Resolutions we can stick to
New years day is fast approaching, and as tradition goes I’m sure many of us have our resolutions prepped and ready to pledge come the eve of 2018. As it happens, we tend to want instant gratification, a complete makeover or quick results in whatever it is we’re trying to achieve. This not only makes resolutions difficult to abide by, but also statistically likely to fail. The only changes you need to be making for the betterment of the new you in the new year, are these simple health improvements we can all easily implement:
Health resolutions Nº1
You may already be veggie-inclined, making this an easy meal plan to accomplish. There’s a whole lot of research pointing the finger at animal products, most importantly meat, being the culprit of many a health issue. Personally, I like to to go meatless more for the animals sake than my own, but I definitely feel lighter after a day of sticking to whole grains, fruits and vegetables. It also never needs to be boring or tasteless, there’s so many colourful and delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes around, and it’s a positive step towards reducing your carbon footprint. For some cooking inspirations, discover all the benefits of protein-packed buckwheat. Perfect for meat-free Mondays, this blog features our compact collection of all-time favourite recipes, featuring an exquisite cauliflower risotto.
Health resolutions Nº2
Snack awareness every day
The hours between mid-afternoon and dinnertime are when cravings kick in hard. Whether you work from home, take a packed lunch, or tend to eat out, beware of the snack attacks! The trick here is just to always come prepared. Think: hummus and pita chips or pistachios and a pear. Having a go-to healthy treat available will help prevent blood sugar dips and spikes, boost productivity and keep your metabolic rate steady.
Health resolutions Nº3
More smoothies and juices
There’s a juicing/smoothie-making band wagon (I know, so 2016), but it’s a good one to hop onto. If you already own a blender, try this simple breakfast smoothie to soothe your hangover on January 1st (make sure to pop a banana in the freezer the night before):
- 1 Cup Coconut Milk (you can use almond, soy or regular milk too!)
- 5-10 Strawberries
- 1 Large Frozen Banana
- ¾ Cup Rolled Oats
- 1/2 Teaspoon Tahitian Vanilla, (Vanilla Powder or Vanilla Sugar)
- 1 Teaspoon Raw Honey, (Agave or Maple Syrup)
Note: Add ice or water to personal preference for temperature and consistency
If you want to take juicing for a spin, these are tried and tested delicious fruit/veg combinations perfect for cleansing and revitalising.
Health resolutions Nº4
Manage your SAD
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of depression usually prompted by the shorter, darker and colder days of winter. Unfortunately, it impacts millions of peoples lives. If you happen to be one of them, or know of anyone who’s suffering this time of year, here’s a few self-care tips that could really help.
Health resolutions Nº5
Between Meatless Mondays and Yoga Sundays, you have a beginning and end to your week which will encase your routine nicely, without dramatically altering your usual tendencies. For yogis, this resolution is less of a resolution, and more a way of life. But for those of us who struggle ever so slightly with both self discipline and doing anything on a Sunday other than sleeping in before demolishing a packet of digestives alongside chain-drinking cups of tea, this is a good one to follow.:
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