Abandon your bad habits this year!
The New Year is a perfect time to give your body a reset. But choosing a plan can be confusing and most diet and exercise plans are difficult to follow.
But the new LadyBoss® 7 Day 7 Swap Challenge focuses on making 7 simple changes to make it easy to restart or jumpstart your weight loss goals.
You don’t have to limit yourself to a diet of 800 calories per day or start exercising for five hours a day. All you have to do is replace 7 bad habits with 7 healthy ones.
This program is ideal if you feel sluggish, are stuck in a rut or can’t get control over your eating habits. For one week, you’ll focus on adding new healthy habits that will contribute to your success.
Bad habit: sugar-loaded beverages
Sugary sodas and coffee drinks are high in calories and offer no nutritional benefits. In fact, a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine shows drinking sugary sodas and even artificially-sweetened soft drinks can be deadly.
The study of more than 450,000 women and men from 10 European countries revealed people who drank two or more sodas per day had a higher mortality risk than people who drank less than one soda per month.
People who drank artificially sweetened sodas were more likely to suffer from circulatory diseases, while people who drank sugar-sweetened sodas were more likely to die from digestive diseases including liver, appendix, pancreas, and intestines.
The simple swap? Drink more water. The LadyBoss® Lifestyle recommends you consume a gallon of water each day.
Destructive habit: Alcohol
Not only is alcohol high in calories, consuming it can make you more likely to overeat. Drinking too much alcohol also can cause other health problems including liver diseases and cancer.
The simple swap? Instead of rewarding yourself with a glass of wine or a cocktail at the end of a long day, mix up a glass of LadyBoss® GREENS tea and help your body detoxify and nourish itself.
Unhealthy habit: Sweet treats
Cookies, cake, ice cream, that box of doughnuts your co-worker insists on bringing to the office every Monday, all can wreak havoc on your waistline.
But maintaining your will power against your sugar cravings is hard. I know. I’ve been there.
The simple swap? Break your sugar cravings with a nutritional LadyBoss® LEAN shake that will fuel your body with protein instead of fat and sugar, and keep you feeling full and satisfied. Need recipes for healthy shakes and smoothies? We’ve got you covered.
Ugly habit: Negative self-talk
We’re all guilty of talking to ourselves in ways we’d never let someone else talk to a friend or loved one. It’s time to stop criticizing yourself and talk to yourself the way you’d talk to someone you love.
Positive self-talk is good for you can reduce stress, help fight depression, keep you healthier, and give you better coping skills.
The simple swap? Create a power statement of your own or read the LadyBoss Manifesto.
Tiresome habit: Poor sleep
Roughly a third of Americans, don’t get enough sleep. The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night for adults 18-64.
Not getting adequate sleep is hard on your health and increases your stress.
So, if you’re not enough sleep, now’s a good time to do something about it.
The simple swap? Create a bedtime routine that helps you unwind. If you’re still struggling to get the sleep you need, try LadyBoss® REST, a premium non-habit forming sleep optimizer formulated for women.
Regrettable habit: Fried foods
While nobody thinks fried food is healthy, most of us also don’t think of it as truly dangerous. But the connection between fried foods and obesity and heart disease is real. And, a study released in 2017 shows people who eat fried potatoes more than twice a week are more likely to die early.
The simple swap? Eat more veggies! I know, I’m not a fan either, but they really are good for you. If you’re struggling to add more vegetables to meals and eat enough every day, consider trying LadyBoss® GREENS. One scoop delivers the antioxidant equivalent of EIGHT full servings of fruits and vegetables. And, best of all, it tastes like apple pie.
Painful habit: Too much sitting
You’ve probably heard somebody say, “sitting is the new smoking,” and you can thank researchers at the Mayo Clinic. They found spending too much time sitting increases your risk of cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and back pain.
The simple swap? Get moving. Add 20 minutes of exercise each day. You don’t have to run a marathon. Just add a stretching routine, go for a walk, or try one of the AfterBurn at Home workouts on the LadyBoss® Pocket Personal Trainer.
Make the swap
Creating new healthy habits doesn’t have to be impossible. Just follow the easy steps in the 7 Day 7 Swap Challenge. You can eliminate bad habits and be on your way to a happier, healthier, sexier you!
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