5 ways to look and feel healthier in one week
. A dietitian and nutritionist, Andy Bellatti, has five pieces of advice to start feeling like your best self and to get on the right track toward losing weight (safely!) in just one week.
. To curb bloating, dehydration, and discomfort, drink lots of water, cut sodium, and down fiber.
. Don’t resort to a juice cleanse, powders, or pills. Those aren’t healthy or sustainable ways to keep the weight off.
It’s time to push through your New Year’s resolutions and become your healthiest, most fit self.
But what’s the best way to start?
A registered dietitian and nutritionist named Andy Bellatti reveals all the things you should – and should never – do to get you feeling your best in under a week and on the right track.
DO: Drink lots of water.
Water is essential – it regulates the shape of every cell inside our bodies. If we don’t get enough, in fact, these cells begin to shrivel up. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends choosingwater instead of sugar-sweetened beverages to “help with weight management.”
Swapping in a cold glass of H2O for a single 20-ounce soda will save you about 240 calories.
DON’T: Go on a juice cleanse.
If you’re considering a “detox” or “juice cleanse,” you might want to reconsider. Only drinking water, juice, or any other liquefied concoction for more than a few days can set you up for unhealthy eating behaviors or lead to spikes and drops in blood-sugar levels, which can spawn cravings and mood swings.