As 2016 draws to an end, we are bombarded with messages to eat clean, strip the fat, sign up to 28 day or 12 week challenges. Weight loss companies know that we have probably eaten more than we needed over the festive/holiday season and are looking for a quick fix to a slimmer, healthier you in the new year. Before you throw your cash away on yet another optimistic program I’d like you to think about the following questions.
How many times have you made New Years weight loss resolutions and kept them?
How much money have you spent on quick fixes that don’t work?
Have you actually changed your mindset around health and eating?
Are your weight loss goals too unrealistic?
Why do you want to lose weight?
Are the people you spend time with supportive of the sort of lifestyle you crave?
Do your daily food choices honour your health goals?
Are you eating mindfully?
Next year I urge you to try something radical, say no to fad diets. If diets truly worked, why are new ones created constantly? It’s time to move away from the diet mindset and eating plans based on unsubstantiated promises.
Instead, commit to small manageable changes that become habits. After all, from little things, big things grow.
Small changes are more likely to stick when implemented rather than restrictive diets. So what are you waiting for? Get planning, start making choices that align with your health goals.
Ideas to try in 2017
✔️ Make time for a stroll through your local farmers markets
✔️ Learn more about where your food comes from
✔️ Start a weekly tradition, make a meal from scratch, let a family member chose a different cuisine
✔️ Take a cooking class
✔️ Learn the art of fermenting foods
Take control of your health!
I’d like to wish all of my healthy followers a safe and relaxing New Years wherever you are! I look forward to bringing you more and exciting articles in 2017.
Thanks for stopping by, Madeleine (THG) 🍍