Week 1: Reduce red meat intake
Eating red meat has been linked with colon and prostate cancer so try to reduce your intake by eating meatless products such as beef less ground beef, soyrizo, tofu and more.
Week 2: Eat dinner 2-3 hours before going to bed
Giving yourself a couple of hours to digest before bedtime allows your body to prepare for a healthy, restful sleep. If you go to sleep without giving your body adequate time to digest, your digestive system will continue to work which means a part of your body is not sleeping. And, when you wake up you might still feel a little tired.
Week 3: Try not to say you want to “lose weight” or “diet.”
Week 4: Eat more vegetables and fruits (just like your mom said).
You don’t have to be a vegetarian to eat more veggies, you may just want to have better skin or maybe lose a little weight. Research shows that eating more vegetables than your usual intake may change your skin color into a glowing, reddish color. This has to do with carotenoids, plant chemicals known to cause changes in skin color. In addition, high levels of fruits and vegetables may help you lose weight because they are low in calories, high in volume and high in critically important nutrients. Vegetables fill you up without loading you up with fat and calories. And when your stomach is filled up with high volume, low calorie food, there is less room for other bad stuff.
Week 5: Challenge yourself to reduce your alcohol intake or just stop drinking for a while.
If you have a goal of losing weight or getting your body summer-ready, you should challenge yourself to cut down your alcohol intake. If you do this, your waist will shrink, your liver and pancreas will get a break, and you’ll feel more focused than ever!
Week 6: Buy local and organic food.
If you want a quick and easy way to jumpstart your healthy lifestyle you should start buying local and organic food. Buying local and organic food increases health benefits due to higher vitamin and nutrient content in the produce that comes from the healthy fertile soils. Also, there’s less impact on the environment when packing and delivering organic and local food. And, you get to support local farmers and local economy. Lastly, the exceptional taste of organic food will inspire you to cook and eat healthier. I do know sometimes, it costs a little more to buy organic but in the long run, it’ll cost you less when it comes to hospital bills in the future.