Nutrition Advent Calendar – Day 2
Following on from yesterday’s tip about how your diet should be seen more as a nutrition lifestyle, it’s important to recognise how to go about making these changes, to create a long-lasting healthy diet.
Quick fixes and the latest fad diets are nothing like any normal eating habits and that’s why they’re so unsustainable. You go from eating large amounts of food (probably too much at times) to eating very little, and is typically restricted to drinks, powdered supplements and next to none of the things you enjoy the most. Hence you crave the treats you enjoy, and usually eat them…lots of them!
Instead, why not make less drastic changes, and make gradual improvements to your diet by swapping just a couple of choices each day. Try adding more vegetables to your meals and cutting back on chips, and snacking on fruit instead of crisps. Maybe there’s a healthier cereal you could try ahead of your morning bowl of coco pops?
Not only is this easier than completely changing how you’ve eaten for years, you’re more likely to stick to it too.
Whether your goals are for fat loss, athletic performance or just general health, making these small but effective changes can help you achieve them.
Take home message:
Slow and steady wins the race. Make small changes that are easy to implement and you can stick to. You’re unlikely to maintain any diet that makes significant changes to your nutrition, is really low in calories (rapid weight loss focus) and is not suited to your lifestyle.
If you’re unsure of what changes you can make to improve your nutrition, or how to go about it, get in touch today.