10 LIFE CHANGING Healthy Habits That I Use Everyday!!

Updated: May 27, 2020

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Most people's health and wellness journey begins the moment they decide that they are fed up with how they currently feel. For me, it began with being sick of experiencing constant anxiety and panic attacks that left me feeling helpless.

The reason why it's called a wellness journey is because it's exactly that - a journey. There is no ONE thing that will solve all of your problems (and if someone says that there is, then that's a cue that you need to back away from that conversation). But on that note, there ARE small things that you can do everyday to make you feel pretty awesome.

Today, I'm sharing 10 strategies that I have added to my wellness routine over the last 5 years or so that have majorly helped me feel GOOD again.

DISCLAIMER ~ The strategies below are what I utilize for myself and my clients and is not intended to treat or cure any disease. Always speak with your doctor and nutritionist before making any changes to your own lifestyle and diet.

10 healthy habits that I use everyday - vitamin D - autumn elle nutrition
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1. Eating until satiated.

For a very long time, you've probably heard that counting calories and calorie restriction is just HOW you lose weight, right? First of all, it's not. Second of all, this has likely trained you to ignore your own hunger cues and only eat the amount of food according to calories and/or macronutrients.

This can be a hard habit to break, but it's the first step that you need to accomplish in order to balance your hormones and tap into fat burning mechanisms. Once I realized that weight loss (and health!!) are tied to hormones, not numbers on a calorie tracker, I started to learn to eat the amount my body truly NEEDED. As a result, I feel more energized and less stressed about what I eat. I also maintain a steady weight and body fat percentage without having to count a single thing.

Get started on learning how to eat until satiated with the vid below!

2. Incorporating daily walking.

I used to be a runner. I mean, I ran a lot. I competed in triathlons, half marathons and marathons fairly frequently all throughout late high school and college. But when I realized that my cortisol levels were way out of whack, I decided to cut back drastically on my running and swap it for walking instead. During this time, I also utilized other hormone balancing techniques that I outline in the Hormone Balancing Pro Protocol in the Level Up Guide. As a result of getting my hormones balanced, I experienced reduced anxiety and (surprisingly) reduced body fat percentage... and I wasn't doing any cardio outside of walking!

Get the deets on walking vs. running with the vid below.

3. Removing protein bars.

Boy oh boy, protein bars are an amazing feat of the food industry. Those little plastic wrapped products have had so much of the public deceived into thinking that they are actually healthy for them! In reality, flip over most protein bars and check out the ingredients label and you may be shocked to find just how high up sugar is on the ingredients list.

When my clients ditch protein bars, they immediately feel less bloated and crave less sugar. This is the exact same experience I had.