Small Steps to a Healthier You

With the New Year approaching fast, we are beginning to plan that “New year, new me” resolution. Well we want big changes and overnight results, but change takes time. For example lots of people I talk to plan to “finally lose weight” unfortunately we all lose momentum after the first month, because we don’t see the change we are hoping for. In today’s society, it is very hard to “diet” because we tend to be constantly on the go. Who has the time to cook three meals a day, and it’s even more difficult to maintain that in the long term!


What if we looked at it differently, what if we committed to a small change for just 30 days? What if you committed to only drink water, any one of us could do that for 30 days. That one simple change and we can see major changes in our health. Water makes us hurt less, makes us feel full sooner, and even helps to lower blood pressure. Giving up the sugar in drinks balances our blood sugar.


So how much water should you drink?  Generally the answer is half your body weight in ounces. So for example a 200 pound person would mean you need 100 ounces of water. The average water bottle you is 16.9 ounces, so you would need 6 bottles to meet that goal. The best part is water has zero calories, so you aren’t drinking your calories.

Check out the change this would make, the average soda has 140 calories per 12 ounce soda. If you drink one soda a day, that’s 980 calories a week, 3920 calories a month, and 47,040 calories a year.  To lose one pound you have to burn 3,500 calories. By just cutting out soda you actually lose 14 pounds in a year!

True change in your health takes commitment and small commitment is easier to fit in your life. Your body will thank you for eliminating that from your daily routine!