How to start living healthy lifestyle __ five tips from my personal experience

I don't think there is anyone out there who doesn't want to live healthy lifestyle but at the same time, I know how overwhelming it can be. At the begining, there are hundreds of questions in mind about what to eat and what to avoid, how to exercise and how often to exercise and etc. When I decided to start living healthy lifestyle I was quite confused, I didn't know from where to start and how to continue, but I knew, I needed to change my lifestyle not for my physical appearance but for my health, first and most. I personally started doing right things one at the time. First, I quit smoking, then coffee, then sweet, then started excercise. (you can read more about that in this post: The secrets of my 30 pound weightloss journey.)
Here are five tips I would give to myself one year ago:

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1. Before you start, read about healthy lifestyle:
It's so helpful to read about the benefits of healthy lifestyle before you decide to follow it. It gives you more confidence and excitement that you are doing something very important for your body and soul that will benefit you rest of your life. You should also read about how damaging junk food and snack is for your body.

2. Follow healthy lifestyle followers on Instagram
Follow some healthy lifestyle advocates on Instagram, reading their motivational and inspirational captions under their Instaphotos is very encouraging, that gives you hope that if they could do it, you can do it too. I wish I did this when I was starting my journey, only recently realized, how helpful it is.

3. Clear your house from junk food and sweets
This is very important, especially at the beginning. It will be extremely difficult, (if not impossible) to   stick to your new, healthy lifestyle if you see box of cookies or chips every corner of your house. At the begginig, I failed many times because I didn't get rid of junk snack at home. But once the body gets used to live without unnecessary snack, it gets easier.

4. Stop going to a supermarket or dining out
Eating out will not help you when you are starting to improve your eating habits. It's better to let you body get used to planned home cooked meals and veggies. Same thing is with going to the supermarket. If you can send someone else to the market for the grocery shopping, let them go. That way, you will not have to struggle near junk food aisles, haha you know what I mean..

5. Start eating healthy food and exercise  
After all those steps, you are ready to start eating healthy and exercise. I'm not going to talk about how to eat healthy or what kind of exercise to do here.. Maybe in another post..

P.S. Hope, this was helpful for those of you who is trying to start living healthy lifestyle. Just, keep in mind that everything you have just read is based on my own experience and it doesn't necessarily mean it will work for your lifestyle in the same way.  

Wish you all a wonderful week ahead.

59 comments

  1. Well done for starting a healthy lifestyle. I eat mostly healthy food but there are so many temptations, especially this time of the year. I need to get back to the gym, I say this to myself every month but I really need to start exercising again!!!

    Yiota
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    1. I agree with you Yiota, this time of the year is the worst in terms of eating healthy.

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  2. These are great tips! Your transformation was amazing so I know these work. :)

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  3. Your transformation has been such an amazing journey, Nina and you're such an inspiration! xx

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

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  4. Planning meals and cooking at home is huge for us. Good idea to follow healthy people on IG!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  5. These are such helpful tips! The hardest part is the temptation of junk food, so the idea to just try to completely cut them out is so clever!

    x Annabelle
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  6. It's true, dear Nina, we can live a healthy lifestyle if we wish to do so! I think that the tip to follow fitness bloggers is interesting, I never thought of that. Your tips are really great! Lovely post, you always inspire us! Hope you have a great week!
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    1. Thank you so much Denise. Hope, you are having a great start of the week.

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  7. That is a great post, dear Nina! I think your tips are great and I think that following fitness bloggers is an excellent thing to do, I never thought about that before, you inspire us! I think that leading a healthier life is what everybody wants! Me too :) Hope you have a great week!
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  8. Awesome tips! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. I think living a healthy lifestyle is the way to go, but I also think a little indulgence here and there is okay as well but discipline is essential! I follow some of my favourite fitness trainers and nutritionists which is very motivating--it merges my love for food with staying fit.
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  10. I do my grocery shopping online and that I way I can avoid impulsive buying and I save quite a few $$$ too!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  11. these are great tips, and will be so helpful once I start watching what I eat again come January! :)

    Shauna

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    1. Thanks Shauna. Good luck beautie.

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  12. Awesome tips girlie! I try not to keep junk food in the house at least not on a regular basis, and it's ok to treat yourself. A consistent workout routine, and home cooked meals are key too. Get it girl! <3
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  13. It's important to stick to a healthy routine, doing workouts help to keep you in good shape too. During the holidays it's not so easy not to snack, but I will start over again in January with the healthy meals.

    xx Simone
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    1. I know, during holidays it's very difficult to keep eating healthy.

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  14. Very useful and wise tips, hun!
    I've always had a healthy lifestyle, thanx to my parents, but I think that it's pretty hard to change lifestyle and some extra help is always helpful!
    XO
    S
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    1. You are lucky, you always had healthy lifestyle.

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  15. Congrats on these remarkable improvements ! Love your tips, especially about nor eating out...although that is the hardest one for me. I agree there are some Instagrammers who are fabulous coaches and are inspiring ! Super impressed with your journey!
    xoxo, Elle
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    1. Thanks so much Elle. I'm not done yet, I'm still trying to loose more weight but I'm happy with the progress. Thanks again dear. xx

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  16. Great tips and something that I really needed to read, I've been really bad at staying healthy this month!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
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  17. Not having junk food around the house definitely helps!

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  18. I went through something similar when I was younger. I went through a transition where I totally changed how I ate and it made a big difference. I stopped getting the flu and colds every year. Great tips here! And that omelette and salad looks soooo good!

    Allie of ALLIENYC
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    1. Really? Good good you. Thank you Allie.

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  19. These are really great tips!

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  20. These are such great tips! Not having junk food around is definitely a massive help, if it's not near me I can't eat it x

    Liz | LotsofLoveLiz

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  21. Many great tips Nina, thank you! Clearing your house from junk food first is great advice, and I'm totally with you on getting daily exercise and joining a gym can really help with that :)

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  22. I need this post! I've been indulging too much recently and need to get back on track. Thanks for sharing doll xx

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  23. I love eating healthy that is good for the body.
    I love the tips you stated here

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  24. So yummy! Almost!!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
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  25. Really lovely tips you got here dear, espceially #4. I should try that on. Ha!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  26. Great advice! I started this year with a more healthy way of eating, and I must say when you get used to it, it isn't that difficult :)

    Wishing you a great weekend!

    x Sandra

    www.morestylethanfashion.com

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  27. Yes, healthy living can be a challenge, but your tips are very helpful to make it happen.

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  28. OMG Love this post! I love to try your veggie salad! Thanks for sharing!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len
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    XO

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  29. This looks so yummy and healthy! Thank you so much for sharing!
    xo, Jane
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  30. Your tips are really good! As you said, the hardest thing is to remove the junk food from the house!
    xo Alessia
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  31. I'd love to hop on a healthier lifestyle in the new year. These are great tips.

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  32. These are good tips! And a great reminder about snacks, it's so easy to overindulge if your house is full of a lot of sweet treats, haha! :)

    Hope you are having a great weekend! With all of the gifts bought and wrapped I'm enjoying a last quiet day before all the Christmas festivities begin, I'm so looking forward to Christmas!

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  33. Avoiding supermarkets is a great tip in my honest opinion. I usually do grocery shopping myself and always have found myself somehow ending up buying junk snacks that I have been trying to stay away from!
    Happy holidays!
    xx
    Ankita
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  34. This was such an inspirational read, I love the idea of following healthy instagrams for bursts on inspo!

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  35. Great tips hun! Thanks for sharing!!
    xx- Nina

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  36. Looks sooo delicious <3
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