Ditch the Diets
The New year brings a wave of motivation and inspiration to many individuals wanting to live a healthier life. Some of the most common new year's resolutions are to eat healthier and lose weight. If these resolutions resignate with you, make sure you are setting yourself up for success this year by avoiding falling into diet industry traps.
Here are some tips and alternatives to dieting that will leave you feeling nourished and fulfilled:
Create time for meals that allows you to slow down, focus on the food you are eating, and acknowledge your hunger and fullness cues.
Be weary of wellness trends-
There will always be something new and emerging in wellness news, but before giving a headliner a try, do you research. Is the information coming from a seasoned expert in the field? Is there research that displays positive outcomes? Are there actually any studies at all? Just because something has worked for one or two people, does not mean it is sustainable and/or going to work for everyone.
Nutrition & physical activity-
The two go hand in hand. The foods we eat fuel the body; the physical activity we engage in strengthens the body's systems and processes. These strategies are best practices for improving longevity and living healthfully. Does the lifestyle change you are about to engage in incorporate both?
Keep it simple-
Aim to consume foods that nourish and satisfy you. Focus on your relationship with food to create a relationship that fulfills you while providing you with optimal nutrition.
For the best individualized clinical recommendations, meet with a licensed registered dietitian.