7 Life Hacks for a Healthy Lifestyle

Think leading a healthy lifestyle is too hard to follow? Here are 7 energy/time/money saving tips to motivate you to stay on track:

  1. Trying to eat less? Use a smaller plate to trick your mind that there’s more food. Added bonus: the smaller plate also limits the amount of food you can fit in automatically reducing your portion size.
  2. Cooking non-organic meat in ginger and garlic reduces the harmful effects of any artificial pesticides, fertilizers, antibiotics, hormones, GMOs, or other synthetic contaminants. In addition, meat cooked at high temperatures (well done to burnt) can produce carcinogenic (cancer producing) chemicals and research has recently discovered that when meat is cooked with garlic this effect is limited.
  3. If you’re having trouble sleeping try taking 1-2 tablespoons raw honey which has been proven to help get more deep. Healthy brain energy comes from sugar (glycogen) stored in your liver, so having a little extra (naturally occurring) sugar before bed can increase healthy brain function at night.
  4. Prepare breakfast in the evening for the following day. If you know that you will be short on time in the morning or that you need extra time to digest your food before your morning workout, then it may be helpful to prepare your meal the night before. This way you can just jump out of bed and grab breakfast (speaks volumes about me 😀 )
  5. Carry a healthy snack in your bag / pocket / car (think raw nuts, fruit, etc.). You know that Sneakers ad – “you’re not you when you’re hungry”? Yep, you got it – when hunger strikes, temptation overcomes our willpower and voilà we end up eating something bad for us.
  6. Don’t just use leftovers – plan for them. When cooking a meal, why not make an extra serving and save it for later? Saves time & energy. Besides, what beats having your favourite meal twice? 😀
  7. Shop smart. Always make a shopping list in advance and think how you can use certain products in more than one way. Example: 

Published by Miranda

MSc Nutrition graduate with several years of experience in running a nutrition and wellbeing blog as well as Dubai's first Health Coach professional development community. Passionate about health promotion & education and currently pursuing Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) board certification. Holds diplomas in culinary nutrition, life coaching, public relations as well as a bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies. Speaks English, Italian, Russian, and Bulgarian. Contact me at: inspiredbymiranda@gmail.com

2 thoughts on “7 Life Hacks for a Healthy Lifestyle

  1. I like the one about “believing you had a good night’s sleep”. The honey before bed sounds like a neat trick, but what do you do on those low carb, low calorie days when the hunger demons are screamin’ and keeping you awake?

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    1. Hi Shawn. I would typically take out the honey on low carb days and make sure that I have my last meal 30 mins before going to sleep, even if it means having a slightly longer gap between the meals ;). Hope this helps 🙂

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