Ladies it’s that time of year again where many of us make that common New Year’s resolution to finally lose weight. However, by the third week we are back to our old routines. Let’s make this year different by making small changes that will bring forth great results. Within our diets, we can add some things and take away some things without starving ourselves and being uncomfortable. Increasing green leafy vegetables benefits our diets in so many ways. They’re rich in folic acid, vitamin C, potassium and magnesium, and so many other nutrients. You can receive these wonderful benefits by incorporating cabbage, turnip greens, spinach and broccoli in your lunch or dinner. Another change that can bring health benefits and weight loss is by exchanging white rice for brown. The health benefits are astonishing. Experts say the difference between brown rice and the more popular white rice is not just the color. White rice actually lacks the necessary quantities of over a dozen important nutrients, including vitamin E, thiamin, niacin and so many more. Another vital importance for our diet is our water intake. For years we have been advised to drink at least 64 ounces of water each day. Now experts say to drink half our body weight in ounces. So, if you weigh 150 lbs., you will drink 75 ounces of water each day. I suggest beginning with the 64 ounces and increasing gradually to half your body weight, if it pertains to you. Water helps to keep skin bright and clear and keeps everything “moving” inside as it should.
Last but not least, we must start MOVING!!! Many of us don’t understand that exercising does more than aid us in losing weight. It assists greatly with our natural body function. By walking, jogging or running, we are helping all of our body systems to function properly. It helps to cleanse and rejuvenate our systems so they can continue performing at optimal performance. Walking during lunch break or after work for 30 minutes 3-4 times a week will amaze you with a smaller waist line, slimmer legs and a flatter tummy. So ladies your health isn’t dependent on becoming a size 4 but having total health, mind, body, soul and spirit. I hope these tips are helpful in keeping you on track this year. It’s not how you start; just start and stick to it. Set a 30 day goal for results you would like to achieve and take it one day at a time. You’re in competition with no one. So do your research, be realistic and give it your all. Get moving and Keep Going!!!!
Remember, stay prayerful, powerful and productive so you can be the best you in 2013!!
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