healthy morning habitsOne of the first steps to making healthier choices starts with your morning habits and things such as eating a high protein breakfast. Consider protein sources like eggs, protein drinks, cottage cheese, nuts and chia seeds. Drinking a glass or two of water first thing in the morning has many benefits such as increasing your energy expenditure, or the number of calories your body burns, for at least 60 minutes. What’s more, drinking water may reduce appetite and food intake in some individuals. In fact, most studies on the topic have shown that drinking 34–68 ounces (1–2 liters) of water per day can aid in weight loss drastically.

Rolling out of bed and stepping on the scale and weighing yourself each morning can be an effective method to increase motivation and improve self-control. Several studies have associated weighing yourself daily with greater weight loss. Weighing yourself every morning can also help foster healthy habits and behaviors that may promote weight loss.

Keeping a food diary to track what you eat can be an effective way to help boost weight loss and keep yourself accountable. This can be assisted by meal planning and making your lunch for the day. You know what your having before you have it. The best start to all of the morning habits is getting in the 6 to 8 hours your body needs every night.

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