I am not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s to lose 20 pounds, exercise 5 times per week or sleep more than 8 hours a night, almost 90% of people give up on their resolutions within the first 2 weeks of January.
The reasons our resolutions fail are many. But for most, they are unrealistic. If we aren’t making the progress we’d hoped for, we become discouraged and we quit.
I am also not a fan of “dieting,” or cutting out certain foods for periods of time to lose weight. When I talk about diet, I am referring to how you should eat every day, realistically and healthfully!
So the following four resolutions or tips are designed to be realistic and long-term, to help improve your diet. You can start off with one resolution and move on to the next when you are ready. Good luck and Happy New Year! Continue reading “Simple Tips to Improve Your Diet”
In previous posts (here and here ) we talked about sugar cravings and sugar addiction, and I’m hoping you cut yourself some slack realizing that those intense sugar cravings have more to do with a real addiction vs. just will power. We’re wired to crave these foods, yet it’s many of these foods that prevent us from looking, feeling and living our best.
How can we effectively kick those cravings to the curb? By getting to the root of the issue through eating healthy, whole, real and low glycemic foods.
Besides eliminating high caloric sugar foods, one of the best ways to regulate sugar levels and eliminate a sugar addiction is by eating foods low on the glycemic index. Before you get disheartened by the idea you’re giving up the foods you love, remember that you are replacing temporary gratification with healthier habits and delicious food alternatives. The end result? Healthier decisions, sugar craving under control, and a happier you! Continue reading “Your Guide to Low Glycemic Foods”