Having trouble getting back into your workout routine? Finding it nearly impossible to convince yourself to exercise again? Worried that you won't be able to get back to where you were before?
Take a moment to take a deep breath. Falling out of a workout routine is very common and a natural part of being a human. We've all been there before because honestly, life happens! And sometimes, we need time to readjust.
A big upside to falling out of a routine is that it gives you a chance to re-define a new one. Here's how to restart a workout routine once you've taken a break for a while.
Do you feel like you're starting from zero? That's okay. Everyone starts at zero at the beginning of starting (or re-starting) something new. Also, you're not starting from zero. You had a workout routine once so you know you get into one again.
Have you been craving sugar lately? Sugar cravings can be hard to kick and, surprising no one at all, are one of the most common inhibitors to weight loss. Many people struggle with them. If you're currently facing them, you're in great company.
Before we get into 14 ways to stop sugar cravings, let's unpack some potential "why's" behind cravings and go over why sugar can feel so addicting:
Have you ever felt like you're addicted to sugar? That you crave it and cannot keep from consuming it? Well, that's because sugar is very much like a drug.
A study from the journal of Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews showed that “intermittent access to sugar can lead to behavioral and neurochemical changes that resemble the effects of a substance of abuse.”
Just like other drugs, sugar triggers a release of dopamine in our bodies. Dopamine is a feel-good neurotransmitter linked to the reward...
Believe it or not, snacking is quite a popular hobby among people who work out (aka warriors).
One of the reasons why, is that the more active you are, the more your body craves food that will fuel your movement. The key to successful snacking is having healthy options to choose from.
That's why we asked Alexis Ren what her top 5 favorite healthy snacks are. She answered with five snacks that both fill you up and keep you on track with your fitness goals.
Here are Alexis Ren's go-to healthy snacks:
"Apples are my go to snacks. They're hydrating and have a nice sweetness (or sourness) to them. I like that they're light and have a good balance of natural sugar, carbs and fiber."
There are many different kinds of apples to try. Have you found your favorite kind of apple yet? Consider stocking up on some and seeing how they work for you as a healthy snack.
One of our warriors asked about this diet, so we put together this guide that has everything you need to know about intermittent fasting.
Intermittent fasting (IF) is a dieting pattern that cycles between periods of eating and not eating.
This diet does not focus on what to eat, but rather when to eat.
If you're wondering where intermittent fasting came from, it dates back to when humans were hunter-gatherers. Before there were supermarkets and refrigerators, our ancestors would sometimes go days on end without eating. As a result, humans are naturally evolved to be able to go for long periods of time without food.
Anyone. While this is diet is most popular among people who are trying to lose weight, anyone can try it. For some people this way of eating feels more natural than eating 3-5 meals throughout the day.
Before we get into these 6 key dieting tips for weight loss, answer this question: what do you think of when you hear the word “diet?”
Do you feel excited about it? Positive? Negative? Do you start thinking “ugh...not again…?”
At Warriors, this is what we think about traditional dieting culture:
It’s full of “dont’s.” Don’t eat past 7 PM, don’t eat bread, don’t drink alcohol, don’t set unrealistic goals for your body type, don’t eat too much, don’t eat too little.
All the dont's of the dieting world pose one question:
How DO you diet? Like actually, what DO you do?
Most online resources will tell you that dieting is about restricting what and how much you eat in order to lose weight. But that’s outdated. And it's definitely not the key to reaching your healthiest state of being (which is the entire warriors mission).