Happy New Year!
Well Friends, it’s not 2017 anymore. New Year, new me. While we don't change overnight, creating resolutions gives us goals to work on for our future. There's something about starting a clean slate on the first day of the New Year. For the most part, we're looking to find a better version of our own selves. The holidays have come and gone and we've allowed ourselves to indulge. I love cookies and cake, and I ate a lot of cookies and cake this holiday season. Now it's time to start a new chapter. The most important thing is we have to really want things to be different and stick to your plan. I find making just one commitment to a better self offers an opportunity to focus on that area of improvement.
I recently learned a few tips for overindulging. Trust me, I'm paying attention. Eating and drinking too much as well as going overboard with a lot of sweet and salty foods can leave us feeling bloated, uncomfortable and dehydrated. So start to hydrate, meaning, drink water. Drink a large glass of water first thing in the morning when you wake up and continue to drink water throughout the day. Women should aim for 2-3 liters. Stay hydrated all week. Drinking enough water all the time can help regulate your appetite, improve performance and increase energy.
Eat whole foods and get into a healthy eating routine instead. Whole foods are more nutrient dense and lower in calories than most processed or packaged foods. Fill your meals with vegetables, fruits, lean protein, healthy carbs and fats, in moderation.
There isn't a perfect number of meals to eat every day for fat loss so experiment and find out how many meals or snacks works best for you. That might be 3 square meals, 5 meals, 2 meals and 2 snacks. The general recommendation is having 3 meals and 1 snack. Whatever you prefer, get into a schedule with your eating.
Above all, it's what you do most of the time, not some of the time that has the biggest effect on your weight, health and fitness level. Focus on progress, not perfection.
Here's to a happy, health and hopeful 2018.
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