Thursday, July 12, 2012

10 steps to a leaner, healthier you

You have taken the first, and hardest step in the process.

People always ask me how I keep losing weight.
Hardwork, motivation and dedication are all key factors.
But what I eat, how often and how much is even MORE important.

10 Tips/Tricks to becoming a leaner, healthier YOU

1. Learn to cook
It is fun, cost effective AND you know what is going into your food

2. Try and avoid the aisles in the food store as much as possible.
Everything you need should be on the outside perimeter

3. If you go down said aisles. Learn to read the labels.
If you cannot pronounce the ingredients..DROP IT AND RUN (extra cardio!)

4.Surround yourself with supportive people.
You do not need anything or anyone standing in your way

5. Slow and steady wins the race.
It isn't a's a lifestyle

6. Don't aim to be skinny, aim to be healthy.
Fit is hot.

7.Eat small meals every 2-3 hours..MUST HAVE BREAKFAST.
 This will rev your metabolism AND keep your blood sugar level

8.Just say NO to prepackaged, frozen food.
That means: smart ones, lean cuisine, hungry man..etc

9. Track your sodium intake.
This was BIG turning point for me when I started my journey. I have never been one to add salt to anything, but I had NO clue how much sodium was in the foods I was eating.

You're on your way to making yourself the best YOU that you can be.
Embrace it and you just might motivate someone else.

Always remember:

"Measure your weight in strength, in inches and in happiness. NOT on the scale."


  1. it is NUMBER FOUR for me.
    in all I do.


  2. Great tips!!! Love #4 it is a big help!!!!

  3. LOVE THIS LIST! I agree with all and laughed out loud moments ago when I read #3! You have to get extra cardio when you can! :)

  4. Great tips!

    I started learning how to cook the moment I started with my healthy lifestyle! Now, I love it :)

  5. Fantastic post... Can i make a 10 reasons thing about why I enjoy this blog? Here is a hint: Number 6 is: PIIIIIINK

  6. Great list. Except I have to go down the aisles to get to the ice cream! :-p

  7. Yup, you got it! It's so simple really. Be an informed consumer! I would add one more...drink a ton of water every day!

  8. great list!!! All are so very simple and so very important to a healthy lifestyle. :)

  9. love this post - all fab tips! new fan and follower!