Getting back on track after the holidays can be daunting. Scrolling down through social media it’s obvious that “New Year – New Me” is officially a thing.
Who doesn’t want to get back on track after all the holiday’s shenanigans? I sure do!
But you don’t need any crazy diet, any over the top make-over or deprive yourself so much that you feel miserable in the process. In fact, getting back on track is quite easy and I’ll show you how!
7 Steps To Get Back On Track In The New Year
1. Favor a plant-based diet
It’s no secret the health benefits of a plant-based diet and how it can help us stay in shape since it is a great source of fiber (which animal products DON’T HAVE). Fiber makes us feel full with fewer calories, i.e. lower calorie intake and less overeating… hallelujah!
Make sure you include TONS of veggies and leafy green on your diet, as opposed to loading on carbs and meatless processed foods. Eat as close to Mother Nature as possible and fill your plate with lots of colors, I promise you, you’ll start feeling lighter, more energetic, your skin will start glowing!
2. Switch to a dairy-free & lactose-free milk option
One of my favorites is Silk® Almond (the unsweetened version) health is hard, but feeling healthier doesn’t have to be… I love the campaign they have going on “Silk’s Progress is Perfection” to fight the notion that “extreme” is the only path to being healthier, small victories are still victories my people!
I use it for pretty much everything, from soups to my smoothies, chia puddings, you name it! PLUS, just in case you were wondering the same question everybody keeps asking me… Almond milk has 50% more calcium than dairy milk, and absolutely no cholesterol and no saturated fat. And to top it all, Silk’s Almond milk is produced without GMOs [check their webpage for more New Year’s recipes and ideas!].
3. Up your water intake
Water regulates your body temperature and lubricates your joints. It helps transport nutrients to give you energy and keep you healthy. If you’re not hydrated, your body can’t perform at its highest level. You may feel tired, have muscle cramps, dizziness, or other serious symptoms. So, drink up!
4. Anti-inflammatory foods
I’m pretty determined when it comes to creating pH balancing meals and elixirs [like this one] to support my wellness goals, because inflammation, is linked to everything from bloating and acne to life-threatening illnesses. My fav anti-inflammatory foods: Ginger, turmeric, lime and lemons, wheatgrass, pineapple, broccoli, blueberry, berries, green tea, garlic, spinach, walnuts, papaya, sweet potato, celery.
5. Eat gut-friendly foods
Give your body foods that support the good gut bacteria and keeps the harmful one under control. Probiotics is your best bet… Ways you can get probiotics? By eating fermented foods such as sauerkraut, tempeh, kombucha, miso, etc., taking probiotic supplements. Keep your gut happy by eating regularly –but not constantly-, staying hydrated and staying away from sugar/processed foods as much as you can.
Hope you apply all these tips (or at least one!)… And don’t forget to SHARE it with everybody.
As usual, I love to see what you are up to. So please TAG ME in your pictures when you start making these easy life changes!