Wednesday, May 4, 2011
My Top 5 Daily Essentials
I was watching the Dr. Oz show, because I was stuck in a dentist chair so I couldn't change the channel, and when I started watching they were up to 5 of 10 top daily essentials. These were:
5: Get at least 7 hours of sleep
4: Have sex
3: Breath and stretch for 5 minutes
2: Eliminate simple sugars
1: Sit less and move more
Because I was curious about the other 5 I looked them up when I got home.
10: Eat a hard boiled egg
9: Check your poop
8: Make vegetables half of every meal
7: Take half a multivitamin in the am and half in the pm
6: Supplement with a bone boosting cocktail (Vit D calcium, and Magnesium)
So I thought about it, I thought about what I do, what info I've read and how I've incorporated it into my life and here are My Top 5 Daily Essentials.
5: Find out what you are deficient in and take it! (ex. Iron supplement, Vit D/Calcium, Multivitamin -as insurance)
4: I get sick when I don't get enough sleep (try to get uninterrupted sleep - I use ear plugs!)
3: Go to the gym (at least 3 times a week for an hour) and work your butt off for the hour! (and don't leave before the stretches!)
2: EAT CLEAN!!! (Follow Tosca Reno's example and you will get more than enough lean protein, carbs and veggies)
1: Stay away from white poison! (refined sugar and sodium - they are always hiding in processed foods!!!)
I've placed these in this order because it's the order that I did things! I mastered 1, moved onto 2! Learned that 3 means I still go workout (just not 10-13 hours a week), 4 got easier as the baby got older and 5 was like fine tuning my machine to run more efficiently. If I was to add a #6 it would be to live gluten free, you don't need to have an intolerance to benefit from going gluten free, try it for a few weeks and see how amazing you feel!