Unlock a Healthier You in 2024: 5 Simple Changes for a healthy start.
Today is already half way January 2024! What?? Near year resolution, anyone? I believe in making and sustaining small changes over time and these small changes stack up to big ones over time. To kick start, here are my top 5 simple changes for a healthy start.
Energize Your Mornings: Whole Grains and Proteins for breakfast
Kickstart your day with lasting energy by choosing whole grains like oats or multigrain bread
Integrate plant-based proteins such as100% nut butter like 100% peanut butter or almond butter to boost protein and help fuller. This help you to stay fuller until a mid-morning piece of fruit.
Mindful Eating Habits: Embrace the Art of Slow, Purposeful Eating
Foster mindful eating by savoring the colors, textures, and flavors of your meals.
Establish a designated eating space, free from distractions such as mobile phones, to fully engage with your food and prevent overeating.
I always encourage client to use your best teacups or china so to really appreciate the entire eating experience.
Plant Power: Amplify Your Vegetable Intake
Ensure half your plate is adorned with a colorful array of vegetables at every meal to maximize nutrient diversity. Choose at least 3. e.g. green (beans, broccoli or bok choy), red (pumpkin, carrots or capsicum ), purple (red cabbage) or white (cauliflower, mushrooms).
Spice up your meals with new plant-based recipes, exploring the endless possibilities of vegetarian and pescetarian cuisine.
Snack Smart: Go for Nutrients
Ditch processed snacks such as cupcakes for nutrient-dense options like fresh fruit, raw nuts, or veggie sticks with hummus.
Planning, planning and planning. How many times do we go for that packet of chips or muffin because it is 'easy' Plan your snacks in advance to avoid impulsive choices. Ensuring a stash of wholesome options in your fridge or your pantry.
Hydration Habits: Prioritize Water Consumption
Stay well-hydrated by incorporating herbal teas and infused water into your daily routine.
Carry a reusable water bottle for easy hydration on-the-go, supporting your overall health goal. Not only does it save the planet, it also save your wallet and support your health.
Remember, the key to lasting change lies in small consistent changes and maintaining a growing mindset. Celebrate your progress, no matter how small, as we journey together into a healthier 2024. Let's prioritize our well-being, cultivate mindful eating habits, and establish long standing healthful eating habit.
Cheers to a vibrant and healthy new year!