7. Get enough sleep. Getting adequate sleep is important to decrease cravings for carbohydrates and sugary junk food. Sleep is important, and you should take it seriously! Amazing things happen when you sleep. At night your body is busy releasing hormones that regulate growth and appetite. 10 Tips To Avoid Emotional Eating
Sleep allows your body to repair itself on a cellular level, strengthen your immune system, allow your heart to rest and reduce stress, improve your memory, and help you control your body weight. 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night is what you should strive to obtain. Learn to relax and rest your body every night.
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8. Eliminate the soda. Leave the soda and grab the water with lemon. Drinking too much soda increases your risk for obesity, erodes your tooth enamel, can lead to caffeinism and exposes you to all of the potential negative effects of the artificial sweeteners that are used to make these sweet concoctions. Plus, all that carbonation can leave you feeling bloated when you really want to feel light and thin!
9. Decrease your caffeine. Drinking too many caffeinated products can lead to caffeinism or caffeine intoxication. Caffeinism is a condition where you end up suffering with elevated blood pressure, rapid heart beat, nervousness, insomnia, stomach cramps, muscle twitching, stomach upset, dehydration, stressed adrenal glands, and more. 10 Steps To Smooth, Sexy Skin
For those of you who are excessive caffeine drinkers, I would definitely wean yourself off of the caffeine. For example, if you are drinking six cups a day, I would decrease by one cup a day until you get to one cup daily.
10. Reduce your stress. Learning how to manage and eliminate stress will do wonders for your emotional well-being. Regular exercise like yoga, running, cycling, swimming, participation in group sports like volleyball, basketball or softball will provide a constructive outlet for dealing with the everyday pressures of life. Also, dealing with the stressor head on and solving the issue rather than letting it smolder in the background is always a sound strategy. Is One Of These Genes Keeping You Out Of Your Jeans?
Dr. Rob Kominiarek, AmericasFitnessDoctor™ is a board certified family physician with an expertise in health, fitness and nutrition. He is Host of AmericasFitnessDoctor.TV and author of The Bride’s Guide To Quick Weight Loss. Visit him online at AmericasFitnessDoctor.com. He is on Facebook as America’s Fitness Doctor and on Twitter as Americasfitnessdr.
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