Now that the holidays are over, and our minds are set on the new year and new beginnings, it’s our chance to get a fresh start when it comes to eating better after the holidays. I know I overindulged during the holidays, and now it’s time to get it right! It’s time to change up my habits, make better choices, and be healthier and happier every day.
Here are several tips to help you eat better after the holidays:
- Stay Positive – Eating healthy often begins with the proper mindset, and that is also true when you want to eat better after the holidays. Give up the “I’m just going to fail” attitude and get ready to rock the healthy eating thing! If you fail and slide off track, pick yourself right back up and keep going. Don’t let one slip up keep you from a lifetime of better choices.
- Keep a Food Journal – A food journal is a great way to keep track of everything you’re eating during the day. Write down exactly what you eat at what time. There are lots of apps available to help you keep track of your food intake, water intake, and exercise, but if you’re like me and prefer a journal you can write in, check out MOLESKINE and their beautiful collection of journals, planners, and more. You can save even more on your MOLESKINE order with these promo codes. When you write down (or log) what you eat, it helps you make better choices.
- Do NOT Weigh In Every Day – Don’t step on the scale every day, as tempting as it may be. Your weight can fluctuate from day to day, so don’t step on the scale more than once a week. (Go longer if you can. You’ll be happier with the results!) If you step on the scale every day and you don’t see any change, you may get frustrated and want to give up, resulting in poor food choices.
- Eat at Home – Avoid fast food and restaurants. Their portion sizes are huge, and it’s so much easier to consume too many calories and poor food choices. Not sure where to even start at home? Check out these promo codes from Blue Apron. They’ll send you everything you need to make better-for-you recipes and have you eating healthier in no time!
These are just a few ideas to help you eat better after the holidays. Once you’ve made the decision to eat better, don’t give up on it. Forgive yourself and go on when necessary, and just do your best to make the right choices each and every day.