4 Ways To Create Healthy Eating Habits In The New Year
Lose weight, tone, get fit, bikini body, healthy eating. If any of these appear on your to-do list for 2019, then keep reading. We’re all full of hope and empty promises on January 1st, and although we have our best intentions at heart, come February 1st we’re back to our bad habits of take out and binge eating. The solution? Creating realistic, do-able healthy eating habits that you can maintain throughout the whole year won’t only make them easily achievable, but you’ll feel fking great too! Here 4 ways to create healthy eating habits in the new year.
Set concrete goals
While roughly half of Aussies make New Year’s resolutions, only 9 percent actually keep them #woopsie. Why? Well turn out, our resolutions can be either too ambitious or restrictive to maintain in the long term. Yet, we’re all about being positive. The dawn of a new yea can be one of the best times to “reset” your food goals, and start eating healthy. The trick is to set achievable and concrete goals. Realistically, a healthy weight loss is usually 2 -4 kilos per month. Some months you might lose more, some months you might lose less. So, don’t be in a rush to lose lots of weight at once and with dangerous fads (i.e. extreme diets, slimming pills and smoothies). Set monthly goals and smash them one by one.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
When you’re moody from hunger pangs, it’s important to have the support of your loved ones on the road to healthy eating. But when you need a little further assistance, don’t be afraid to source some help. Dietitians and nutritionists are there to help you on the right course of healthy eating. The great thing about professionals is that they can create a diet for you based on your medical and nutritional history and well as your lifestyle preferences. They also help identify food-weaknesses (erm, chocolate?), find alternatives and come up with new ideas to keep you excited about food.
P.S. If you’re looking for something more accessible, our Fitaz in 8 Weeks fitness guide combines exercises with a foolproof nutritious meal plan that has been designed by our in-house nutritionist so you can get the best results possible.
Control your portion sizes
Let’s face it, in recent years, portion sizes of food and beverages has almost doubled compared to what our bodies really need. You can significantly reduce the calories you consume by replacing calorie-rich foods with lower-calorie foods (e.g whole wheat toast with smashed avocado instead of store-bought cereal and full-fat milk). Another solution is reducing the size of the portions you consume. Sure, that 500g steak looks delicious, but you should only be eating red meat the size of your palm. Small changes everyday make a huge impact long term.
Meal prep is key
Eating clean doesn’t have to be a chore, it can be a lifestyle. And with a little organisation on your end, you can obtain healthy eating habits a lot sooner than you think. Preparing your meals week-by-week will improve your health and your eating habits long term. Focus on a healthy and nutritious eating plan, because it’s the foundation of any successful transformation story. Soz babes, no one ever achieved their true fitness goals eating ice cream and fried chicken. Start small, and make sure all your meals (that’s breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) are prepared and full of nutrients. Short on ideas? Our cookbook is filled with delicious and healthy meal ideas to get you started!