what are some healthy habits to adopt
for weight loss?
So In the spirit of transparency here on "She is Ryan" I want to start by saying I am not a health coach or expert in any way. These are just habits that worked for me and that I've studied over the years and saw real results in me and my friends when implementing them.
When I found out about Intermittent Fasting (well call it "IF") I did a lot of research. The more i read the more i loved this idea. It can help you lose weight but alos helps the body to restore its self.
By not eating for a longer window of the day your body isn't busy working on digesting food but instead its removing toxins and getting a lot of other important chores done around the body clearing out waste.
One other amazing trick I do for weight loss is I will workout before I break my fast. This is called "fasted cardio". It works wonders.
Because your body doesn't have food for it to burn off as you workout so to fuel its self it begins to eat away at your stored stubborn fat.
It's a great way to get the weight off quickly and to keep yourself very lean and healthy. But don't overdo it, always stay in tune with your body and break your fast directly after your workout.
grocery Shop wisely
I feel the battle with wanting unhealthy food is not at the fridge, its at the grocery store. So go into battle prepared by shopping with a plan.
This is an amazing healthy habit to adopt. Prepare a list and make sure you eat well before going and drink a lot of water so your brain is focused on the task and not hunger. Don't wonder around after either, thats just torcher.
Nine out of ten times if you don't buy it then you wont eat it. So just think of grocery shopping as a quick practice of self love.
You are there to get fuel for your vessel, so get the best fuel by doing this you are showing your body love.
what are some healthy habits to adopt to feel more fit and energized?
When it comes to energy and just feeling more lit up and engaged in life i would say the first thing is good quality sleep which we've already covered.
Then you need the proper fuel. If you eat unhealthy food you will feel sluggish. Remember you are what you eat.
foster a puppy
But what we haven't gone over is movement. We as humans need to be moving. We were built to move and run and jump and thrive.
But in this world we sit a lot more than we should. As a blogger I sit a ton so I always have to combat that with moving.
Its one of my favorite reasons for fostering puppies, they keep me up and walking and playing. I've been fostering for "pups without borders" for almost a year now and love it and it keeps my energy high.
But if you don't have a puppy and you just feel a lack of energy you should try to go for walks, Jogs, or even jump rope.
I get up and jump rope for 5 mins whenever I feel sluggish and my energy gets low from sitting at the computer too long. Its like a espresso shot, works wonders and doesn't take much. I use this jump rope.
Another thing I found that I had to consciously work on was getting outside more, especially during the pandemic. I realized then what a major effect it has on your mental state and your energy levels.
I sometimes just sit on my patio or i go to the grass nearby with my book and puppy. You don't have to go crazy just like 20 minutes but just get outside, focus on how beautiful the sun is and just be present.
Try to be in a mental state of gratitude. This works wonders for your energy and mood and its infectious to those around you.
I know many of you will think this is silly, But it has been scientifically proven that a few deep and long breaths have countless benefits.
When we breathe deeply we are getting more oxygen to our brains, we are slowing our heart rates down, we are calming our anxieties, and centering ourselves.
I do this thru out the day almost everyday. Its also a life changing this if you have ever suffered from anxiety like me.