Being fit and healthy, is not as difficult as it seems, even though it comes with a few strings attached. Sacrificing the taste buds always in favour of sensible eating is no walk in the park. Temptations have to be curbed and the body has to be worked upon.
I’m sharing my top 15 tips on ways to stay healthy and fit, but you will need to follow it sincerely. Also, please remember that you cannot lose weight overnight and there are no quick fixes.
15 Ways to stay healthy and fit
1. Drink Water
Up your water intake, like it’s your job. Have two glasses of water on waking up. It will literally wake you up. Plus, have another two glasses before every meal. This will not help you lose weight, but will make sure you eat less 😉
I use Vaya bottles, as they are sturdy and keep the water cold/warm as per the weather.
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2. Cut Out Fruit Juices
Many of us consume juices, thinking its full of nutrients and vitamins. But, the ugly truth is that juices are juts liquid form of sugar. Even, at home try to nibble on fruits, instead. This will keep you full for longer, and add some fiber to your diet.
This means you cook in bulk for yourself. Cook for the next three days, and store in a easy to heat container. When you have food cooked, it’s less likely to go on a cheating spree.
Example: Keep up to 4-5 boiled eggs at home. When the eggs are already staring at you, it’s less likely to grab some chips or cookies.
4. Eat Fibre Rich Food
Do you know eating food that contained fiber will aid in weight loss? The trick is, that fibrous food makes you feel fuller for a longer period, hence you nibble less. Most fruits are full of fibre.
Oatmeal also is a good source of fibre.
I love Americano and it is so much better than the typical black coffee. You just throw some cubes of ice, coffee and water in a mixer and churn. This will give you the extra kick if needed. However, if you are not into coffee, then I suggest to not start this habit.
You can always skip on water.
6. Work Out
On days, when you just do not want to do exercises longer than 10 or say 4 minutes, then don’t. But, some get in some workout. Tone up, jump, get your heart rate up. It will all add up later.
7. Go easy on the junk
We all love pizzas. I know I do. And, it’s kind of hard to imagine a life without pizza, Right? But, as our goal is to stay in shape with minimum effort, pizzas, burgers, lasagnas are all out of the picture.
Treat yourself to a tortilla pizza. Or, a good old roti can do the trick too.
Just cut the cheese serving and make sure to log it in your diary 😉
8. Keep Busy
An empty mind is the devil’s workshop, right? And, I’m guessing that the workshop was full of tasty food.
Being busy keeps your mind off food for REAL. Start reading, or start writing. You do not need a blog to write.
9. Join My fitness pal
My fitness pal will help you track your food and workout. The database is one of the best and has an enormous amount of food stored in it. If the food is not listed, you easily create a recipe and get the calories.
10. Cut the all or nothing mentality
It’s an old example. But, so apt. What if your cell phone breaks. Would you step on it and crush it further, or just make sure it’s not broken?
Although, if we eat a candy bar, our first instinct is “Oh, the diet is screwed up already, might as well have the whole jar”
That, my friend, is wrong. The idea is to “STOP” when you get the calling.
11. Be consistent
You do a 5K today and then another one next week. Unfortunately, it does not work like this. At least try, to work out thrice a week.
And, no you do not need to run a marathon or even a 5K. Start as slow as ten minutes. But, start.
12. Make time
We are all busy. And, no one really has the time to jog for ten minutes or lift weights. You make time. If it’s important to you, you will make time for your workout, meal preps and so on.
13. Diet Vs Workout
If you are killing it in the gym & celebrating with large fries and coke, I got bad news for you. What we put inside our body matters way more than our workout. Both, are important. But, you just cannot eat fried and sugary food and expect results.
14. Keep It Real
Setting goals which sound too good to be true are only paving the way to failure. Tell yourself, why getting fit or losing weight is important to you. Do your research. Make “realistic” and “achievable” goals.
15. Join Support Groups
There are many support groups on Facebook, that can help you stay motivated and stick to your routine. As long, as we can offer the same, the admins are kind enough to take us.
I also have one “budding” support group by the name Slim Down With Zee. Yes, it’s new but, I’m always there to help.
On Instagram, you can follow the following for some major goals
Join FB Groups
I’m in many Facebook groups that offer a lot of help to people who need help and motivation. There are running groups, support groups etc.
In fact, I also got inspired to start my own fitness group, and you are most welcome to join. Join Here.
Also, this is a very good group for you if you are looking for running tips from real runners.
