We have all been there. We set resolutions for ourselves at the years beginning and by the end of February, you may have forgotten the commitment you made to yourself or you just haven’t found the right kind of motivation to get you to follow through with your resolution.
This year, I’ve decided that I want to eat better. I really want to make an effort to understand as much as I can about the food that I put in to my body. I want to consume foods that fuel my mind and body while also tasting delicious! That’s not too much to ask for, right?
Here are a hand-full of tips I’ve defined to help you get back on the healthy 2016 bandwagon and recommit to your healthy living resolution this year:
Plan Weekly Cooking
Whether you plan to eat in and cook for specific meals or you prepare all of your meals ahead of time for the entire week, cooking your own food saves you a lot of money and also keeps you aware of what you are preparing and consuming. Maybe you like to do all of your cooking on Saturdays or Sundays in preparation. Maybe you like to come home after work and prepare your own personal (healthy) feast. Either way, eating in is a great way to stay on the healthy track.
Simplify Your Snacking
When you’re in a rush and need to grab a snack on your way out, you’re going to opt for the most convenient and travel-safe option! Fruits and vegetables do not always come precut, prepackaged, and ready for transport. After you go grocery shopping, take a couple extra minutes to cut up any produce and individually wrap some for snacks you can easily grab on the go.
It’s In The Water
However you can, find a way that works for you and drink at least 8 cups of water every day. I’ve heard of some who have challenged themselves to drink an entire gallon jug of water in one day or set eight timers throughout the day for water breaks. Whatever method works for you, find it, stick to it, and HYDRATE!