Congratulations – you have already taken the first step in the right direction and are ready to take on some healthy habits!
Just a few things to consider which we hope you will find helpful: Weight itself is not necessarily the marker of success. Exploring your dietary habits and maximising your nutrition will have a positive outcome on your weight however it’s important to consider one’s diet in combination with physical activity and developing healthy habits.
Your health outcomes begin with YOU and every single choice you make though out the day. Equip yourself with the knowledge to make informed decisions to support your wellness for life.
Here are our top seven healthy habits we recommend:
Healthy Habits to support your Wellness Journey
- Begin your morning with a tall glass of warm lemon water;
- Start the day right with a high protein breakfast;
- Enjoy a cuppa in the morning;
- Practise mindful eating;
- Getting the right vitamins and minerals for your body’s needs;
- Ask yourself – “why am I eating this right now?”;
- Choose to move more and be realistic.
Begin your morning with a tall glass of warm lemon water.
Begin your morning with a tall glass of warm lemon water. Lemon water helps to flush out impurities, keeps your skin healthy, promotes immune support and supports digestive and kidney health. While lemons contain an abundance of nutrients (Riboflavin, Folate, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Fibre) consider adding the pulp for improved gut health. Pectin, the fibre found in lemon pulp, helps slow sugar and starch digestion and may lower your blood sugar levels as well. If you want to lose some ‘water weight’ lemon water is a fabulous diuretic and may provide relief from heartburn, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and indigestion
Starting the day right with a high protein breakfast
Starting the day right with a high protein breakfast has been known to benefit muscle health and support weight loss by reducing cravings. If oats is on your menu then give this recipe a try. It’s so quick, easy and absolutely delicious!
Ingredients are available from our online store and can be delivered to your door!
- Sally-Ann Creed Quick Oats;
- Almond or oat milk;
- Sally-Ann Creed Chia seeds (optional);
- Sally-Ann Creed Honey;
- Sally-Ann Creed Pure Hydrolysed Collagen.
- Sally-Ann Creed Peanut Butter;
- Sally-Ann Creed Fruit;
- Sally-Ann Creed Seeds;
Combine oats and milk into your bowl and add chia seeds if you like.
Add some honey and Sally-Ann Creed Pure Hydrolysed Collagen. Stir together until combined. Cover your bowl and chill overnight.
The next morning add your toppings and enjoy! We love to add fresh berries, banana, seeds and a spoon of peanut butter.
Ingredients available here: www.sallyanncreed.co.za
Enjoy a cuppa in the morning
Drink coffee or tea. The caffeine in coffee or tea is known to promote weight loss because it boosts your metabolism. Don’t overdo it though and try lose the milk and sugar.
Practise mindful eating
Practise mindful eating – sit at the table and focus on the eating experience. Put your phone away and keep the TV off. Slow down and enjoy each mouthful. You will most likely find you will feel fuller sooner and become more mindful about what you put into your mouth and body as a source of nourishment.
Getting the right vitamins and minerals for your body’s needs
Make sure you are eating enough of the right foods and you are not deficient of any essential vitamins or minerals. If you suspect you may be deficient, speak to your healthcare practitioner or ask the Sally-Ann Creed team who are here to support you on your wellness journey.
Ask yourself this question
Why am I eating right now – am I actually hungry or is it for another reason?
Are you eating out of boredom, habit, stress or are you really hungry. You don’t want to wait until you are absolutely starving before eating a meal, but once you begin to tune into your body you will start to understand what it needs. Many times of the day you will find yourself subconsciously reaching for a snack or a meal because it has become ingrained as routine or habit even if you are not actually hungry. A tall glass of water will go a long way in times like these.
Choose to move more and be realistic
Make a conscious choice to move more in your day to day lifestyle. You don’t need to be hitting the gym to get active but simply include 20 -30 minutes of mild to moderate activity daily in any form. To begin it may be the choice of a quick home work out in the living room, taking the stairs over the elevator or a brisk walk around the block.
Set yourself some “healthy habit” goals which are manageable long term. When looking at maintenance, always considering behaviours that are sustainable and will set you up for the best chance of success.
Yours in Health and Wellness
Roxy Davis – CEO
Sally-Ann Creed by Creed Living
Creed Living Head Office, Cape Town
1 Fairway Business Park, Stibitz Road, Westlake, 7945
Phone: 021 794 3052
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