New Year New You
It’s a new year, babes! No matter your goals and resolutions, your health should always be a priority. Prioritise becoming a healthier you, there’s a lot more to it than just weight loss. With the festive season over and the scorching weather here to stay, we’ve all overindulged and probably don’t feel like moving much in this heat.
Health comes first always! This includes mental health. If you’re feeling a little lethargic after the break do your best to add in frequent light exercise, you don’t have to overexert yourself. Considering the heat, working out at home can be very beneficial and if you are a fan of the gym, go train and enjoy the aircon!
Setting a routine keeps you organised. Create a morning routine, depending on when you shower it should look a little like this
- Glass of water
- Coffee/tea and breakfast
If you’re planning on becoming a new you this year, then make sure you have a good support system. It can make all the difference with your progress. When you start your health journey, surround yourself with people who will encourage you, better yet, see if any friends of family members are trying to lose weight or better their health, that way you have a workout buddy and a motivator.
To become a healthier you, make healthier food choices! Choose foods loaded with nutrition to fuel your body. Eating processed foods can make you feel sluggish, and you’ll need all your energy to continue your health journey, so stay away from fast food, fried food and carb-loaded baked goods. We preach it all the time but can’t express it enough – eat low-GI foods – they’re going to keep you fuller for longer, easing the feeling of wanting to snack in between meals.
Examples of low-GI foods
- Green vegetables
- Beans & lentils
- Sourdough rye
Snacking on a diet should be limited, but there are healthy snacks that are diet-friendly! Check out our blog on healthy snack foods here
Portion control is detrimental to any diet, but it doesn’t mean leaving yourself hungry. For example, you’re having chicken and salad, make your serving size of salad larger than the portion of chicken. You’ll be filling up on all the good stuff. Other tips to help you from overeating could be:
- Serve on smaller plates/bowls
- Drink a glass of water before and during your meal
- Eat more slowly
Put a little extra effort into everything that you do. If you’re catching public transport, get off a stop early, if you use a dishwasher, wash up by hand instead. It’s small activities like this that contribute to your health and wellbeing. Walking is very good for the heart, so get moving!
Set attainable goals
This is something we preach all the time but it’s one of the most important parts of starting any health journey. Don’t set yourself up for disappointment! If weight loss is a goal on your health journey, check out our blog called lose weight for 2023 here.
It’s a new year so make it your own! Prioritise your health and wellness, get organised with a routine, and exercise frequently. Don’t underestimate the power of encouragement and support, surround yourself with the right people and you’re in for an amazing 2023!