This New Year, be realistic with your goals. Resolving to run a marathon by March is wholly unfeasible for an inexperienced exerciser. Likewise, intending to cut out entire food groups is likely to be a short-lived (as well as potentially harmful!) tactic. When choosing a resolution, try to pick a safe, attainable goal with a realistic time frame.
Don’t make too many resolutions all at once. There’s no rule that you have to cover all areas you’d like to change, so pick one or two themes that are most important to you and set reachable targets within these areas.
Looking closely at what you eat is often an eye-opening experience, and keeping a food diary is a great way to keep track of everything you put into your body.
Monitoring your daily intake will help you to tweak your diet so that you can still enjoy foods you love without sabotaging your fitness efforts. You don’t have to do it for the rest of your life, but it’s a great way to start the year feeling your best.
© Sarah West Nutrition