Welcome back to Wellness Wednesday!
This week I wanted to touch on 4 wellness tips that I try to practice daily. They are all simple, easy and healthy and definitely make me feel better when I’m consistent with them. So, with that, let’s get to it.
- Eat Breakfast
Everyone has heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You need to make sure that you are boosting your metabolism first thing in the morning and starting off your day with a healthy breakfast! When you eat breakfast you providing your body energy and helping your focus for the rest of the day.
I also utilize breakfast as a tool that will ensure I eat healthy the rest of the day. When I start my day off right with a smoothie, protein pancakes, eggs etc. I know that I have already taken a step in the right direction for the day and don’t feel exhausted and tired. Often times when I eat a heavy breakfast or brunch (my favorite meal of the day) I tend to need a nap afterwards. Every once and awhile I love doing that but nothing makes me crankier than waking up and feeling bloated and still sleepy. Therefore, eat healthy breakfast and kick off your day the right way!
2. Drink Water
Since the human body is made up of about 60% water you want to make sure you’re giving it the proper nourishment! I love to always drink a glass of water before each meal. Sometimes when you are craving food or sweets it is actually because you are thirsty! So put the brownie down and take a big ol’ gulp of water before biting into that treat.
Above is the main reason I like the drink water below are a few other fun facts I wanted to shared:
Without water your muscles feel extremely fatigued. When fatigued, muscle cells will actually shrivel until replenished. This for sure goes hand-in-hand with drinking water while exercising. Before I go to the gym I make sure that I am completely hydrated so that my muscles are able to stretch and grow versus just trying to replenish themselves. Since you’re sweating your body needs water constantly to replace the loss of fluids.
I also notice that when I am drinking enough water my skin clears up! When you are dehydrated your skin starts to look wrinkled and dry. But once you hydrate enough the skin will loosen and the kidneys will start to secrete the extra fluid through urine. Once enough water is drank, it is important to moisturize to lock the water into your skin.
3. Eating Habits
So this one is super short and sweet! Throughout the day I try not to eat two bad meals in a row. When I eat one bad meal I’m instantly craving another one … but if I don’t allow myself to do so then it resets myself back on track to continue eating healthy for the rest of the day.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
So this is one that I have yet to try but I’m going to start incorporating this into by everyday routine! Every morning I want to drink a cup of hot water, lemon and apple cider vinegar. It has sooo many health benefits and I will list a few below.
· Weight Loss
· Reduced Cholesterol
· Lower Blood Sugar
· Kills Bacteria
· Heart Health
Well that’s all, folks! Since I’m preaching breakfast, breakfast, breakfast. This week I’m going to share a smoothie recipe! It actually isn’t mine … I stole it from my friend Jayde. But I started drinking these in the mornings and they fill me up and make me feel energized.
Prep Time : 10 minutes
1 tub Croyo (Natural Grocerers)
1 bag Spinach
Unsweetened Almond Milk
Step 1: Add 8 drops of vanilla extract to the coconut yogurt (this sweetens it just a tad) and stir well. Divide the yogurt into four mini-mason jars.
Step 2: Chop one pineapple and divide it into four ziplock bags. Cut four banana and also add those to the ziplock.
Step 3: Add 1c spinach, 2 tbsp of flax seed, 2tbsp hemp hearts and 2 tbsp chia seeds
**These nutritional fats add so many benefits to your diet
Step 4: Freeze the four baggys and place the mason jars in the fridge. When ready to drink, add all ingredients together in a blender and add 1/2c unsweetened almond milk. Drink up – you won’t be disappointed.
Tune in next week for another Wellness Wednesday!