I hope everyone enjoyed their Christmas by spending time with family, friends and enjoying good food. Well, I must say I cooked a lot and ate a lot, more than I anticipated. I came to the conclusion that I only cook big like this once every couple of years so I may as well enjoy it. Then I told myself I can always get back on track; the food just didn’t leave my house fast enough. I rather cook and give it away then have the leftovers in my house. 😉
Anyway, what’s done is done. As you noticed, I didn’t blog last week. I figured people were going to eat during the holidays no matter what tips I shared; so I gave you all a break. :-).
Well, Thanksgiving and Christmas is gone. So what is your plan for getting or being healthy after the holidays? This is the time when most people make promises (or resolutions) to get in shape or drop a few pounds in the new year. There is no time like the present. You can start by making simple adjustments, once you conquer a few of them, start making additional adjustments. Before you know it, you will be well on your way to a healthier you.
Below are some steps you can begin taking to a be healthier.
1. No eating within 2 hours of your bed time.
2. Eat a nutritious breakfast daily (within one hour of waking up)
3. Replace one sugary beverage with cup water.
4. Cut back on sugar.
5. Cut back on salt.
6. Keep healthy snacks available when you are going to be away from home for a few
7. Eat mini meals every 2.5 hours. This keeps your metabolism reved up and minimizes
8. Stop eating at the first sign of fullness. You don’t have to clean your plate.
9. Eat fewer carbs after 5pm.
10. Don’t deprive yourself of those special treats every now and then.
Those are 10 helpful tips that can get you started in the right direction. You do not have to do them all at once, but I’m sure there are at least 2 or 3 that you can start incorporating today.
Remember, you only get one body, if YOU don’t take care if it, who will?