Every January brings the promise and hope of vibrant opportunities in all areas of our lives. Unfortunately, for many, this New Year’s transition brings up regrets over the vast amounts of food ingested during recent holiday celebrations. Literally, overnight, millions of people start strategizing their weight-loss programs to rid themselves of the extra pounds they now see popping up on the scale.
You’ve got a plan. Motivation is there, too. But do you have all the tools you need to follow through with your healthy New Year’s resolutions? These essentials will help!
Shocking news: you’re not the only one whose New Year’s resolution is to get fit. Maybe you’re not new to the gym, but there are plenty of people who are—and they’ll be crowding your classes, sharing machines and getting acquainted with the facility this month. Good for them! It’s best to stay positive and be happy for others getting on board with improving health. But how can you keep from getting aggravated with lines, distractions and other inconveniences that peak this time of year?
New Year’s Eve traditionally is celebrated with cheers, kisses, champagne and – oh yes, resolutions to achieve goals such as shedding pounds. One way to achieve that desire to lose weight: Make attainable, measurable goals. Here are some suggestions, and we look forward to getting your feedback.
Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to work you go – with no time for breakfast. If that’s your tune each morning, it’s time to do something nice for your body and mind: Eat that first meal of the day before you leave the house. Eating breakfast (and we’re talking about something more substantial than a cup of coffee laden with cream and sugar) gives you energy to kick-start your day. It’s also a great habit to start the New Year on the right foot!
Want to hear four words you’ll never hear me utter in front of my children, especially my daughter? “I’m on a diet.”
I am all about teaching my children to eat healthy and get active, don’t get me wrong…but I also don’t want them to look at me, a healthy, normal-sized woman, and think that I’m “fat,” or that food restriction is something they, too, should engage in. Ideally, they’ll grow up to eat healthfully and exercise regularly and be so happy with their bodies that they will never learn what dieting is.
Did you know about chocolate tea?
I didn’t. And I wish I had known. Instead of consuming a 750+ calorie slice of chocolate lava cake during my Christmas shopping marathon at the mall last week, I could have gotten my chocolate fix with a cup of chocolate-flavored tea, which has zero calories, instead. Oops. Well, the New Year is upon us, and it’s a time for new beginnings for me. I’m glad my favorite TV doc was discussing chocolate tea as a metabolism booster, because that’s indeed what I need to get lean and mean in ‘14! Read more →
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