Becoming healthy doesn’t just happen overnight. It takes months, even years, to change to a healthy lifestyle. It is the accumulation of many small changes.

Here are my top 5 tips to improve your health:

1. Avoid eating out or limit to once per week

First of all, you’ll be tempted to choose the yummy foods that are bad for you. And if you do choose healthy foods, you don’t have much choice as to how it’s cooked and prepared. Often the food will have much more calories in it than you would expect. My best tip for eating out is to avoid anything that contains white carbs (white potato, white bread, white pasta) or is deep fried.

top 5 tips to improve your health

2. Don’t smoke and limit your alcohol intake

We all know smoking and alcohol are bad for you, but they do some SERIOUS damage! If you do drink, try not to binge drink and your best drink choices are red wine, vodka, lime and soda or gin and tonic.

top 5 tips to improve your health

3. Eat a healthy breakfast every single day

Make breakfast your biggest meal of the day, and dinner your smallest. Breakfast should include a good mix of carbs, protein and fats. Here are some of my favourite breakfast recipes.

healthy breakfast

4. Exercise for at least 30 minutes 5 times per week

Walking around at walk counts so try to increase your incidental exercise. Walk instead of driving, get off the bus one stop early, take the stairs, get up from your desk to walk around every 20 minutes, do some squats when you go to the bathroom or while you wait for your toast. Just keep active!

top 5 tips to improve your health

5. Read food labels!

Particularly when it comes to drinks. Supposed “healthy” drinks such as fruit juice, coconut water, sports drinks and vitamin water are actually packed with sugar. Obviously some are better than others. But make sure you read the label and if has more than 10g of sugar, stick with water.

top 5 tips to improve your health

Rachael is an Australian born certified personal trainer and nutritionist who holds a Bachelor degree in Science.

After struggling for years to find an exercise and diet program that is tailored to women striving for lean and toned body with no bulk she designed her Lean Legs Program. This program is tailored to each body type and focused on helping women get toned but feminine bodies, without getting bulky.

Her mission is to empower women and help them stay in shape in a healthy and balanced way.

4 Responses

  1. Rachael, how to overcome the next day after overeating at thanksgiving ?) like really hardcore cheat day ahah)) should it be a cleanse day like on juices? don’t have an opportunity for the gym the following 2 days( thank you and happy thanksgiving !!!

    1. No don’t do a cleanse or anything. Just try to eat normally and as healthy as possible and do some intense cardio, like maybe sprints. You should be back to normal the following day! Happy thanksgiving to you too! xx

  2. Haha…After Halloween I am making sure to never binge drink again. 1 bottle of white wine, 2 jaeger shots, tequila shots. So now actually im not gonna drink ever agin, perhaps 1 drink on special evenings :) tbh i dont even enjoy alcohole, id rather drink soda. What are your thoughts on drinking soda instead of alcohole?

    By the way…I dont get e-mail notification from you when you answer my comments on your blog :/ You should look this up ! <3

    1. Thanks hun! I know I’ve got a fair few things to do on my blog :( I don’t really like the taste of soda water, but it’s a good alternative to alcohol! I think a little bit of alcohol is OK. I try to do the same, just a few drinks on special occasions :) xx

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