3 Recommendations for Full Body Changes

With the New Year in full swing, most of us are feeling extra motivated to try and become the best versions of ourselves. Whether we have long-term or short-term goals in mind, many of us are searching for quick fixes to feel better from the inside out. Considering I personally am prepping for spring break in six weeks, I thought I would share a few simple changes I have made in my daily routine to enhance my well-being. These three adjustments have allowed me to compete with my goals and increase my energy.  

 

Make no hesitation about hydration.

For those of you not currently drinking enough water, you have to start guzzling down your recommended intake. How much water should you be drinking? Take your weight, divide it by two, and there you go! You need to be drinking that number in ounces of water each and EVERY day. By making this a daily ritual, your metabolism will regulate, toxins will be flushed, cravings will diminish and your complexion will quite literally leave you glowing. If you find yourself needing a little punch of flavor, try infusing your water with your favorite fruits. My favorite refreshing additions are lemon and strawberries! Pinkies up!

Eat less, but more often.

Try eating every 2-3 hours and make sure to include a source of protein in each small meal. This will not only have your metabolism cranking but will keep you energized ALL day. Trust me, you will burn more fat by feeding your body in increments throughout the day. If three meals a day has you feeling hungry and irritable, your body will clutch onto your fat cells for dear life. If your body is saying that it is hungry, then eat! Some of my go-to snacks to pack for class are carrots with hummus, apples with peanut butter, Rx bars and hard-boiled eggs! Eat up!

Hit snooze (but not too late)!

Sleep is one of the most important regiments to keep up in order to maintain a healthy mind and body. Aim to get 7-8 hours of sleep in order to reap the benefits and boost stamina. Sleep is especially important if you have an active lifestyle and are exercising daily. Your body craves sleep in order to adequately heal and strengthen itself. In addition to that, more snoozing could actually help those wanting to lose weight. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that dieters who were well rested lost more fat than those who were sleep deprived, who lost more muscle mass! If you are following a healthy weight loss plan, sleep should be in it! A full nights rest will reset your mind and allow you to be more productive with your days. Hit the hay for more time each day!

Stay happy and healthy collegiettes!