Specifically, how to develop eating habits that will lead to long-term, sustainable weight loss?
Then pull up a chair with “The Habit Whisperer” Amy Lang, owner of Moxie Club for weight loss and a former longtime gym owner who spoke recently with the Optimal Aging podcast.
Among the highlights, Amy shares her “Fundamental Five” ways to really work the best behaviors into your life.
- Drink enough water – half your body weight in ounces.
- 7-9 hours of sleep
- 5 servings of fruits and veggies a day
- Eating only until you’re comfortably full
- 30 minutes of mindful movement a day
And, most importantly, ask yourself WHY you want to make a change in your lifestyle?
“If you say, ‘I want to lose weight because I want to fit into that little, black dress,’ then I would say, ask yourself again: Why is that important to you?” Amy says. “I want to get to something emotional. Because, when you need to tap into your willpower, it’s remembering that ‘why’ that will help… What do you need to be doing? How is that different?”
You really can make positive, lasting changes. The key is to get your head around it in ways that are realistic and behavior-based, like these five.
Holly Kouvo is a personal trainer, functional aging specialist, senior fitness specialist, brain health trainer, writer, and speaker.