We all know a new year is a chance to start off on a clean slate. We can actually start getting in 8 hours of sleep a night, start a new fitness plan and incorporate healthier eating routines.
We all have the intention to eat healthier, however struggle to know when, how or what to start with. It’s always easier said than done. We have a few simple tips in getting you started as soon as tomorrow on your road to a Healthier Lifestyle Success!
1. Reduce your Sugar Intake
Although we know sugar is unhealthy, we sometimes think a small amount of sugar here and there won’t harm anyone. The problem is when we do not actively think about how much sugar we take in and how it can all start adding up. With all the processed foods nowadays, we have lost the plot in knowing just how much refined sugar there is in our meals. Start mindfully thinking of about how much sugar you consuming in a day. Replace sugar with 100% Pure Honey or Xylitol into your coffee/tea, cereals or anything else you feel the need for sugar.
2. Incorporate Pre-Biotics and Probiotics into your diet
“This is an emerging area of science that were are going to be hearing more and more about. Prebiotics are natural, non-digestible food components that are linked to promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria in your gut. The best choices are: bananas, onions, garlic, leeks, asparagus, artichokes, soybeans, and whole-wheat breads. Probiotics are active cultures that help change or repopulate intestinal bacteria to balance gut flora. Consuming probiotics may boost immunity and improve overall GI health and the best sources are yogurts, kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut, miso, and tempeh. Having a combination of prebiotics and probiotics in our diets can be a very powerful step to improving our overall health.”
— Laura Manning, R.D., clinical nutrition coordinator in the department of gastroenterology at The Mount Sinai Hospital
3. Eat out less
Come the end of a busy day, we find ourselves too exhausted to cook a meal, so grabbing a quick take out seems to be the easiest way to nourish our hunger. The problem is when we consume take outs, we have less control over what we are eating leading to unnecessary fat, salt and sugar consumed. Let’s rather start the new year with Planned Meals whether you create your own Weekly Meal Plan Menu or use Prepped Meal Plans delivered to you. This will save you great damages to your “New Year Resolution Healthier Eating Goals” and to your budget.
4. Start juicing
Just 3 Reasons to juice:
· It’s a good way to get your daily serving of fruits and veggies.
· You’ll absorb nutrient better with less digestion.
· It strengthens your immune system.
5. Start Prepping your Meals
A weekly meal plan can help you eat better, save money, and time during the week. I really like this type of resolution because it is positive, no restriction, doesn’t involve dieting.