Who doesn’t start the New Year pledging to begin a new healthier lifestyle? Here’s a peak into our new year’s resolutions and intentions…
Losing weight is never easy, and anyone trying to shift the lbs needs a healthy mix of motivation, support, and a great plan of action. Whether users are looking to get their body in shape for the summer, get rid of baby weight after a pregnancy, or simply feel more confident in their own skin.
Eat better, join a gym, drink more water, get eight hours of sleep every night … many of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are focused on living a healthier, more balanced life…
New Year’s Diet Resolution No. 1:
Go for the Gold … and Red … and Purple
Colorful produce is packed with disease-fighting plant compounds, so when you shop, reach for a rainbow.
- Designate a color-a-day. Maybe Mondays are yellow, with grapefruit, golden apples, or corn starring in meals, while Tuesdays are purple with plum and eggplant.
- Vary the rainbow — pick up a new-to-you fruit or veggie the next time you shop
- Fruits and vegetables are low in calories, high in fiber and rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that can help reduce the risk of disease .
- To add produce into your diet, start by assessing how much you are currently eating. “If you are eating two to three servings, can you add one or two more per day?
New Year’s Diet Resolution No 2: Water, Water, Everywhere
Water: It’s cheap, fat-free, and gives your body a quenching boost.
-Hydration Has a Major Effect on Energy Levels and Brain Function
-Drinking Water May Help to Prevent and Treat Headaches
-Drinking More Water May Help Relieve Constipation.
-Drinking More Water Can Help With Weight Loss.
New Year’s Diet Resolution No. 3: Mindful eating: Know your food
Mindfulness is really about rekindling a relationship with our food. From planting a veggie garden through baking bread to visiting a farmers market, also connect with the story behind our food. Even when you have no idea where the food you are eating has come from, try asking yourself some questions about the possibilities: Who grew this? How? Where did it come from? How did it get here? Chances are, you’ll not only gain a deeper appreciation for your food, but you’ll find your shopping habits changing in the process too.
New Year’s Diet Resolution No. 4: Cook at home: Meal Prepping is simply preparing some, or all of your meals ahead of time. It’s like having those TV dinners that you would purchase from the store, except that you prepare them yourself, with better, healthier and unprocessed ingredients.
Not only does it save you time, but it also helps to ensure you eat healthier foods more often with the proper portions, instead of reaching for quick processed and prepackaged snacks or meals that go over your caloric needs.
Some of these rare, weird looking, exotic fruits can be really difficult to find because they are often only available in tropical areas that we don’t usually go to. But now a days there are plenty of options and markets where we can find them! If you do, try them!