I love the New Year…a fresh start, a new page…empty pages to keep writing your story. But we all have or still do resolve to “lose weight” and go on a “DIET”. What dread that brings to our minds…right? Do “diets” work? I say NO they don’t , but choosing good nutrition does!
The secret to losing weight once and for all!
Every time you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you’ve done it wrong.
We’ve all done it. We’ve all been there. You go through a weight loss/diet program, you deny yourself everything you love, you torture yourself at the gym, and you lose weight. You think you’ve done a good thing for your health, for your life, for your family.
And then the weight comes back. Maybe even some extra on top.
You have failed. Again. You’re sure of it. Everyone else loses the weight and keeps it off. Normal people don’t have problems with their weight. Normal people just manage this without worry. Aren’t I normal you ask yourself.
No I am a freak of nature… EXCEPT THAT YOU’RE NOT.
Weight loss programs/Diets… are designed to make sure you fail in the long-term, so you keep coming back year after year over and over…
This year, resolve to find your perfect
balance. Try a few of my favorite tips…
decisions. Resolve to make healthier decisions that make
you feel great, not ones that make you miserable. It’s much more simple
than following a strict plan and will leave you loving your new lifestyle. Following strict plans can leave you feeling
deprived, which can lead to rebellion and that’s absolutely not what we
want! Balanced decisions are far more
beneficial and enjoyable long-term.
changes over time. Instead of trying to do a complete overhaul
of your life, start by making these smart, balanced decisions over time.
Changing your habits and doing it slowly leads to creating healthier
habits that last without overwhelm and confusion.
- Step by
Step. Start with one new healthy habit a week. With this method, you’re focusing on one
thing that improves your health at a time as it becomes a part of your
routine. For example, for your first
week, focus on drinking enough water.
Most people do not, and this is always a fabulous place to start. You’ll see and feel changes quickly, and you
can move onto your second week with another small health goal to
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The new year is almost here – and we just left a magical time of year filled with sparkling lights, homemade treats, loved ones and holiday feasts. Although there is much more to this season than these large meals, the festivities most certainly can become centered around the dinner table.
Many give up on their health goals during this time of year, planning on picking back up where they left off in the new year. Did you? It can sometimes feel like a lost cause even attempting, but I have some good news for you! You do not have to compromise your health goals this new year, and better yet, you also don’t have to compromise missing out on your favorite new years day meals. With a few healthy tips you can implement right now and beyond, you can add some healthy additions to your meals without anyone noticing.
A few of my favorite healthy tips are…
Ditch and Switch
Ditch the refined foods and switch them with healthier options. For example, instead of using refined white flour and/or sugar, use almond flour or coconut sugar instead. There are many alternatives to choose from, and you can most definitely find one that you will love – and I bet you nobody will even notice! Aside from the sweets, you can also trade out white rice or mashed potatoes with creating cauliflower rice or mashed “potatoes” out of cauliflower.
Fresh Herbs and Spices
You can really dress up a meal by adding fresh herbs and spices to it – I personally try to use them every time I
cook. It’s incredibly affordable and simple to keep a small, fresh herb garden growing in your kitchen window, and
you will always have direct access to fresh herbs. Even better, there are incredible health properties in many of the herbs and spices we use and love. Many of our favorite holiday spices are greatly beneficial for our health and a strong immune system, which is certainly helpful during cold and flu season. Cinnamon, turmeric, cloves, and nutmeg are a few of these popular holiday spices that you will reap healthy benefits from, so find a place for them in your recipes anywhere you can!
Use Different Plates
One of my favorite, most powerful tools to stay on track with my health goals is getting creative with portion
control. Instead of using dinner-sized plates, which we tend to fill, use smaller plates. Use a mid-sized saucer or salad plate for your dinner plate, and then go back for seconds if needed. A lot of the overeating that we do is mindless, habitual eating because it’s in front of us and we were taught to clean our plates. Taking this temptation away helps tremendously, and you’ll very quickly learn how much you actually need to feel satisfied – I guarantee it is less than you are used to!
With these simple tips, you’ll be well on your way to not entering January feeling bloated, discouraged
and off track. A truly healthy life revolves around balance – and finding your own personal balance will take trial