Going into the New Year is a great time for reflection. I’ve been reflecting on the 10 things (health wise) I’m going to make sure I do in 2015 (both big and small):
- Start every day with warm glass of lemon water. This is a great way to clear your digestive system for the day ahead.
- Drink more water (at least 2 litres a day). When it’s cold outside drink warm water as it strengthens your digestive system and doesn’t dampen it like cold water. I got some Pukka Teas for Christmas that I love, so I’ll be sipping them throughout the New Year. I’m going to make sure I do not drink 30 minutes before or after a meal as I know this will weaken my digestion.
- Cut down on Sugar. I do have a sweet tooth and I know for me cutting out sugar is pretty much the easiest way to stop the craving. This includes any sugar substitutes including Stevia and xylitol. Whenever I want something sweet I’m going to reach for the fennel tea first as the aniseed taste normally curbs my craving… give it a go.
- I’m going to concentrate on restoring my gut health, through bone broths and healthy probiotics. In fact, I’ve signed up to a fermentation class for 2015.
- Eat more good fats…this includes saturated fats like butter and ghee.
- I’ve got scoliosis, and I know the best thing for my back is keeping mobile…so I’m going to commit to doing at least 30 minutes of Yoga/ Pilates every day. Even if you don’t have scoliosis this is a great thing to commit to. Even if I can’t get to a class, I will do one at home on Yogaglo or Pilates Anytime.
- Continue to discover exercise that I love – 2015 is the year that I’m going to put on my salsa shoes.
- Start ordering veggies boxes, although you do not always know what you’ll get in the box it is a great way to experiment with new ingredients and often much cheaper way to buy organic ingredients.
- Remember the 80/20 rule. Everyone needs a treat now and again, after all eating healthily is not a ‘diet’ it is a way of life so if it’s a special occasion I might just reach for the chocolate cake.
- Work hard and have fun!!! Remember it is not just about what you eat and drink but also what you think. Having fun, enjoying time with friends and family is so important.
About the Author
I’m Rosie Pinder and I’m currently studying Nutritional Medicine at the College of Natural Medicine (CNM), London. Naturopathic Nutrition is a holistic way of creating balance in the body and preventing disease through looking and what we ‘eat, drink and think’.
I have started a blog called A Rosie Life that celebrates whole foods. The aim of my blog is to create healthy, simple and delicious meals (using whole foods) that can be easily replicable in anyone’s home. If you are interesting in exciting, liberating and healthy food that will make you glow from the inside out then please check out my blog.
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