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You can jumpstart a healthy lifestyle to spring into your goals. These could be weight loss, more training, or eating better. Any of these are great for you and will help you gain the confidence and body you desire to fit into those dresses you were too scared to wear. From making changes to your diet to getting the sleep you really need, here are some useful suggestions.

Consider Body Sculpting

Some may say it’s like cheating, but there are genuine reasons for body sculpting. If you aren’t sure what body sculpting is, it is when you change the shape of a part of your body. For getting ahead of things like losing weight, this refers to body cosmetic procedures such as liposuction and tummy tucks. These can help define your shape and give you a massive confidence boost. It isn’t uncommon for people who have these done to maintain a healthy lifestyle afterward.

Jumpstart a Healthy Lifestyle with Dietary Changes

Of course, it all begins with changing what you eat and drink for most people. Being overweight is the leading cause of low self-esteem. And while no one is suggesting you need to drastically lose weight, maintaining a good weight for your size is recommended to avoid issues like inflammation, heart disease, and skin problems. Slowly replacing junk food with fresh, homemade meals is a great start. And, of course, make sure you get your five a day.

Ditch the Fridge Full of Dairy

Dairy is full of a sugar called lactose, which can keep weight on you. You may also be lactose intolerant, and this can cause bloating, nausea, and excess gas. However, dairy products like cheese and eggs are a rich source of much-needed calcium. So a little bit now and then might be fine. But you can reduce your overall sugar intake with small changes such as drinking black coffee without cream or milk. You can use calcium supplements if you don’t want dairy at all.

Say No to Soda and Embrace Water

Soda drinks like Coke and Pepsi are well known to be bad for you. These drinks are delicious. However, they include tons of sugar and a lot of caffeine, although not as much as coffee. Drinks like these are your worst enemy when you are trying to lose weight through calorie control or low carbs. Additionally, some are even addictive. So slowly replace soda drinks with water to the point where water is all you drink. This can be hard but well worth it in the end.

Change Your Attitude to Eating

Like life, we have bad eating habits that we form over the years. Some stem from childhood and poor parenting, and others happen because of issues like low self-esteem. This can cause you to find comfort in your food, which is almost never the right food. Try making these changes:

  • Some diets, like the carnivore diet, are filling, and you may only require one meal a day.

  • Intermittent fasting is becoming a popular way to reduce calories without suffering.

  • Gradually reduce the size of your plates so you are eating less food over time.

  • Replace the amount of meat on your plate with healthier alternatives such as greens.

  • Phase out chocolate bars and chips with healthier snacks like nuts and trail mix.

  • Take one day per week where you eat only very healthy foods and consume water.

  • Always check the labels on food for excess salt, sugar, fat, and carbs when buying.

By making small changes over time, you can begin to develop a healthier attitude towards food and eating. It is hard at first, which is why you need to phase some things in and replace bad habits with good ones. Before you know it, you won’t even miss the unhealthy sugars and fats.

Use the Stairs Instead of the Elevator

More exercise is always good, and you can even get some exercise without trying. If you live in an apartment or work in an office building on the fourth floor or something like that, then take the time each morning to walk up the stairs instead of using the elevator. This is a great way to lose a lot of calories and works even better if you take the stairs multiple times per day. You can expect to lose between 500 and 800 calories for every 1 hour spent taking the stairs. 

Walk Instead of Driving

Most people drive far too much these days. You know you have done it: driving a quarter mile to pick up something from a store. That’s pretty much an unnecessary use of a car and contributes to carbon emissions. But on the health side, you just missed out on burning calories, fresh air, and sunlight for vitamin D. Walking more will also help tone your muscles. Another idea is to get off a few stops early if you take the bus so you get some extra walking in that way.

Get Better Sleep to Jumpstart a Healthy Lifestyle

Getting the sleep you need is essential for looking and feeling good. Some say 8 hours per night. But there are others who say that we are all different. You need to find how much you need and try to stick to it. Some only need around 4 hours of sleep per night, and others 10. You can also feel terrible if you sleep too much. This is why it can be hard to get the right amount you need. Start with 8 and adjust it more or less depending on how you feel each morning.

Do It Together with a Friend

It can be hard to readjust your life and gear it towards being more healthy. You need support from others and belief in yourself. This is why some experts recommend doing it with a partner. When you have two or more people trying to achieve the same goals, you can work with each other and support each other to get there. Doing most of the things listed here isn’t going to be easy, so you need that extra support to get through some of the guaranteed bad days.


Body sculpting is a great way to jumpstart a healthy lifestyle since most people work hard to maintain the new shape. You can also reach weight loss goals by changing your attitude towards food and eating habits. And working with a friend on common lifestyle goals will help.