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No time-wasting post where we list a straightforward steps to get healthy. Enjoy:

1️⃣ Set yourself a goal: to do this, think about what you would like to achieve and be honest; plan it positively and be as concrete and accurate as possible so that you can measure it after a while. Also make it realistic and within your reach otherwise if it is a goal that is too demanding, you will quickly end up demotivating yourself. The key is to be able to carry out small actions that become habits over time. Trust me when saying that changing habits is harder than keeping them. Once you’re in, then bigger actions can happen.For example: practice yoga 2 times a week for 1 hour each time; If after a month, I manage to sustain this goal, then I intend to increase it to 4 times a week.

2️⃣ The first thing to resume our healthy eating is to plan a well-balanced diet. Avoid extreme and violent diets that could allow the rapid loss of those extra kilos; but at the expense of muscle mass and not just fat. Therefore it doesn’t pay off, plus the risk of quickly gaining weight back (The Dumping Syndrome). I advise to get a professional nutritionist.

3️⃣ Another aspect that should not be missing is physical activity, remember that we need to increase the body’s energy metabolism, and the best ally for this situation is exercise. It does not necessarily have to be going to the gym but moving more, such as: walking, running, dancing, swimming, etc.

4️⃣ Have your vegetables and fruits daily: not just because they provide great health benefits (as we all know). In addition to reducing appetite and controlling anxiety. You can consume them of any type and colour. Interestingly each one has its different nutritional value even though they’re growing on the same soil.

5️⃣ Take a look at your portions: Do not count calories but listen to your body, eat with awareness, dedicating time to each meal you make; no rush, being present and attentive to the act of eating; EAT WITH CALM instead of thinking what you need to do next. Otherwise, the level of satiety is very difficult to detect if we are doing other tasks at the same time: for example, eating with the TV.

6️⃣ Rest between seven and eight hours a day. You must respect your hours of sleep and rest to restore the balance of circadian rhythms that influence eating habits and digestion, as well as other cycles of vital processes and important bodily functions.

7️⃣ Eliminate alcohol consumption. Alcoholic beverages contain a high percentage of calories, even higher than that of a full meal.

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