Five secrets to living a vibrantly happy, healthy life
Grabbing food that’s easy instead of healthy is a frequent symptom of life-on-the-go. Here are my top tips for you, if you long to create a happier, healthier life.
Get your juice on
WHY: Juicing extracts the water and nutrients from vegetables, leaving behind the fibers (the hard to digest stuff). This way, your body can best absorb the nutrients without having to digest the dense ingredients.
HOW: Invest in a juicer! It’ll allow you to pack an incredible quantity of fruits and veggies into a single glass of juice, leaving you with a smooth and delicious nutritional cocktail.
Up the H2O
WHY: Water accelerates movement through our system; cleansing out waste and toxins, plumping up cell count, and clearing skin.
HOW: Carry water with you 24/7, whether you’re at home or the office (it’s a good excuse to score a cute eco-friendly bottle, too!). Jump starts your morning with a glass of water to start the hydration process.
Cravings are not the problem
WHY: Learn to trust your cravings, rather than attributing them to weaknesses. With a craving, your body typically sends signals to your brain for nutrients it needs.
HOW: Trust what your body’s telling you. Understand the foods, deficits, and behaviors in your life that spur your cravings. Start with the flavor and find a healthy substitute.
Soak your nuts
WHY: Nuts are a Super Food; they’re full of fiber and promote energy and weight loss. Soaking them facilitates easy digestion.
HOW: Soak nuts overnight to work away the difficult to digest peel the acid around the nut. Soaking them also activates the energy, allowing you to absorb it.
Get your beauty sleep
WHY: Sleep regenerates your body and stabilizes energy and appetite the next day. Fact: people who are well-rested lose weight at a higher metabolic rate than the perpetually sleep-deprived. Plus, when you’re sleepy, the same hormones drive appetite (cue: the midnight snacking!).
HOW: Aim for at least 8 hours of zzz’s a night. If you’re restless, try relaxation techniques like imagining waves breaking at a beach or staring at the back of your eyelids, trust us, both really work.