Most people who are unhappy with their bodies are really only holding on to a few bad habits. Once these destructive habits are identified and then replaced with healthy habits their body naturally transforms from one that they loathe to one that they are proud of.
In other words, to get the body that you want simply determine your unhealthy habits and replace them with healthy ones. Here are the most prevalent unhealthy habits:
•The habit of inactivity. Failing to exercise on a consistent basis is one of the most destructive obstacles for your health and figure. (The key word here is consistent. If you aren't exercising at least 3-4 times each week then you “own” this habit.)
•The habit of overeating. Consuming calories in excess of your daily caloric needs is one of the main reasons that more adults are overweight today than ever before.
•The habit of empty calories. Filling your diet with foods that hold little to no nutritional value is a great way to expand your waist. (Hint: if a food item is made up of mainly sugar and/or fat consider it 'empty' calories.)
According to AARP here are a few foods that are high calorie but good for you:
Quinoa - It's the only whole grain with 9 essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. Quinoa is high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the heart and controlling diabetes.
Peanut Butter - It's rich in protein and healthy fats, and low in cholesterol. Peanut Butter has been linked to improved fat burning, muscle mass buildup and even cardiovascular health.
Avocados - Avocados are rich in lutein, fiber, vitamins B6, C and E, potassium, magnesium and folic acid. Its monounsaturated fats help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and can help prevent heart disease.
Nuts - Walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios and peanuts — raw or toasted — help control blood glucose and lipids.
Olive Oil - It has anti-inflammatory properties associated with a lower risk of heart disease. It protects against certain types of cancer and is good for your bones.
Just be mindful of serving size for calorie count. You can lose weight and improve both your appearance and your health. Don't let another day go by that leaves you a slave to unhealthy habits, recreate your lifestyle and redefine your body by using these three powerful tips every day.