1. Drink At Least Two Litres of Water Every Day
I know, I know. So cliche right?! But, there is good reason that this is number one on the list. Water is so important to weight loss. It helps you to boost your metabolism, supresses your appetite, and cleanses toxins from your body. Also, added bonus, if your body is hydrated sufficiently every day, it will reward you by dropping a lot of the excess water weight it has been holding on to for those days that you don’t provide it with enough.
2. Remove That Pesky Sugar From Your Coffee
Yup. I said it. Go have your little temper tantrum now, and then come back and read the rest. Sugar is KILLING YOU. And your stupid “keto friendly” sweeteners are too. “But I can’t drink coffee without my sweeteners!!” Waa, waa. Then stop drinking coffee. Or plug your nose and drink it without it until you get used to it. I promise you will get used to it. You will be doing yourself a huge favour by stopping your reliance on sugar, and sweeteners. It’ll only make the rest of the keto diet easier, and your food will start to taste way better.
3. Eat One Extra Serving of Vegetables A Day
Start small if you have to. If all you can commit to today is to drink your damn water, and eat some broccoli, you’re still winning. Don’t try and be “perfect” the first day. This is a rest of your life kind of commitment, so make the small things into wins.
4. Write Down Everything You Put in Your Mouth
For real. Start now. That bite of cheesecake you didn’t think counts? It fucking does. WRITE. IT. DOWN. Spend the next week writing everything down that goes into your mouth, you’ll probably be unpleasantly surprised at what kind of garbage you’re feeding your body. Also, you may find yourself not eating as much crap, because you don’t want to have to document it.
5. Take the Stairs
Elevators & ramps are everywhere in our world now. If you have the ability to use your legs to climb, you should be doing it. Do it for yourself, and for the people who can’t take the stairs. You’re lucky to have mobility, take advantage of it.
6. Park in the Furthest Spot
This is a lot like number 5. In the words of Britney Spears, you gotta move bitch, or was it work bitch? Either way, do both of those things. You don’t need to park in the pregnant womans parking spot just because you could get away with it… listen I’m not judging, I’ve thought about doing that myself. I could definitely get away with it. There are other perks to parking in the furthest spot too. No one will park near you, thus avoiding unneccessary dents on your vehicle.
7. Eat More Healthy Fats
WHAAAAAAT???? But fat makes you fat right?! Wrong. Years and years of studies have somehow been put out to make us think that fat will make us fat, so instead we should eat all this “low-fat” crap they’re marketing to us. The low-fat crap keeps us hungry, pumps us full of extra carbs, and doesn’t taste nearly as good. So add some healthy fats like avocado, heavy cream, butter, and animal fats to your diet. You will be more satiated, and less likely to pig out on carbs.
8. Walk Anywhere That is Within 1 Mile of Your House
Lol. You’re not going to do this, I’m probably not going to do this either. But it’s a nice thought right? Maybe start by trying to do this once a week, and work up from there. It is good extra cardio, won’t take all that long, and will leave you feeling like you’ve accomplished something in your day.
9. Eat Mindfully
Stop eating in your car, stop eating in front of the TV. If you set boundaries for yourself, and your eating, you’re less likely to over eat. If it’s time to eat, and you’re really truly hungry, turn off the TV, sit at a table, and enjoy the company you’re with. If you eat a lot of meals alone like I do, then try to just enjoy what you’re eating, and pay more attention to your body when you’re eating. Stop before you feel “full”.
10. Live A Snack Free Life
It’s amazing how much we’ve taken to this “I need a snack” culture. Back in the day (and honestly I wasn’t alive in this day, but it’s what I hear) snacks weren’t a thing. If kids wanted a snack, their Moms would tell them to get their butts back outside and play, that they’d ruin their dinner. There’s got to be something to that. This whole “6 small meal a day” fad can screw off. Eat you 2-3 meals a day, and every time you want a snack, kick your own ass outside. You don’t want to ruin your dinner.
So do all of these things, or do one of these things, whatever your little heart can handle, and build on it. Every day that you do one of these things better, is a day that you are better than yesterday. All we can really expect of ourselves is to consistantly be a little better than we were yesterday.