Think about why you want to achieve and maintain good health and wellness and then commit. We recommend thinking about this in the way that you will feel not just look. At Sydney Holistic Dental Centre we believe in a balanced diet and practice the 80/20 rule. It is OK to have a drink or some chocolate, just as long as it doesn’t become the majority of your diet. Your focus should be on eating nutritious whole foods that will protect you against inflammation and disease, not on counting calories or cutting out fat.
Stop buying junk food such as processed snack foods laden with sugar. Stock your fridge full of fresh fruit and vegetables that you can conveniently eat. When cooking dinner cook extra to take for work the next day. By making healthy options easy to access you’re more likely to make the right choice. Plan ahead for the week and shop accordingly, not only will you save money by buying what you really need but you’ll also find yourself getting excited about a certain meal or recipe you have planned.
Tell the people around you about your health and wellness goals. Talking to those around you will turn it from an idea into a reality. You can also enlist family and friends as support and to keep you on track. Support is a really important part of lasting change. You may find they have similar health goals and you’ll be able to workout together, share recipes or go out for a healthy meal. You may also find they have been through a similar struggle and have some great advice for you.
Don’t get caught up in gimmicky diets that promise you’ll loose ’10kgs in 10 days’. True health isn’t attained over night but is a process. By making small and gradual changes to your life, you’re more likely to maintain them in the long run. If you suddenly just deprive your body of everything you enjoyed before you’ll not only be miserable, but you’ll be more likely to binge. Make little changes gradually and be proud of your accomplishments, no matter how small they are.