Would you like to know about a 5-minute daily action to help you build better habits to support your weight loss goals? Yes? Farah Kariamburi shares her tips on how to create better habits to help you feel fab.
“No matter what your weight loss goals are, losing weight can feel impossible for most of us. However, shedding a few pounds doesn’t have to involve a complete overhaul of your current diet and lifestyle. In fact, making a few small changes to your routine can help you lose weight and keep it off. I am going to help you create better habits to support your weight loss goal.
So why do we need to create better habits?
Well, I guess the answer is simple. Our old habits no longer serve us anymore. We are feeling unhealthy, overweight, embarrassed, self-conscious and unfit.
Let’s look at what may have happened to us in the last year that contributed to weight loss. An ugly divorce, had a baby, redundancy, had a challenging job, health scare, loss of a loved one, depression and anxiety and the list can go on…
No-one can take away the pain and trauma away from us. It will always be part of us, but we can’t allow it to control us in the long term. If we don’t deal with it, then the alternative is that we will drink too much, binge eat and put on lots of weight.
Let’s create a new better habit
This better habit is very simple, and everyone can do this without making big sacrifices or putting in too much time or effort into it. It’ll also help you to digest your food better and help you lose weight:
This better habit is called eating slowly and mindfully
Let me tell you why this bettter habit will benefit you:
- We make better choices when we commit to caring about our food, slowing down, paying attention, and eating mindfully. No rules, calorie counting, or overthinking required.
- This habit will help you become more aware of your choices, get in touch with your hunger and fullness clues and stop eating when you are satisfied rather than stuffed.
- Eating slowly can thus create energy deficit that can help you lose weight and fat without being on a diet or dieting.
Simple but NOT easy
This is a quick guide on how to create a better habit.
- Sit at the table and minimise distraction like TV, Smart phones or newspapers. Just you and your food and others if they are joining you in mindful eating.
- Look at your food and notice what you have chosen to eat.
- Take a bit of the food and notice the smell, taste and texture of this bite.
- After Each bite put down the fork and pause for a moment.
- Take a few breaths and relax your body.
- What did you notice about you and how you are thinking?
- Now take another bite and repeat the process.
- Continue doing this until you feel full. Once you feel full even if there is food left on your plate, stop eating.
Try doing this with one meal a day that you think is the best time to try and practice this habit.
My final thoughts on creating a 5-minute action for better habits…
Research shows that your actual choices are probably less important than simply paying better attention to what you eat.
We tend to make poor choices when we are rushed, busy and stressed because in these situations we tend to ignore or override our body’s natural hunger and fullness cues.
Now are you ready to try this simple but not easy habit to start your weight loss journey. I would love to know that this blog has inspired you and how are you are going to make this change. I would love for you to share this with me.
Thank you for reading this blog. Feel free to share it someone that may find this habit helpful.”
PS. For more simple ways to biohack your body and mind to unlock your potential, check out this blog: https://feelfabnaturally.com/simple-tips-to-help-you-biohack/.
What is biohacking?
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Biohacking and antioxidant activation
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This means we have a high oxidative stress level so our cells don’t function quite as well as they did. Typically our energy levels drop, our sleep patterns change and our inflammation levels rise as just three results of this process.
Supporting your cellular health
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