5 Solutions to the sins of the silly season!

And just like that, it’s 2016! We hope you have had a wonderful holiday and are feeling well rested and ready to tackle the New Year.Below are 5 pointers to help you to get back on track and into a healthy routine.fruit and veg

  1. Stock the cupboards with guilt-free goods to ensure

    no tempting as you turn over your new leaf! Ensure you have go-to staples such as canned tuna and legumes, a full fruit bowl and salad ingredients in the fridge. Store left-over Christmas treats in opaque containers on the top shelf – out of sight, out of mind we say!grocery-list

  2. Rally for routine – one of the easiest ways to get back into healthy habits is through organisation and planning ahead.
    Take packed lunches to work and make shopping lists – this will alcoholprevent you from straying from your 2016 regimen.
  3. Away with the alcohol! After December’s indulgent period, aim to reduce your alcohol intake during the week – wine spritzer on weekends only! The perfect mid-week summer evening sundowner is sparkling water with a lemon wedge and cucumber swizzle-stick.exercise-stretch
  4. Get into the groove and move! Yes, get back into your exercise regime…the World Health Organization recommends at least 150min/week of vigorous activity. After a holiday of well-deserved relaxation, kick-start your daily activity by taking the stairs, cleaning the house or rearranging furniture. Work-out whilst ticking off those dreaded “New Year’s Resolutions”.Goals
  5. Don’t set unrealistic goals. Far too often in the New Year, we fall into the trap of setting the unattainable and become despondent when, “surprise-surprise”, we can’t achieve our objectives. Set one main goal with little steps to reach it – those you can tick off as the weeks roll by.

Other Helpful hints!

  • Include at least 200g of vegetables at both lunch and dinner
  • Snack on veggie sticks in between meals or 1 portion of fresh fruit
  • Drink a minimum of 2 litres of water daily

All of the Dietitians from Nutritional Solutions wish you a Happy New Year! May 2016 bring joy, good health & happiness.Happy-New-Year-2016-Faceboo-Cover-5

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