Updated: Jul 22
Hello beautiful soul! The following health hacks truly changed my life so I'm super stoked to share them with you.
As a busy university student on the go, relying on smoothies to fill me up was a total game-changer. You can use both fresh and frozen fruits, sneak in some greens that you won't taste at all, plus extra health boosts like protein and collagen powder. They're also super easy to make and clean up, and still taste good if you leave them in the fridge. And, bonus-they help me get my veggies in without feeling bloated.
My health has been drastically better since I've incorporated them into my diet.
Just like smoothies, these are a super practical way to get your veggies in without feeling bloated or cooking, cleaning, and making grocery runs all the time. There are countless delicious recipes for nutrient-packed soups, and the best part is that you can freeze them and unfreeze as you please. Since I just wasn't able to keep up with making different and fresh salads all the time, soups were a life-saver. I recommend spending one day making 3 different recipes all at once, then putting them away in containers to unfreeze one portion when needed.
3. Intermittent fasting
So it took me a while to get used to this one but I am beyond glad I tried it. Intermittent fasting is when you eat the same amount of food within a limited time frame. For example, instead of having 3 meals beginning at 8am and ending at 8pm, you have 2 meals between 1pm and 8pm. This is how I do it, although there are other ways, such as eating at any time 5 days a week and then fasting 2 days a week. I certainly feel better not forcing myself to eat breakfast, and I've also found that I have more energy and deal with less bloating and cravings. If you have any eating disorder this might not be a good option for you, so make sure to ask your doctor about it first. If they give you the ok I'd be really excited for you to try it.
Earthing is the act of physically connecting to the earth, which can be done by simply walking barefoot on natural surfaces. There's a book called Earthing, which explains how we are electrical beings that need to be grounded, which is why earthing can cure sickness, pain, and inflammation. (If you'd like to purchase the book I'd really appreciate if you use the link above because I get a small commission on it.) I always noticed how great I feel in nature, but it never occurred to me that I can feel revitalized just by walking barefoot and touching the trees in my backyard. Ever since I made a habit of doing so as much as possible, I've felt healthier and more energized. It requires no effort whatsoever and it's free, so I see no reason why you wouldn't try it.
Keep me posted if you try any of these, I'm so curious to know if they work wonders for you the way they do for me. You can do so by commenting below 😊