A beginner's guide to bloating
Dr Megan Rossi explores bloating, the myths and how to manage it.
We all have times where we fall off track with our food and exercise, and getting back into a good routine be really hard. That's why we've put together 6 top tips to help you get back on it, and stay on it, for good!
Setting yourself a goal, no matter how big or small, can really help when trying to get into a good routine. As well as deciding what you want to achieve, think about why you want to achieve that goal and use those reasons as motivation to stay on track. Set your intention, write it down and commit to smashing it!
Sometimes the end goal can seem so far out of reach and it can feel overwhelming. Remember, all big journeys start with small steps. Try to focus on one day at a time and the small, daily wins that you can achieve. The small wins all add up.
Examples of little wins:
Did you know that if you make a plan for the week ahead, you're much more likely to stick to it? Think about your lifestyle and what works best for you. If you're not a morning person, choose a time to work out later in the day when you've got more time or energy. You could even tick two things off at once and walk or cycle to an appointment instead of driving.
Not all days go to plan, and that's ok. Just do what you can and be kind to yourself. Can't manage a full 30 minute workout? Move for 10 minutes instead. Haven't prepped your packed lunch? Pick a healthy option when out and about instead. Don't let a bad day turn into a bad week or a bad month. Press reset, pick yourself up and remember consistency always wins!
Prepping ahead is key to setting yourself up for success. Get organised in the kitchen and batch cook your meals for the week ahead. It will save time in the week and mean you're less likely to go off track with food choices. Lay out your workout gear the night before and you will be ready to win in the morning!
If you want the energy and will power to stick to a routine and achieve your goals, you have to prioritise sleep. Sleep is a super power that will charge you up - it means better food choices and more motivation and energy to move your body. Check out 5 top tips for a better night's sleep.