There are twelve baby steps you can take to achieve optimal health.
One person’s method of getting things done may not be the same as another’s.
When it comes to making life changes, some people (like me) prefer to jump in feet first, make immediate adjustments, and then quit everything.
Others prefer to take their time and go at a more leisurely pace. Before fully submerging themselves, they like to take a few tentative steps into the water.
Everyone has their own unique way of doing things.
If you’d rather read something that takes their time, then this post would be for you.
It will only take you 12 weeks to reach superhuman status if you follow through with just one of these suggestions per week.
This would take a year and if you do one a month, but each step has the potential to have a significant impact, so you should begin to see results fairly quickly.
1. Limit Consumption of Sweetened Drinks
Removing sugar-sweetened beverages from ones diet is probably the most effective strategy to enhance your diet and reduce your risk of obesity and disease.
Fruit juices, like sodas, contain the same number of sugar.
You should also get rid of the diet sodas, since scientific studies have found no benefit to replacing sugary sodas with artificially sweetened beverages.
Don’t drink calories, and don’t drink “fake calories” either, to keep things simple.
2. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.
First thing in the morning, eat a nutritious meal.
A well-balanced meal of protein, fat, and veggies will keep you full for hours and set a tone for the rest of the day.
Possibly some fruit or starches (if you’re not on a low-carb diet already) along with the eggs and vegetables.
For breakfast, blueberry and blackberry juice is an excellent choice. Fat-burning green smoothies and wheatgrass juice are ideal. Here, a good juicer but rather blender may be required.
Fruits like blueberries and blackberries, as well as greens like wheatgrass, can be used, but they are more difficult to come by and more expensive.
Breakfast for me is the same every day. An organic spice mix, coconut oil, and omega-3 enriched eggs fried in coconut oil.
3. Start a regular walking regimen.
Walking is an underappreciated form of physical activity.
Despite the fact that it won’t cause you to break out in a sweat or run out of breath, the benefits can be substantial. Benefits both physical and mental.
Walking a few times a week can have a dramatic effect on the health of someone who doesn’t exercise at all.
4. Remove All Sources of Gluten from Your Diet
Wheat and other gluten grains are among the most harmful aspects of the modern diet.
It’s possible that gluten grains can cause exhaustion and other health issues. Addiction and overeating have been linked to them, and more research is needed to confirm these claims.
It’s safe to say that sugar as well as gluten are the two worst things you can put in your body. Removing these two items from your diet can have a significant effect on health and weight.
Replacing them with processed “gluten-free” replacement foods, on the other hand, is just as harmful as the originals.
5. As a final step, switch out your cooking oil for healthy fats.
Replace all of your seed as well as vegetable oils with healthy, healthy fats instead.
Omega-6 but also Omega-3 fats must be consumed in a specific ratio, and seed oils are primarily composed of Omega-6 fats. The vast majority of people consume far too many of these.
Coconut oil but also lard are excellent cooking fats because of their high saturated fat content.
As far as cooking goes, avoid using polyunsaturated fats at all costs because of their high concentration of double bonds.
6. Start Eating Meat or Fish Every Night for Dinner
It’s time to give up fast food and frozen dinners.
In their place, serve lean, home-cooked protein like chicken or fish.
The large percentage of your calories consumed should come from animal products like meat, fish, and eggs if you’re following a nutritious, whole-foods diet.
If you’re not currently on a low-carb diet, you may want to add some sweet potatoes or other starchy vegetables to your meal.
7. Begin Strength Training with Weights
Strength training is one of the best ways to improve your health and your body’s composition.
Weights are included in that. Get a membership to a gym and go there at least twice a week to lift weights. A decent bodyweight routine and some dumbbells as well as kettle bells can be substituted if workout is not an option.
This also goes for the ladies. With maybe a little portion of resistance training, you won’t be turning into Incredible Hulk any time soon.
8. For lunches and snacks, eat more healthfully.
Our meal plans are now complete, so now it’s time to rethink your lunches as well as snacks.
Prepare a healthy lunch at home, eat leftovers, or search for healthy fast food options. Telling the waiter or waitress that you have a severe sugar and gluten intolerance can be helpful.
9. Decide on an Exercise Program That Is Right for You and Stick to It
The best way to maintain a healthy weight and shape is through a regimen that incorporates both strength training and cardiovascular exercise.
Exercise is one of most important thing you can do to improve your health and longevity, but you don’t need to prepare like an athlete and devote your life to your workouts.
10. Get rid of the junk food in your pantry and stock up on healthy alternatives.
In the meantime, it’s time to clean out the pantry.
Grains, inorganic flavoring, flours, cereals, sugars, crackers, and so on… Everything has to go.
You’ll be less likely to indulge if you don’t keep any of these items around the house.
11. Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep, and Learn to Manage Your Stress Levels.
To maintain good health, it’s critical that you get enough sleep. Don’t drink caffeine after 2pm, keep a regular sleep schedule, and ensure that you sleep through complete darkness.
Stress, on the other hand, can have a devastating effect on your health and even cause you to gain weight. Stress management techniques such as meditation or life simplification can help you manage your stress.
12. Avoid Junk Food at All Costs
Eating healthy is the only way to achieve complete health.
Get rid of all the processed foods in your diet. If you must, limit yourself to one “cheat meal” per week if you’re confident you can handle it.
You’ll live longer, look better, and have the energy of a superhuman if you follow the advice in this article to the letter. Guaranteed.