2020 hasn't been the year we expected, has it? One morning we wake up with the plans and goals of becoming our best selves, and instead, we get hit with a pandemic.
The worst thing you can do is dwell on the fact the scales are showing a heavier number after a lengthy lockdown. Instead, be kinder to yourself and choose to actively make a change. Coming into a new year, the COVID-19 landscape is our new norm.
These tips will help you boost immunity, promote mental clarity and smash your weight loss goals.
Our top tips
1. Get active, sweat and burn those calories:
Train hard at home and when you do go outside, try to get a walk or run in. Remember to consume electrolytes as they boost your energy and aid muscle recovery. The electrolytes are also perfect after a session of tanning or training in the sun.
You'll need to replace those essential minerals that you lost through sweat — many health stores, including Keppi, offer electrolytes to help you achieve your body goals!
2. Adopt a keto diet:
You will lose weight and smash your body goals in no time. Backed by scientific research, becoming keto, and staying keto are healthier. Period.
For our 101 on the keto diet, follow this link. Additionally, start your keto journey off right with exogenous ketones. Ketones improve aerobic endurance, brain function, and energy levels so you can crush the day whatever comes at you!
Meditation improves your mental state and levels of focus, lowers your stress and anxiety, and improves your tolerance for negative situations (…2020). With lower levels of mental negativity, you will be stress eating less; less eating means you are in a calorie deficit. That, in conjunction with getting active and burning fat for fuel on keto, means you will be climbing the ladder of success in no time. If you want more help on mental clarity, check out our blog on how to wake up the right way here.
4. Take on intermittent fasting:
Not only does this aid with losing those COVID-19 pounds, but it is excellent for your overall health. Intermittent fasting is a diet regimen that cycles between brief periods of fasting, with either no food or significant calorie reduction and periods of unrestricted eating. It promotes a change to body composition through loss of fat mass and weight. Combine intermittent fasting with the Keppi MCT Oil to boost your energy & mental state and feel better than you ever have.
We are all in one of the most challenging tests of our lives, but instead of giving in to our fear and panic, let's think about how we can get through it together. Get back on track by becoming more active, and by making some changes to your diet. Now is not the time to let your 2020 goals pass into oblivion; take them into 2021 with your drive stronger now than ever.
Why is getting active a good way to shed those pounds?
Getting active will lower your cortisol levels and lead to a decreased desire to consume an excessive amount of food. It is both good for our physical and mental health as it;
When we say getting active, we mean get active. You are not limited to anything. Yes, you may be stuck in a house, but there are lots of things to do. Do some gardening, skip for 5 minutes, YouTube tutorial some Yoga, dance in your bedroom and run up and down those stairs like your life depends on it.
Some of the many reasons a keto diet rocks:
The keto diet works coherently with staying active and will allow you to reach well beyond the goals you set for yourself. If you are unfamiliar with the keto diet; ketosis is when the body is carb-starved and tells the liver to burn stored fat by transforming fatty acids into an organic compound known as ketone. Thus, you enter a state of ketosis, and you are burning fat instead of glucose, which leads to rapid fat loss.
Long story short, you are shredding the fat off as fuel, and you are starting to look great.
The Bottom Line:
This year has taken us all by surprise, but the worst thing we can do is dwell on the fact that we have put on a few pounds. Now we hate to be the bearer of bad news, but out of 4000 people surveyed in the U.S., 40% of those believed they had gained weight during COVID-19. This means that almost 1 in 2 people - just like you and I - think they have put on weight.
Why? The answer is that we are not getting active enough, and our diets have becoming distorted as we are using excessive amounts of food to deal with negative emotions.
Let's not dwell on the fact that this has not been our year. Don't live in the past. Wake up feeling like your best self and crush your goals by staying active and making some simple changes. Just like you and I, many are feeling the overwhelming stress, and are putting on weight. However, by following some (if not all) of the tips we've provided, you can overcome anything.
First and foremost, we want you to stay safe and stay healthy. Take time to take care of yourself, and then take the time check-in on others to see how they are doing. We have set goals that failed in 2020, but now is the time to reignite that spark and take them into 2021.