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Last newsletter we talked about how it’s ok to be basic when it comes to changing your lifestyle. So, if we’re not going headfirst into a total lifestyle change, what changes should we be making first, for the biggest impact on how we feel?

We need to keep it simple. 

I always recommend to the ladies I work with, start with the 4 basics and build from there. To keep it even more simple, start with one thing.

That’s right, one thing. Once you have that down solid, add in a second thing. The first two are equally important, so you choose which you start with. 

But, if you want to make 2 changes that will likely have the biggest bang for their buck – start with both. No other changes but these two, to start with. 

1. Water. 

You don’t believe me? Try it. If you’re not currently drinking enough water every day to have pale coloured pee that doesn’t stink – this is a great place to start. If it’s a darker colour, you need to start here. 

Less bloating, more energy, helping to flush nasties from your body, better digestion, carry nutrients and oxygen around the body better, keep you cooler, even for many people, less joint pain because their joints are better lubricated. If you don’t believe me, just try it and see if you can prove me wrong. I’ll wait…..

2. Sleep

Like I said, you can mix and match #1 and #2, or do both at once. They are equally important as each other. 

So few people have a healthy sleep routine. This can be one of the most effective changes you ever make to your lifestyle. 

Better cognitive function, more positive mood, better headspace, more energy, healthier food choices, weight management is easier. Should I go on, or is that enough?

3. Move. Every day. 

Daily movement, no matter how small it may seem. Start from whatever your current fitness level is, and build on it from there. Increase a little each week, whether it’s how long you exercise for, or adding weight/adding hills etc. 

This is a huge one for many of us, and one I am a huge advocate for, after realising how much my mental health suffers when I don’t do some kind of movement every day. 

4. Protein with every meal.

No matter what way of eating you follow, protein with every meal helps in so many ways. 

Protein is the most filling of the 3 macronutrients (protein, fats, carbs). So if you are trying to reduce your caloric intake, without getting hangry, this is the place to start. Protein is also good for reducing the chances of osteoporosis, as it helps to build your bone mass. 

And of course, the one more people know about – it helps to build and repair muscle tissue. For for women, who are at a higher risk of osteoporosis after menopause. Eating plenty of protein is a great place to begin. 

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Of course, there’s a heap of other changes you can make, and I go much more in depth into those in my 10 week online course, You First. But for starting out, and getting the best improvements possible? Start with these 4. 

Keep it simple. 

The overwhelm that comes with making drastic changes all at once generally mean they won’t last and soon you will just end up back where you started. 

So keep it basic. Be a basic bitch, like me and be proud of how uncomplicated your lifestyle changes are.