NEW YEAR NEW YOU!
NEW YEAR, NEW YOU
2012 is here I want to give you the tools to a healthier you! If you are thinking about BIG changes in 2012 keep in mind realistic, measurable, and attainable goals are keys to success.
1.Take small steps- if you have gotten off track from your healthy eating and physical activity regimen- remember plan and prepare the night before. Slow down savor your meals and just MOVE! You can set your smart phone or a timer and take at least 20 minutes to enjoy your food or remind yourself to get out and get moving.
2.Drink more water-resolve to drink a single cup more water today than yesterday and don’t forget, ALWAYS drink a glass of water when you think you are hungry, wait 10 minutes to see if in fact it is true hunger!
3.Fight mindless munching-brush or floss your teeth. Keep your hands busy with a refreshing sugar free beverage, cup of tea or water if the time is right. Take a walk or put on your favorite music and dance, dance, dance.
4.Look for color on your plate-all those rich oranges, reds, purples and dark greens signal foods that are packed with good-for-you plant compounds. Try having a rainbow of colors for the week. Red Monday may include apples, strawberries, red raspberries, beets, or try to have a new fruit or veggie each week.
5.Reach out for help-team up with friends and family who share your desire to be healthier. Participate in physical activity together and stay connected. Avoid food centered events and look for other activities you and friends/loved ones can enjoy-an outing in the park, a hike in the woods or get together at a club for dancing. These are all places where you’ll tend to be more active and less likely to munch away at the same time.
Remember to also CARVE OUT MORE FAMILY TIME, STICK TO A BUDGET, MOVE YOUR BODY MORE , REDUCE STRESS and, GET ORGANIZED ONCE AND FOR ALL!
Have a safe and Happy New Year from your family at The Nutrition Planner!