Trying to lose weight? One of the first things you need to do is change your mindset.
That might be easier said than done, but it’s important to remember that it is possible.
Over time, your healthy choices will turn into healthy habits. You can start working on that mindset today by applying these 12 healthy habits of a fit girl to your daily routine and lose weight for good.
1. A fit girl eats clean
Maintaining a clean diet is the primary goal of a fit girl, day in and day out. That means eating lots of lean protein, fresh fruits and veggies, and whole grains. With that being said, it’s perfectly acceptable to treat yourself every once in a while.
For instance, if you stick to your healthy eating plan for 2+ weeks, you should allow yourself to have that piece of cake you crave without feeling any guilt at all. Allowing yourself small rewards now and then will keep you from feeling deprived. More importantly, it will keep you on track!
2. A fit girl drinks plenty of water
Staying hydrated is a top priority to any fit girl. The average person should drink at least eight, 8-ounce glasses of water each day. If you’re following a workout routine, you may require even more!
One trick to losing more weight is to drink a glass of water before each meal or snack. The water will make you feel fuller, so you’ll end up consuming fewer calories throughout the day. Water also keeps your digestive system active, your metabolism up, and your body full of energy!
3. A fit girl never skips breakfast
Fit girls know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Making healthy food choices in the morning will increase your chances of making healthier decisions all day long. If you skip breakfast, you’ll be prone to reaching for something quick and unhealthy, mid-day.
4. A fit girl gets enough sleep
Fit girls do what they have to and get as much sleep as possible each night. More often than not, sleep is the last thing on your mind when you’re trying to tone-up and lose weight. But, it’s actually one of the most underrated factors of the fit girl lifestyle.
Sleep is your body’s primary time for recovery when most of your growth occurs. Your muscles heal, and your energy stores refill so that you can be at your best the next day! You should aim for a solid 8 hours each night. It might seem like that’s hard to achieve, but it’s one of the most important healthy habits of a fit girl.
Think about how much time you spend on your phone, computer, and television each day. How much time do you spend cooking your meals in the morning and at night? If you could spend less time with electronics and cut your cooking time by meal-prepping, you might be able to get a little extra shut-eye each night! If you want to live a healthier lifestyle, sleep needs to move up on your priority list.
5. A fit girl preps her meal
Any fit girl will tell you that meal-prepping can save you an incredible amount of time. Not only that, but it also helps you stick to your healthy eating plan! Choose a day to meal prep (I like Sunday’s) and set aside an hour or two to cook-up and pre-package your meals for the upcoming week.
Spending the time to meal prep on the weekend will save you precious time on those busy weekdays. Furthermore, having prepared food in the fridge will keep you from making unhealthy choices. Grab it, heat it up, and eat it!
6. A fit girl doesn’t drink her calories
Fit girls prefer to eat their calories instead of drinking them. Flavored coffees, fruit juices, sodas, and other sugary beverages are loaded with calories. They don’t offer any nutritional value whatsoever, either. These types of beverages can cause you to gain weight rapidly, but you don’t have to stick to water to be a fit girl.
Water should be your primary source of hydration, but black coffee and green tea can actually accelerate weight loss. Try drinking some black coffee before your workout or green tea for that midday lull. They can give you a much-needed energy boost to get through the rest of the day. Plus, they’ve been shown to increase your metabolism briefly!
7. A fit girl finds fun ways to get active
Aside from her regular workout routine, fit girls try to go the extra mile–literally. Instead of taking the elevator, she takes the stairs. She doesn’t waste time searching for a close parking spot; she parks farther out to burn more calories. Even when she’s warming up her meal-prepped food, she’s doing body squats in the kitchen!
Get creative with your exercise! These things may not burn much fat on their own, but they can lead to significant results when you string them together.
8. A fit girl has a morning routine
Fit girls are dedicated to their morning ritual. The morning is a critical part of each day. It’s a fresh start, and making healthy decisions early on in the day will set you up for success all day long. While the routine may vary, every fit girl has one.
You should start by training yourself to wake up at the same time every day. Then, you’ll have ample time to do everything that you said you would! Drink some water. Brew coffee while you get a quick workout or stretching session in. While you’re heating up your breakfast, think about what you want to accomplish today (and, write it down to solidify it in your mind). All of these things will set you up for a smooth and successful day.
9. A fit girl schedules her workouts ahead of time
If she can’t workout in the morning, she makes sure to set aside at least 15-minutes each day to get one in later. Scheduling your workouts will ensure that you never run out of time.
Keep in mind that you don’t even need a gym to break a sweat. Bodyweight exercises tone muscles and melts fat just as efficiently. You can workout on your lunch break, at the park, in front of the television, or in your dorm room… just make sure that you schedule it and follow-through!
10. A fit girl looks for menu “keywords”
She tries to eat home-cooked meals as often as possible, but being a fit girl also means believing in balance. If it’s not a planned cheat meal, there are still ways to eat healthy when you’re at a restaurant.
We’re pretty lucky these days: Most restaurants offer healthy options. Many even have calorie counts next to everything! And, if the restaurant you’re at doesn’t have either, have no fear! Search for words like grilled, broiled, and steamed. Stick with lean meats and fresh vegetables. Ask for no seasoning on foods like steak or chicken and just add salt and pepper at the table.
11. A fit girl listens to her body
Every fit girl knows the difference between being tired and being exhausted. There are going to be days where you feel worn out. If your body is aching and your muscles are overly sore, it’s okay to take a rest day.
Pushing your body too hard can result in sickness or injury that can keep you out of the workout game for a long time. As far as diet is concerned: If you feel hungry all the time, you may need to increase your calorie intake. Fit girls don’t hesitate to properly fuel their bodies with healthy foods!
12. A fit girl regularly eats this potent vegetable that burns 1 pound of fat every 72 hours
Since discovering this ONE potent vegetable that she ate twice a day, Cathy has lost 56lbs of stubborn, ugly diabetic fat from her belly, hips, thighs and waist and REVERSED her type 2 diabetes.
This vegetable contains a special and unusual nutrient — a nutrient so powerful it melts away 1 pound of fat every 72 hours…
… and reverses the real ROOT CAUSE of diabetes as proven by latest scientific studies.
It’s important to be careful and only eat it twice a day or you’ll lose diabetic belly fat too fast.