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What You Consume Can Be Your Biggest Asset: Here’s What To Think About Changing

 When it comes to our diets and the things that we consume, we can often not place too much emphasis on it. Sure we may be aware that too many sweet treats and junk food will add weight, but do we know that there may be intolerances that we might have, food that causes things like acne, and even the things we consume have an effect on our mental health. 

We are what we consume, it is a fact. Having a balanced diet where we have a mixture of all the key components that will help us thrive is key. We want to ensure that we feel our best, are energized, and we can handle stress and other situations thrown our way. But the truth is, while things in moderation are fine, if you are consuming too much of something that isn’t good for you, then it will have a negative effect. So what can we do? The best place to start is to be aware of some of the things that could be causing more harm than good. It isn’t about stopping these things completely, but reducing your intake or having a more balanced approach could be key. If you want to take some action, here are some of the things to try.     

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Becoming a vegetarian

Perhaps you are considering a diet change; then a great choice would be to become a vegetarian. This is where you cut out meat products from your diet. The only thing to be aware of is getting protein in your diet in other ways. Fruit and vegetables have amazing qualities, and eating this way can transform your life. People also turn to vegetarianism due to their beliefs. You may not be happy with how animals are treated and their welfare. Which is why not only is this lifestyle change good for your body but also the mind. Doing something you feel passionate about, gives you drive and motivation. 

Considering becoming a vegan

If it is down to changing your diet once more than you may want to go one step further than vegetarianism and become a vegan. This is where your diet is solely plant based. Being a vegan is a lifestyle choice. This is because not only do you not eat meat, but you choose not to eat any ingredient that comes from an animal, or wear anything for that matter. It could be difficult to convert at first but taking small steps will get you there. 


Eliminating alcohol from your life

Drinking socially can be a great thing to do among friends and family. But what happens if that social drink turns into something more? For many of us, alcohol can become something we drink more often than we should. Turning into something that feels like it is needed rather than something that could be turned down. While being an alcoholic is an extreme case, many of us may find we have mild cases of alcohol dependence. This is when a rehab for alcohol could be the one thing to try. However, if things are controlled, it isn’t necessarily a damaging thing. But consuming too much alcohol can have a negative effect. This is why deciding to remain sober could be the lifestyle change you need. 

Too many sweet treats

Sweet treats are all well and good, and who can resist a dessert every now and again. But too much sweet stuff or sugar in your diet can have a negative effect on how you look and how you feel. To start with, sugar can be one of the biggest causes of bad skin. Acne is common when you consume a lot of sugar, so if you do struggle with this and are partial to a sweet treat or consume a lot of sugar in drinks, then this could be something to try and cut down. You should also look at how you feel as sugar can have a big impact on your mood. Sure it could make you feel good and happy, but if you consume too much then the sugar rush crash is real, and not very pleasant. It can also affect how you sleep. Sugar, in small doses, will not cause you any problems, but if you have noticed an increase with some of the effects mentioned above then this could be something to reduce. You may notice some big changes straight away. 

Reducing your caffeine intake

Let’s face it. Many of us enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee in the morning, and may need a little caffeine to help us through the day. Especially if we are tired and just need a “pick me up”. But too much caffeine can have a big impact on how you feel, and in some rare cases, affect your heart rate. It can also increase your anxiety if you struggle with that already. Caffeine is fine in small doses, but if you are drinking excessively, then you may also notice a big impact on your sleep. Not just not being able to fall asleep, but it can also cause issues with the quality of sleep that you get. A couple of cups a day is fine, so don’t panic too much. 

Drinking more water

Many people choose to drink more water alongside a diet change or being active. However, hydrating your body will always get you an amazing result in its own right. Water is nature's natural detox, which allows you to flush the bad toxins from your body. It’s a great way to improve your skin tone and condition. Alongside having other benefits like helping you sleep, give you more energy and lift your mood. Water is one of the best things that you an drink day to day, and it can have such a big impact on how you look and how you feel. It can be hard to increase your intake if you are not a big water drinker, so start by keeping tabs on what you drink and slowly increase it. Keep a water bottle close by as this can be an incentive to keep drinking. 

Let’s hope these tips help you to make some changes. 

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