Tuesday, December 29, 2009
something about a brand new year that has so many of us vowing to drop the
extra weight. We're not really sure how or when we're going to do it. We just
make that same old resolution….once again.
that we can just take that new weight loss supplement and the pounds will drop
off. Some even buy expensive gym equipment for the home that well, by the time
February rolls around, is being used to hang laundry on.
It's time to
stop the madness. Why not just resolve to be a healthier you in 2010? No
demanding boot camps or strict dieting that you cannot sustain. Just resolve to
do something good for your body. Doing
something healthy each day can lead to a healthier you by the end of the year.
I wanted to
share with you a few things you can do to move towards health in the New Year.
- Give up your soda and diet sodas. The average American drinks more than 48 gallons of soda each
year. And you think that diet soda is “healthier?” Think again! Diet sodas are full of harmful chemicals. Try the healthier natural soda Zevia. www.zevia.com No calories, sugar or chemicals!
- Eat fish twice a week.
Wild fish contains healthy omega 3 fatty acids, which keep your heart
happy. Make sure to choose only wild fish, as farm raised fish may contain
higher levels of toxic chemicals and heavy metals.
- Fruits. Commit to eating at least one piece of fruit
daily. And not just a banana. Think about the next time you’re in the
store and you see green bananas and they have a tag that shows they
shipped from Paraguay.
Hmmmm, wonder how much nutrients are really in those bananas that were
picked way too early. Choose local
fruit that is in season. Shop the farmers markets and in the grocery store,
look at the SKU tags and notice how far your food has traveled.
- Veggies. Another must have. Commit to have some
vegetable with each meal. Try scrambled eggs with tomato, onion, spinach
or any other veggie. Have a salad with lunch. Serve baked asparagus with
dinner. Visit my website and watch the videos on how to prepare delicious
- Busta a move. Carve out time each week to do some sort
of activity that you enjoy. Walk you dog, take a yoga class, sign up for
tennis lessons at the local community college where classes are cheaper,
work in your yard or get together with your best friend and walk!
- Get your sleep. Most everyone
skimps on sleep. And frankly, this is what is most important to your
health. Sleep is the time that your body repairs itself. If you don’t
allow it that time, it’s only going to break down. Make your bedroom dark
and cool. Move all electronics like
TVs, computers and PDAs far away from your bedside. You need between 7-9
hours each night. If you are only getting 5-6, then start by going to bed
30 minutes early until eventually you work up to at least 7 hours.
If getting in shape seems daunting, then think of it
as getting healthier. Enjoy nourishing yourself in the New Year!