We indulged during Thanksgiving, Christmas and perhaps had a drink (or five) too many on NYE. Now that 2017 is officially here, we’re sure many of you have got plenty of new year’s resolutions on your list - and eating clean / dieting might be one on your list. Even if it isn’t - it’s never a bad idea to start treating your body better, whether it’s new years or not!
Jumping into any new lifestyle is not easy - but slowly transitioning into eating healthier, and finding what works for you requires time, perseverance and lots of prepped food! Instead of overhauling your current diet, slowly replace and introduce new things into your diet.
2. Replace processed foods with whole foods
Slowly replace processed white carbs with whole grains and junk food with unprocessed snacks throughout your pantry. Try adding more fresh fruits and veggies to your diet wherever possible. You are what you eat - and your skin and hair will thank you for the change!
3. Stay hydrated
Our bodies often confuse thirst with hunger, so if you make sure your body is adequately hydrated it’ll reduce the chances of overeating throughout the day. Drinking around 8 cups of water a day will keep your skin hydrated, and your tummy happy! If you often forget to drink water, why not get a chic bottle to place on your office desk / bedside table or even an app!
4. Treat yourself
Don’ forget to treat yourself every once in a while. You’ll go crazy if you hold yourself back from all the treats you love, so enjoy the things you love once in a while. When you reach a new milestone why not treat yourself to a new pair of shoes, workout gear or new gym class?
5. Have prepared snacks on hand
Having healthy snacks on hand will make it less likely for you to binge on other processed snacks that are unfortunately, so readily available. Having some nuts or fresh fruits in your bag will stop you from grabbing a chocolate bar or some chips when you start feeling hangry.
6. Challenge your friends!
Challenge your friends and family to eat clean with you! It’s way more fun when you have a support system - you’ll be able motivate and encourage one another to stay on track when somebody’s had a a cheat meal or two too many!
Let us know in the comments below if you have any tips or tricks to staying healthy!
Happy New Year!
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