Making the decision to change your life can be so very exciting and yet so very scary at the same time.  It does not matter what the change is that you are trying to make in your life, it is a challenge!

Live Mind Body and Soul wants to help you to start making the positive changes in your life that will help you live a healthy lifestyle.  Below are our top 10 tips to start living the healthy life that you want.

  1. Set a goal.  This needs to be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based
  2. Set small steps to achieve the main goal.  Again these should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-based.
  3. Find a plan that you enjoy doing.  The best form of exercise is the one that you will do!
  4. Find your support group – this can be friends, family members, gym members, a personal trainer, or an online support group.  Everyone’s support system will be different because everyone is different!
  5. Eat real food. Eighty percent of a healthy life style comes from the food you put in your body.  Remember you aren’t what you eat; you are what you absorb.
  6. Meal plan.  When you plan out what you are going to eat then you can create a grocery list and then if you stick to the grocery list you will only set yourself up for success!
  7. Take care of all aspects of your health – mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and financial.  If any one of these are off balance then the others will also be off balance.
  8. Make small changes.  Every time you make a small change and stay consistent with that before making this next small change you are making bigger changes long term!
  9. Pay attention to how your body responds to food.  If your body is giving you negative signs after you eat something, stop eating it.
  10. Eat when you are hungry.  Stop when you are full.  This means you will have to pay attention to what your body is telling you and start to recognize the signs that your body is giving you.

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