Healthy Eating Habits
The holiday season! Desserts and more desserts. Sugar, sugar, and more sugar! More parties. More food! Stress! The season is upon us and as joyful and fun as it is, we all know the price we pay afterwards. So now what do we do? It’s not just the “Covid 15 or 30”, it’s the added holiday pounds too! UGH! We succumb to the extra weight gain, give up and wait until the New Year so we can make those resolutions to “lose weight”, “get healthier”, “exercise more”, etc. But then 2 weeks into the resolutions and we once again, give up and quit. It doesn’t have to be this hard and we don’t have to wait until New Year’s to begin!
Healthier living must begin with our habits and lifestyle. We cannot expect to lose weight if we’re driving through Starbucks for that extra sugary, extra fat and caloric “coffee” every day! Nutritious eating does not have to be complicated. It may be as simple as starting with something as simple as drinking more water every day, or eating more greens, vegetables and fruits every day. It may be starting with cutting down on the soda you think you have to have on your afternoon break to make it through the rest of the day. Sometimes it’s simply changing things out or making swaps for those things you love to eat or snack on, for a healthier alternative.
And no, I’m not telling you that you can only have carrot sticks and celery! But there needs to be balance. Everything in moderation. Most of the American diet consists mainly of fast food, chemicals and preservatives, processed and packaged food, which is not really food at all! Our bodies are like cars. They both must be maintained and be given the proper fuel and fluids to work and function properly and run at peak performance. You wouldn’t put sand in the gas tank of your car, why would you put garbage into your body?! When we feed it the right nutrition, drink plenty of pure, plain water, give it proper exercise and rest, we run at optimal performance. Life truly is a marathon and not a sprint. We want to create a quality of life and if possible, to remain disease free. This takes time, but it is the only way to sustain and maintain!
You don’t wait until the New Year! Healthy eating can start now!