In today's stressful and chaotic lifestyles, our diet and activity levels can get put on the back-burner. With little time to prepare a healthy meal or spend an hour at the gym, we can fall into the presumption that weight loss or exercise is too hard or takes up too much time.
Instead of taking the all-or-nothing approach to weight loss, here are a few simple strategies you can incorporate into your day to help you make simple changes towards a healthier lifestyle:
Taking your runners to work and walk 10-20 minutes on your lunch break.
Set your alarm 10 minutes earlier in the morning to practise mindfulness.
Park your car farther away from work, shops or the train station so you can get more steps.
Walk to the supermarket to get your lunch rather than the local café; it will be cheaper and healthier if you grab a salad, tin of tuna and a piece of fruit.
Take a small handful of nuts wherever you go so that if you get hungry you can eat on the run, rather than overeating on an impulse.
If you're just starting out on a better health journey, choose one strategy each week and build from there. Visit Be Fit Food at 2/49 Mornington-Tyabb Rd, Mornington, for ready-made weight-loss programs and free dietitian support.
Kate Save is the CEO and co-founder of Be Fit Food in Mornington. For more info, go to befitfood.com.au or phone 1300 2 MEALS (63257)