Well it’s that time of year again! The yearly tradition of making new years resolutions that majority don’t end up keeping. The one that so many people all over the world make is to take better care of themeselves, living a healthier lifestyle through diet and exercise.
They are just not specific enough to follow through on. If you’re looking for a healthy New Year’s resolution you will want to keep, consider these seven resolutions.
There is so so much sugar in soft drinks! Yes even the ones that zero sugar are going to pile on the pounds! We consume so much sugar through what we drink, that it’s often not even thought about, and adds unnecessary weight as well as affecting blood sugar levels.
So put down the soft drinks and replace it with water! If you need a bit more flavour add some natural flavouring, such as mint leaves, lemon, or fruit.
Many of us still don’t eat very much fruit and vegetables.
It’s not as difficult as you might think. You can have fruits or veggies for your snacks. Add an apple or berries to your breakfast. A smoothie can have as many as three servings of fruit or vegetables.
Add greens to lunch and dinner and you’re well on your way to getting the nutrients your body needs each day.
This one is definietly one that we could do in our house! It so easy to get stuck in a rut with fruit and veg. Eating a variety of different furiut and vegetables is much healthier. When you add a new one to your diet each month, you’re broadening your nutritional horizons.
Swap your white bread for wholemeal bread. This is an easy change to make and it’ll add more healthy whole grains to your diet. If you really want to make a change, try cutting out bread all together! It will make a huge difference.
Reducing your sugary snacks is probably one of the toughest challenges as sugar is incredibly addictive. If you eat sugary treats a couple of times a day, as many do. Try reducing to one a day, then every other day until you reach one a week. Switch those sugar filled snacks with healthier alternatives.
Caffine can be another tough one for many. Cutting back on caffine can be difficult especially with early mornings and a lot of desk work, so switch your caffine for herbal teas or water.
As you’re looking forward to your New Year and contemplating resolutions, be specific. Help yourself achieve success by setting specific goals designed to help you lose weight and get healthier.