Welcome 2015! And here we go, with a new set of resolutions! Right??
Today I will give you some suggestions to help you stay on track
Most people’s resolutions include some kind of weight management program or just better nutrition and exercise, so I will focus here;
The main thing to do is---forget diets! Forget hard core short term, fast results programs!
Make your resolutions a way of life. A lifestyle change. Something realistic and sustainable.
You can do this by becoming educated on the right foods to put in your body for optimal function and metabolism, and by learning about the foods that are best avoided. Then, find ways to crowd out the wrong foods with the right ones in a creative and enjoyable manner. This way, if you enjoy the foods you are eating, you will not miss the things you are removing, and excess weight will literally just fall off and stay off without effort for good!
Also, forget a ‘cheat day’. This can cause more trouble than it’s worth, and can create binging episodes. Instead, allow yourself a limit of a few treats a week spread out over the week.
As far as exercise is concerned, most people’s problem with sticking to their regime is time. Try burst training which is based on very short bursts of full out cardio or weight lifting, with recovery time at a slower pace in between these bursts, and for a duration of only 20 minutes. This kind of training has been shown to reduce weight 3 times faster than regular cardiovascular training. It will also build lean muscle tissue and support your cardiovascular system, and adrenal glands. Endurance training has been shown to be draining on the adrenal glands which can cause burnout. Supporting your adrenal glands will support both brain and body. Strong adrenal function supports our nervous system in dealing with stress.
Supporting your cardiovascular system will also support your brain by increasing blood flow which removes toxins and provides the brain with nutrients. Making your workout doable by keeping it short (warm up 7 minutes, workout burst training 20 minutes, cool down 7 minutes) will help you to sustain it.
Lastly—take time for you! No matter your goal, make sure you include down time, as this is the time when we refresh our creative juices and energy J
Happy New Year Everyone!