The holidays are delicious. There are so many seasonal treats and desserts that we look forward to all year long. It’s no wonder that we tend to gain a few extra pounds during these last few months of the year. This is also partly why so many people resolve to have better diets in the New Year. But this year, let’s stick to this resolution!
Whatever your weight loss or management goals are, the first step is always the most important. Here are a few of our best weight management advice to get you started off on the right foot in 2018 and to help you harness your health in the New Year.
1. 1. Start small. The longest lasting weight loss stories are from people who made slow and incremental changes to their diet and lifestyle habits. In fact, it’s important to note that it takes two weeks to incorporate a new habit. With this in mind, instead of making a huge overhaul with your diet all at once, pick one new habit you’d like to adopt and stick with it for two weeks. Then add another habit, and do it for two weeks after that. Here are a few attainable habits you can try: no snacks or meals after 7:30 p.m.; replace one of your daily snacks that may be unhealthy with a piece of fresh fruit or handful of nuts.
2. Pack in the H2O. The sig http:// ns of hunger happen to be the same signs our body gives us when we are thirsty. What does this mean? Drink more water. Eight times out of 10, when you feel hungry, you’re actually thirsty. So try drinking a glass of water before you eat a snack or a meal. You will probably find that you are less likely to overeat or aimlessly eat. And remember a full 8 glasses of water per day is recommended.
3. Add the activity. If you’ve been itching to go on a hike or join a fitness class, now’s the time to do it! Incorporating more physical activity into your life will not only benefit your waistline, but also your mental health and overall energy. Pick an activity that you can do with a friend. This way, your activity feels more like a social event than a chore. Not to mention, enlisting a friend will help to keep you accountable, too. Inter Valley Health Plan hosts classes regularly on health and vitality. For a full list of classes in your area, please visit forhealthandliving.com/ivhpevents
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