We get it...
The gyms are closed.
Your family is stressed (and stressing you out).
You have been stuck inside for months.
And your motivation is at an all time low.
Who could blame you for adding on a little extra “fluff” during this period. The problem is, that extra few pounds comes with negative effects aside from purely the aesthetics. Extra weight gain can produce long lasting issues in our bodies including increased inflammation, immune system suppression, increased joint pain, poor concentration, fatigue, and worsening moods.
Turning things around may seem like gargantuan task, and you may be thinking like most - “How do I get back to my healthy ways?”
Search no more. We at Fed Kitchen have put together 3 simple, powerful habits that will get your body (and your mind) back to thriving.
Intermittent fasting. Intermitting fasting has been proven to be a powerful tool for weight loss and improving overall health and longevity. The best part about intermittent fasting is that it requires minimal effort. No counting calories, food restrictions, or guesswork involved. Simply eat during your eating window and don’t consume any form of calories during your fasting window. If you are new to intermittent fasting, we recommend beginning by eating only during daylight hours and then incrementally increasing your fasting period. For more in depth information on fasting, check out our article titled “Fasting + Fed Meal Prep”.
Eat at least 2 prepped meals each day made from mostly whole ingredients. Some of the most powerful nutrition research has shown that, when it come to weight and overall health, it is not necessarily the how that matters so much as the what. Thats why it is so important to focus at least two of your meals each day around whole food ingredients while also minimizing extremely processed foods. Even better news - several studies have shown that even eating one healthy meal can impact your brain causing you to crave more healthy foods and give you more energy... BUT this same phenomenon happens in reverse when you eat junk food, leading you to eat more junk food at your next meal while feeling less full and more lethargic.
If you are unsure where to begin with meal prepping, all Fed Kitchen meals focus on whole food ingredients that taste delicious and are as easy as heating and eating.
Move at least 30 minutes each day. Exercise can mean a lot of different things to different people. We don’t think there is a one-size-fits-all exercise prescription for everyone, so pick something you enjoy, and go do it everyday! If you are having a particularly hard time getting started, our favorite way to get moving is to simply go for a 15 to 20 minute walk first thing in the morning and after your last meal of the day. Movement and exercise doesn’t alway have to be difficult. Something as simple as walking can be a powerful tool towards your goals.
Have you ever noticed that good habits lead to more good habits? That’s why doing just these 3 simple habits each day can produce such powerful results. They will help you to build health momentum and your body, mentality, and health will become reinvigorated in a few easy weeks!