By fit I am not talking about killing yourself by working out, but about looking and feeling good for a lifetime. Better then you have ever before. This is the year to start! Year of Fit!
First of all by learning everything you can about nutrition and what food does to your body and mind. The more you learn the more you change.
We will be posting about everything you will need to know. Make sure you read Carla’s post on, “Tips on Cleaning Up Your Diet and Nutrition for the New Year”, below.
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You will learn:
- How to get started and what to do first
- What you should never eat and why
- What you shouldn’t eat often and why
- Superfoods that you need to start eating
- What product are the most toxic and what are the best and safest to use
What can you expect from learning about and making these changes?
- Reach a healthy weight (I want to be lean this year 17 percent body fat)
- Increase energy (feel energized all the time – every day)
- Get rid of the blotting and gas
- Sleep better
- Have a better immune system (don’t get sick when everyone around you is)
- Improve your mood
Tips on Cleaning Up Your Diet and Nutrition
Welcome to another new year! A time for change, to reflect on the previous year, and implement anything that will make our lives better on the inside and out! The first items that comes to mind may be health, nutrition and getting in shape. Most of us have just come off a month and a half of sugar, alcohol, and carbohydrate overindulgence. We need a method to clean up our nutrition and bring our pre-holiday energy and life force back into play.
Our bodies and minds do not respond well to major changes that happen overnight. For example, if you have been treating yourself to three or four cookies a day, and you remove them from your life, you may have a few unpleasant withdrawal symptoms until your body is used to the change. You may fill in any word for cookie, like coffee, bread, wine, chips…. get my point? So here are a few tips to help you clean up your nutrition without throwing in the towel and binging on anything in sight due to carbohydrate, caffeine, and sugar withdrawal.
- Start drinking more water. A regular water glass is 16 ounces. Drink 6 to 8 of these per day. This will help flush out the bad toxins we have been stuffing ourselves with for the last 2 months.
- Decrease carbohydrate intake slowly. If your diet has been filled with carbs, start by removing anything that does not belong. You know, anything with a wrapper, processed carbs like chips, soda, and that dearly loved café latte. Slowly decreasing will let you move into a healthy nutrition plan without wanting to drive to the nearest drive-through and order the entire dollar menu!
- Decrease calorie intake As you decrease carbs, your calories will decrease automatically. I hear this daily….” I don’t eat a lot of carbs or too many calories”. If that were true, you wouldn’t be reading this article. Wink, wink.
- Remove any foods that cause an issue like gas, bloating, fatigue, headache to name a few. If you are having these symptoms caused by a certain food, that food item is not good for you. It’s causing inflammation, and this leads to illness. Recognizing and eliminating these foods may take some time and journaling but the result is fabulous.
- Eat one pound of vegetables per day. Don’t freak out! One pound is four, four-ounce servings of veggies. For example, you may eat four ounces of cucumbers with lunch, four ounces of celery or peppers for a midafternoon snack and eight ounces of other low carb veggies with dinner. This keeps you fuller, gives you fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Veggies also keep your colon happy.
Try incorporating these tips into your daily routine and watch your energy come back to life! Please commit below!