We have come to the end of the year again where people have started to plan their new year’s resolutions. The most common resolution for most people is to lose weight and start eating healthier. We all know by now that this will last for a few weeks before we begin to indulge in the good unhealthy stuff and stop working out.
The first tip is to note down a list of fitness activities you enjoy doing; for example, running, walking, completing circuits, swimming etc. Then you need to list down the unhealthy food you are going to avoid consuming even if it is binge eating snacks and replace it with healthier options (including your 5 a days). Once you have completed both lists, try and figure out a plan or a routine to help you be organised in completing your new year goal.
The second tip is to meal prep, ‘when you meal prep, you learn more about nutrition and how to treat food for what is it: energy and nutrients. You learn to eat only when you’re hungry instead of making unwise decisions in a rush’1. Knowing ahead of what you are going to eat in the day will help you maintain a well-balanced diet. Meal prepping will also save you money in buying food and costly lunch purchases.
The final tip is to keep a record of your exercise and food intake on an everyday basis. This will help you track your progress and see how much you have achieved. In order to help you maintain this habit, give yourself small goals to complete each week and keep an up-to-date record of it.
This blog has covered has covered different ways that can help you stick to your new years resolution of losing weight and eating healthy.
1Selecthealth.org. 2021. 7 Benefits of Meal Prepping. [online] Available at: <https://selecthealth.org/blog/2019/08/7-benefits-of-meal-prepping> [Accessed 21 December 2021].