Nutrition Advent Calendar – Day 1
I thought I’d start the nutrition tips with an important message of lifestyle change as long-term health is the ultimate goal, not losing a few pounds for a special occasion.
Diets often fail as they target short-term goals and are not sustainable in the long-term. Instead, what you should aim to do is find a ‘diet’ or a ‘nutrition lifestyle’ that you can enjoy and can stick to for the rest of your life!
A good nutrition lifestyle is the following:
Healthy eating habits
Focuses on REAL food
Matches your energy needs & lifestyle
Allows you to enjoy your favourite foods in moderation
Fuels your exercise to improve fitness
A bad nutrition plan (typical diet) is the following:
Very low in calories
Restricts certain foods
The words detox, cleanse, juicing
Only focuses on weight loss
No energy to exercise
No enjoyment, anti-social
Take home message:
Think about your goals…long-term health or short-term fix?
Avoid any quick fix/crash diets and focus on a nutrition lifestyle that you enjoy and can adhere to for long-term success!
Stay tuned for Day 2 to see how you start to make this change…