Sunday, January 3, 2016

Reset Your Body for the New Year

It’s a brand new year and what’s on your New Year’s Resolution list to accomplish this year?

Do you want to get healthier, exercise more, or just loose some weight that was packed on over the holidays?

If you’re like most people, you have a goal of loosing weight.

But where do you start?

Do you need to start a 5-7 day workout plan and a diet that consists of only wheat grass?

… Nope.

It all starts with making healthier choices. 

You don't have to start a diet that cuts your calories down to a few hundred and starve yourself.  You will feel too sluggish, you'll be low on energy, less alert and eventually give up on your goal of loosing weight in a few short weeks.

Let’s start with a few simple things you can do that will make it easier for you to continue doing until you get to your desired weight goal.

1.  Exercise More
If you had a choice between taking the elevator or taking the stairs, go for the stairs!  You could a walk during your lunch hour or if you’re feeling really ambitious, maybe even hit the gym during your break. 
    Set a time for yourself to get more exercise.  If you’re a morning person, plan to go to the gym in the morning or if you prefer the afternoon, plan to go after work.  But whenever you decide to go, make a commitment to yourself. 

    You don't have to go to the gym every single day of the week.  Start a simple plan for yourself that makes it easy for you to stay consistent. 

For example:  If you say that you will go the gym at least 3 days for a half hour each day, make a specific plan for it. Put it into your schedule.  You can plan to go to the gym every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after work. 

    If you miss one day, don't be too hard on yourself, go on the following day but still make sure you get the 3 days you committed yourself to do during the week.  Consistency is what is important.

2.  Make Healthier Food Choices

    If you faced a choice between a bag of chips or an apple, which choice would help you reach your New Year’s Resolution goal quicker?

The apple of course!

Every time you are faced with a food choice to make, just ask yourself this one question:

    “Does this help me get closer to my goal or move away from my goal?”

Just be aware of each choice you are making and if it is in line with your goal of loosing weight.

3.  Try Nutritional Supplements

    We don't always get the nutrition that we need from our food. 

If you live in the North East of the United States like I do, every winter you have to deal with a Vitamin D deficiency since the sun disappears for those months.  You can make up for that deficiency by taking a Vitamin D Supplement. 

    Everyone’s nutritional needs are different and I encourage you to do your own research and figure out which supplements would be beneficial to you and your situation.

If you are having trouble with letting go of the food cravings that are not the best choice to fill your New Year’s Resolution Goals, I suggest checking out USANA’s Reset Program.

Start your New Year’s on the right foot by making healthier choices!

To Your Health!

-Destrie Monis

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