Weight loss and healthy living is actually very simple. There are so many teeny tiny changes that a person can make. Teeny tiny changes. And teeny tiny changes made one at a time makes this whole journey just a little easier and a tad bit more manageable.
They may be teeny and tiny but sometimes little things sometimes have amazingly large benefits! I have already started (restarted) some of these habits.........and I plan on picking the last one up immediately!
I gave up diet soda back in October. It was a big deal for me because of the caffeine addiction that I had going on. Headaches galore, but I pushed through. I made it through traveling without indulging in a diet soda and I was proud of myself. I am still 'mostly' caffeine and soda free. I say mostly because I will be honest and say that on occasion I did grab a Diet Soda. I think my last one was last week at one point or another. Even more interesting? When I do indulge in something other than water, it is almost sticky sweet and I immediately crave water! I will call this a win. A teeny tiny change in my life......but great big benefits.
I saw an article recently that an occasional diet soda drinker has a waist that is 1.83 inches bigger than a non diet soda drinker. And a daily diet soda drinker is 3.16 inches larger. Hmmmmmm Isn't that interesting???? I don't know how true these facts are....but lets just say that looking at the nutrition label of Diet Soda....there is NOTHING there that resembles health!
That brings me to water. I drink it. I drink a lot and I feel like I need a lot more if you want to know the truth. Right now I am knocking back about 60 ounces of water and I still probably need to increase that a bit. Such a minor thing to do....but what wonderful benefits!!!
I have had instances in the past where I was having cramps in my legs and other minor issues. I remember struggling with these weird little 'quirks' of my body and then having the lightbulb go on in my head......I was dehydrated! Each time, I pounded the water for a few days and voila.....the problem was fixed.
Tiny effort but HUGE affects!
Yes, the first time I was was losing I was religious about taking a multi vitamin. Admittedly, I struggle with this one. I struggle with taking any medication/pill. But I know that my body needs the boost. I would LOVE to say that I was eating the proper foods and the proper amounts to get all of my vitamin needs naturally. But I know that it is just not possible. Thus......I need to up the intake of my multi vitamin.
This is a journey to health.....not a race to the finish line!