Hope you enjoyed my tips on ways to stay healthy and found them useful. Do let me know if I can help you with anything else.
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These are good tips. I especially liked what you said about Cutting the all or nothing mentality!
These are some great tips on staying healthy. And you’ve rightly pointed out that fruit juices are the culprits – store bought juices are nothing but sugar.
Very useful list. Comes across as simple and effective. Thanks for sharing it!
Really imp tips. I know following these all is not an easy job. But I will try my best.
Great tips. I follow most of them. For me, support groups help a lot, the nudge, motivation, inspiration from fellow health enthusiasts works wonders for my morale.
My favourite tip was don’t go for the all or nothing mentality. For real fitness everything must be in moderation and over a period of time
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Great tips, Zainab. Thanks for sharing.
Some really easy and lovely advice for all the fitness freaks out there. Good Information Zainab.
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All the advice seemed pretty easy to follow. Thanks for sharing.
I so agree with all the points here, Zainab. Getting all obsessed with eating right all the time is one big mistake we make. Frankly, we do need to eat everything, but in proportions and stay within limits. That is what will help us stay fit for life.
Great Post Z, like the idea of stopping it when calling. otherwise, the screwed diet things gets in so hard.
Hey Zainab , these tips to lose weight & stay fit are so much in demand by the whole universe. Thank you very much. Drink Water , Eat fruits , avoid Junk food are my personal favorite. #MyFriendAlexa #SujatawdeReads
I am struggling to control weight and realize the usefulness of the tips you have given. It is very difficult to get back into shape once you let the body get ruined. Good post!
That’s really an important tips to keep our healthy and fit…
Some easy and quick tips to maintain fitness. I need to increase my water intake. Thanks for sharing the tips.
Great tips. Hope I am able to start soon ! Its just those small changes which takes us long way…just need that push!
Good list! I loved point 5! If you are not into coffee, you suggested not to take it up! I am surrounded by coffee lovers who urge me to drink coffee, but I cannot! So I get you!!
Being a physical exercise enthusiast i can relate with this post very deeply, very helpful tips.
Amazing and inspiring post. Very useful tips for the healthy living. Great thoughts.
Making time is the lame excuse for every woman for her fitness regime. Nut we should overcome that and work for our health. And your tips will really help to start a fitness routine immediately.
These are some good tips. Consistency, working out and eating healthy are very important.
Great going Zainab. You are a motivation for many 🙂
Doable pointers Zainab, I love the way you said “if eggs are staring at you you will eat them …lol”
These pointers will surely help one to get fit in easy steps.
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Those are some great tips. Thanks for sharing them. Have noted them down.
your weight loss shows on your face. And these tips you offer are very realistic; something everyone can relate to unlike the rigid lifestyle and tips from film actors/actresses.
Very nice blog. I really happy to say these words;
Thanks for sharing & Waiting for more Tips.
Being a stay-fit freak, i can totally relate to this 🙂
On a lighter note, I lost a few pounds after getting up from viral fever 😀
My. Mantra is to have warm water with honey n lemon n it had worked for every time you it cut Down tummy weight
Staying healthy and fit is essential for everyone… If we follow the tips that you have provided it will definitely not look like a chore.. But cheat days are a must 😀
Great tips . We have to consistent no matter whether we start with tiny steps in our journey .
These are some nice and amazing tips. Thanks for sharing.
That’s a really good post. I always struggle with staying motivated to stay fit or lose weight. I try but I lack consistency. I wish I could do something about that
Nice tips! And oh, I will surely not skip my coffee. I love latte/flat white more than any kind though, will it affect that much if I take lattes more than americano?
Very helpful and informative
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This will surely help us to remain fit💖💖💖
Wow.just easy tips.i am a mother of 1 yr old baby so still hv an extra wight.Injust try these tips to stay healthy and fit.Thanksss😍
Dear ‘15 ways to keep healthy ‘This one is my favourite post 😘 very informative and must follow to everyone ..❤️
Dear ‘15 ways to keep healthy ‘This one is my favourite post 😘 very informative and must follow to everyone ..❤️ I m going to follow them ti reduce my weight
These tips are really greatful ! Never knew the truth about fruit juice , thanks for the advice will definitely try these tricks 😀
Very nice recipes blog.Loved all dishes.Thanks for sharing
This list is very resourceful. Staying fit is a responsibility one shouldn’t shy away from and eating wisely is a great way to achieve that.
I love these ideas for starting a healthy lifestyle. And will definitely have to try these tips.