5. Drink lots and lots of water. I recommend anywhere from 3 to 4 L per day. 1 liter is 32 ounces or 4 8-ounce glasses. If you have trouble remembering to drink, you can set a “water timer” for yourself-any sports watch will work- just set the timer to 15 minute intervals and have it repeat at the end. Drink an inch of water every time it goes off.

6. Regulate your blood sugar. Look at the Glycemic Load of the foods you’re eating-you can google lists of GL foods. Stick to foods with a lower glycemic load and you will regulate your blood sugar and hormones, allowing you to have energy all day! If you’re having a whole food with a bit of a higher GL, combine it with a healthy fat and or protein.

Check back in the next couple of days for parts 4 and 5. Let these steps sink in for a day or two. Don’t try to do the whole list at once. I help my clients take their health goals one step at a time so that they can seamlessly integrate better habits over the long run. This isn’t a sprint-it’s a marathon and we take baby steps around here to create lasting lifestyle change!

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Jenna Pacelli is a Holistic Health Coach studying at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She coaches yoga practitioners and techies in the San Francisco Bay Area and all over the world struggling with energy levels, stress reduction and weight management. With a focus on aligning their lives with their values, her clients create lasting change and fully embodied health and wellbeing.

Jenna believes that by creating health and wellness at the physical, emotional and mental levels, it is inevitable that joy and a deep understanding of one’s purpose follow.