Here’s the thing, if you can still remember how much you ate over the festive period, then it is still early enough in the year to be making resolutions! One of the most popular resolutions that you hear again and again is “I’m going to lose weight this year”, but a lot of people throw themselves in to that particular mission without having down the proper research and preparation. To lose weight, you need to have lots of nutritional sense and education! Here is how to eat better this year to smash that resolution out of the water.
1. Face Fear Foods
We tend to avoid some of the healthier foods because we are still a little bit scared of them. There might be some fruits and vegetables that you didn’t like as a kid so haven’t tried since, but this is the year when you are going to grow up and face those fears!
2. Pack Your Own Lunch
Stop relying on the cafeteria or a fast food on the block of the office for your lunches. You can have much more control over your nutrition if you make the effort to prepare a packed lunch from home every day.
3. Less Wastage
Plan your meals out for the week so that when you go to the supermarket you only but the things that you know you need, rather than what you THINK you might need. This helps to reduce food wastage and prevents lots of junk and extra calories.
4. More Greens
Make sure that you make your plate more colourful every meal by adding greens to it. Spinach at breakfast, salad at lunch, and lots of delicious veggies at dinner. All of this green makes a huge difference to your health.
5. Less Meat
I’m not saying that you need to go completely vegetarian, but the truth is that most of us eat too much meat for our own good, and committing to going veggie for even one day per week can make a big difference.
6. New Restaurants
Be adventurous and branch out when you go out for meals with friends and family. When you go to the same places, you tend to get the same things again and again whether they are healthy or not. Try out going to new places and getting healthier options on the menu.
7. Read Labels
You need to start making much better choices with your food, and this can start with actually reading the labels on your food.Phrases like fat free and all natural can be misleading, because they compensate with elevated levels in other areas.
The only way you can truly control your own calories and nutrition is by cooking for yourself! Make this year the year when you finally master kitchen activities. Invest in some top quality recipe books and not only will you be able to improve your health, but you will also be able to impress your friends!