3 Diet Changes That Will Improve Your Fitness!
So, for a while there I was on a journey to drink a gallon of water a day combined with a few other things in order to see how my fitness and overall health changed.
Consistency was the biggest factor, meaning whatever changes you make in your diet you have to do for at least a month in order to expect a significant change that’s going to last.
I have always heard it takes about 3 weeks to develop a habit and let me tell you as an athlete who drinks a lot of water, drinking a gallon a day was actually pretty hard to stick with.
Sometimes I would forget my gallon jug and I wouldn’t substitute it with anything so I would wait until I was back home at 6pm and just start slamming the rest of the water in the jug to meet my quota.
Honestly I don’t think it was a good idea to play catch up but I was determined to meet the goal I had set.
Anyways after a while I realized that I was actually feeling a lot better in general. I had more energy, focus and life just seemed well lubricated.
That was the most significant change out of these three changes I am going to fill you in on that I could see, was my water intake.
#1 – Water Intake : I recommend around ½ to 1 whole gallon of water a day in order to feel a change in your every-day life. You have to stay consistent with it though. You’ll start to feel changes about 3 to 4 days into being more hydrated and as you progress your body will just start to function better overall.
#2 – Eating Time : For a long time I was eating dinner very late in the evening, sometimes I would call it more of a midnight snack than actually dinner. You have to plan a time that you are going to start cooking dinner or eating it. This will help your body regulate the calories and get more used to what it will store and what it will burn while you are asleep.
#3 – Morning Caffeine : Stimulating your body right when you wake up is a great way to get the gears moving in your bodies processes. Drinking some coffee or natural sources of caffeine will help you wake up, start burning calories right off the get go and also throughout the day. The more awake and active you are in the morning the more calories your body will burn.
These are just a few simple things that I have tried and definitely work but make sure you follow the consistency rule. It is very hard to create a habit but once it is established you will be on the right track!
Michael Eckert is the founder of Michael Eckert Fit, a former United States Marine and Certified Personal Trainer dedicated to teaching new ways to getting you stronger and becoming healthier.