As New Year approaches many people think New Year – New crazy diet and rush to start a fad diet.
You don’t need to start a very restrictive diet and you will probably find that it will be very diificult to keep it up.
I strongly believe in everything in moderation.
Think about your portion sizes, look at how big your plate is and do you really need to pile it up full of food.
Think about what foods you choose to have as snacks and do take notice of how much you are snacking in the day. This is where a food diary is good as it can be a real eye opener as long as you are honest and write down everything you eat and drink. If you do cheat, you are only cheatig yourself.
When you reach for something to eat firstly have a think are you really hungry or are you bored? If you are truly hungry you could eat a piece of fruit, rather than a piece of chocolate.
Make sure your food is like the colour of a rainbow to ensure you are getting all the nutrients you need.
Most importantly if you have recognised you want to be more healthy then make small changes that you will be able to keep going.
A great place to start is to look at how much water you drink in a day. Water can make such a difference to how you feel and look. I can tell in just one day if I haven’t drank enough water.
So as you can see New year doesn’t have to mean starting a crazy diet.
Hope you have a great New Year.