9 tips for your healthiest body: Recognize that no body or metabolism is the same
“You cannot tell me that the sandwich my little ninety-year-old, 92-pound grandmother eats for lunch does the same thing in her body that the sandwich a twenty-five-year-old, 250-pound weightlifter eats does in his body,” writes Pomroy. The lesson: stop comparing yourself to others and listen instead to your body and what it’s craving. READ MORE: Can you drink your way to glowing skin?
9 tips for your healthiest body: Make a health wish list
Pomroy asks all of her new clients to write down everything they wish to accomplish health-wise – even if it seems impossible. “The idea is to get them thinking beyond the scale. I say, ‘how do you feel about your hair, your skin, your nails? How do you feel about your energy? Are you sleeping deeply through the night?’’ The lesson: everything that you eat can influence the possibility of your wish list coming true. READ MORE: 5 things you need to know about souping
9 tips for your healthiest body: Always eat within 30 minutes of waking up
Think about all the moving parts of the body that must wake up when the alarm goes off – from the heart and brain to your hormones and neurotransmitters. “All these have specific micronutrient needs and if you aren’t meeting their needs [aka eating a well-balanced breakfast], those systems might not work as well as they should,” writes Pomroy. READ MORE: 7 foods and drinks you should avoid when flying