The festive holidays might be over but that means we’re onto a new year and 2012 seems like a really positive one.
So after all of the eating whatever the heck you like, it’s time to get your daily diet back on the right track but the right way.
Go to your fridge and cupboards now and take out anything that is hanging over from your festivities. If it’s a solid food item then don’t worry about throwing it in the bin, get a carrier bag and put everything in there, next time you go for a walk throw it into the nearest woods or park for the wildlife to eat (without the packet!)
So now you’re ready to fill your kitchen with the right kind of foods for healthy eating after the holidays.
Here’s an all-round idea of the type of healthy eating food groups you should be stocking up on in a BIG way.
Grab a pen and paper or just print this out and get ready to go healthy food shopping!
1. Fruit (anything and everything)
2. Vegetables (go for bright colours and lots of greens)
3. Protein (keep it lean like chicken, turkey, fish, lean beef, pork)
4. Pulses, Grains & Legumes (such as chick peas, quinoa, lentils, black rice)
5. Spices & Herbs (cinnamon, basil, turmeric, rosemary, chilli)
6. Water, green & herbal teas and almond milk
If you eat the right foods you will rev up your metabolism and of course if you do regular workouts such as a bootcamp or fitness class then your metabolism will go through the roof providing you with fat loss results and a slim, trim bod.
If you find it difficult to motivate yourself at this time of year then the best thing you can do is rope in a friend, your partner or join a group to help support you on your healthy eating quest.
There are lots of online resources for healthy eating tips; magazines are rife with them at this time of year but you can get a lot of conflicting information so all I can say to you is keep it simple, follow the list above (and this blog!) and you will not go wrong.
Healthy eating should be part of your lifestyle; it should come naturally because you include fresh, natural and nutritious foods in your diet on a daily basis. If you then throw in the occasional ‘naughty nibble’ then so be it, just ensure you swamp your diet with wholesome foods and workout 5 times a week and you’ll be just fine.