How to Cleanse Your Life of Toxic Habits
Ready to feel fabulous? Here are 6 quick fixes to kickstart your health.
Get Your Beauty Rest
[ ](http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14661186)If you have sleep problems, reset your sleep habits by setting a consistent bedtime, eliminating caffeine, alcohol and distractions such as smartphones.
Go for Natural Sweets
Replace candy with dried fruit that contains natural sugars, fiber and other nutrients to satisfy your sugar cravings. And trade milk chocolate for dark which will help curb sweet urges, too.
You don’t have to pay hundreds of dollars for a gym membership. A recent [ study](http://www.portalagita.org.br/uploads/arquivos/Publicacoes/Loprinzi_PD_et_al_Association_between_biologic_outcomes_and_objectively_measured_physical_activity_Am_J_HealthProm_2013.pdf) showed that even three 10-minute increments a day of moderate exercise, such as a brisk walk, boosts overall health.
Eat Foods that Don't Last
Clean out your pantry of processed foods. Adding fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and a moderate amount of lean meat and fish to your diet, will make you feel better.
Give Up Soda
This should be one of the first habits cleansed from your life, considering that one soda packs about 10 teaspoons of sugar. Replace sodas with unsweetened tea, carbonated water or just plain water!
Eat More Meals, Not Fewer
Skipping meals may lead to binge eating and make it difficult to set new eating habits. Instead, schedule and stick to a routine of healthy meals full of non-processed foods and drinks.