Shazaam!! It's Darrius after completing a 90-day transformation challenge. Here are eight practices I used to lose weight and KEEP it off.
Cut It Out
My 1st challenge was to end my relationship with bad eating and commit myself to a consistent clean eating schedule. #TheBreakUp I cut out fried foods, fast food restaurants, pop, breads, alcohol, late night eating, candy, anything with sugar etc.
Eat An Apple A Day
To keep the doctor away and melt pounds. But these fruits are full of an especially good fiber called pectin. Pectin slows down the process of digestion and keeps you feeling fuller, longer
Drink Eight Glasses of Water A Day
Drinking 8-ounce glass of water at least eight times a day. More importantly, drink water immediately before a meal. This pre-loading technique literally fills up your stomach so you'll get full faster and don't eat to much.
Work Flaxseed Into Your Routine
Add two tablespoons of flaxseed to your morning oatmeal, blended with a smoothie, sprinkled over soup, salad or yogurt. Flaxseed is full of fiber so it fills you up and keeps you feeling full. It can be found in the health food section of any grocery store.
Switch Diary Milk for Non-Dairy Milk
Dairy milk as designed to nourish a baby calf and help it quickly put on a thousand pounds. Because adults humans don't need the fat, lactose and growth hormone. Switch to non-diary milk like soy, almond or rice milk.
Replace Some Animal Products with Plant-Based Foods
Extremely tough to break away from the foods we love, but its gotta happen now. Instead of hamburger, have a veggie burger. Instead of a chicken taco, have a black-bean taco. Over time, these little changes add up.
Schedule Your Day
One of the most important apps on your phone is your calendar, use it. 8AM Oatmeal with Flaxseed. 11AM Apple with water, etc.) You'll feel accomplished as you check things off your list.
Poor sleep changes your fat cells. Think about the last time you had a bad night of sleep. How did you feel when you woke up? Exhausted. Dazed. Confused. Maybe even a little grumpy? It’s not just your brain and body that feel that way—your fat cells do too. When your body is sleep deprived, it suffers from “metabolic grogginess.”