount of calories they burn a day. This leads to increased waistlines very rapidly! Make sure you log everything you eat and you will be on your way to success.
Habit number 9:
Supplement your diet with a quality multi-vitamin. There are many reasons for this. When people go on a diet they limit the foods they eat which can lead to a lack of micronutrients, also the soil is not as nutrient dense as it once was which again leads to a lack in micronutrients. Not to mention when we work out our bodies are in a higher need of micronutrients.
Habit number 10:
Drink a shake and fast carbs post-workout. This is the only time I recommend a protein shake over a whole food. Make sure you combine the protein with fast-digesting carbs to help you recover fully and properly.