Going into the New Year is the perfect time to leave bad habits in the past and develop new ones. It usually takes 21 days to develop a habit which means the beginning of the New Year is crucial for setting the tone. New Year’s resolutions can be intimidating and hard to follow through with but a well laid out plan will aid you through any storm. “I try to focus on two things and that’s consistency and discipline, the rest just kind of falls into place”.
So before we dive head first into this new routine, I wanted to help with the process by providing some health tips that I personally use in my own regimen.
“Small steps lead to BIG changes”
Getting rid of old habits and implementing new, healthier ones will already be a challenge. Don’t overload yourself. You have 365 days to achieve your goals. Keep your bigger goals in mind but include a series of small and achievable goals to aid you along the way. Taking small steps towards the right direction can have a huge payoff, and just by changing a few things in your diet you will start to see a noticeable difference in your body and health. Here are a few of my favorite health tips:
Switch out white bread for wheat bread.
Eat more chicken, turkey, and fish as opposed to pork and red meat.
Stop drinking sodas and sugary beverages.
Learn how to cook more of your meals.
Find a workout partner, it’s a lot easier to stay consistent if someone is working out with you.
Meditate. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health.
Set time when you stop eating during the day, eating late at night isn’t conducive to losing weight.
Eat in moderation. You don’t have to completely cut out your personal food pleasures, just learn how to balance them. For example; if your cheat meal is a cheeseburger from McDonald’s, request for them to take off the mayonnaise. This by itself eliminates 60-100 calories off the sandwich.
Drink more H20
Drinking water is single-handedly one of the most important changes you need to make going into the New year. Here are few benefits of why adding more water to your regimen can have tremendous health benefits. Please note though that the water need to be clean and toxin-free. This round-up discusses some of the best distillers available to make sure the water you have in your home is safe.
Promotes Weight Loss: Drinking more water is correlated with reduced calories and a low risk of weight gain. Water is calorie free, so switching out the sugary beverages such as soda and juice for water will promote weight loss. Added Tip – Try squeezing some lemon into the water. Lemons are great for boosting metabolism.
Improves skin complexion: Drinking water is ideal for keeping the skin moist and maintaining a natural glow. It also aids in fighting off wrinkles and clearing up any scars.
Maintains Regularity: Havin