Our Healthy Revolution Blueprint program has been developed to help you easily step into a healthier lifestyle in just 12 weeks! No drastic dieting, just simple concepts applied one by one to help on your path to a healthier you!
Here’s a glimpse at the 5 Healthy Habits we’ll help you form:
Healthy Revolution Habit 1: Cut Carbs.
Eat fiber rich complex carbohydrates instead. Complex carbs consumed in moderation can help improve digestion, and help you maintain a healthy weight. Avoid foods like pasta, bread, baked treats, most cereal, and fruit juice. Instead try high fiber whole grains, nuts, vegetables and legumes. Complex carbs are slower to digest, elevate energy levels longer and give more time (and energy!) for your body to use as fuel. The more your body uses these foods as fuel the more weight is lost. The extra energy will make it easy to keep this habit for life.
Healthy Revolution Habit 2: Fear Fried.
Try baking or air frying your favorite fried meals. Fried foods are typically high in trans fat which is directly linked to negative health effects such as heart disease, diabetes and obesity. There are also a lot of extra calories associated with fried foods. The clogging of your arteries is worse than the fat that they add. This is an easier habit because once you cut out fried foods for a little while, you will feel sick when you eat them.
Healthy Revolution Habit 3: Shake Sugar.
Sugar causes your brain to react and want or even crave more, so just knowing this fact can help you beat the devil of sugar. Once you make avoiding sugar a habit, you will be on the road to long term success. Sugar can easily be consumed most commonly is drinks…Do not drink your calories. This is an important rule, cut out all sodas (even diet), juices and sweetened coffee and tea. Drink plenty of water, try unsweetened tea and coffee and fruit infused water. This might feel extreme at first but once you get used to it you will not miss these sweet drinks, in fact, they will probably taste too sweet once you break the habit. (Also alcohol can slow your metabolism, so try to minimize alcohol intake!) Perhaps the hardest habit to adopt, the rewards of a low sugar diet on your energy level and how you feel are tremendous, and worth it. Teach your brain to crave other things instead of sugar.
Healthy Revolution Habit 4: Prune Portions.
Eat less. Too much of anything can be a bad thing. Moderation is key when trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy lifestyle. Reduce your intake. Do not eat until you are full, always stop before you are full. If you get that ‘feeling’ of being full, you ate too much. Always try to leave a little on your plate. The habit of reducing your portions is actually an easier one to get into a rhythm. You just have to do it. Follow the guidelines on our daily portion chart in lesson four.
Healthy Revolution Habit 5: Move More!
Try to move for at least 30 minutes a day. A quick walk, a bike ride or a gym visit. It will be good for you physically and mentally. Don’t be sedentary. Look at your phone’s health app or get a pedometer and see how many steps you are getting in each day. The reward of this habit is not only will you not only feel better, you will see also more of life – the mental health benefit is simply an added bonus reward.