As New Year’s Eve approaches, we all come up with incredible ideas on how to make ourselves healthier over the next 365 days. It’s like a universal mindset. Literally everyone in the world starts working on the “New Year — new me” to-do list.
Their lists range from things like working harder, spending more time with their loved ones, changing their jobs, studying more and the list goes on. But there’s one thing that seems to be a part of most people’s resolution lists — eating healthier and losing weight.
YES, in order to be healthier and improve our fitness levels, we must make healthier food choices. And, now, with Nutropia, there is no question about what you are putting into your body.
We understand that it isn’t as easy as it sounds. The mantra “I’m going to eat healthier and make better food decisions in the next 365 days” won’t work if you don’t really put your mind to it. In fact, we all know those people who start their diets over and over again every single month? Well… those are the same people who start making excuses about why they couldn’t stick to the plan every year. It’s time to change that cycle of making plans and never owning up or sticking to them.
Today, we’re going to teach you how not to be that person. We’re going to teach you how to have fun with this NY’s resolution. And, don’t worry — you will never have to prep, plan, cook or clean your kitchen. You’ve heard it right. By using Nutropia’s healthy meal plan service, you will actually have a sustainable process in place that will allow you to lose weight and keep it off. So, there are no excuses this year.
Even better, we’ll help you create healthy eating habits that you can stick to as a part of your New Year’s resolution list.
These next tips will get you in the right mindset to stick to this year’s resolution.
1. Starting Small
If your biggest goal for the next year is to eat healthier, make sure you don’t start doing too much too soon. For instance, if you start by cutting out sugar, carbs, all those treats you really enjoy, sodas and your mom’s famous carrot cake, chances are you’re not going to stick to your resolution for longer than a couple of days. The idea isn’t to ban everything and start living on salads, nor is it to make your days a living nightmare.
That’s why you must make mini-goals. If you break down your biggest goal into numerous mini ones, you’ll start creating habits that will soon turn into a lifestyle. This one-step-at-a-time approach has proven to be extremely helpful according to our nutritionists and dietitians.
In fact, creating these mini-goals will motivate you even more because it will be easier for you to track the mini-milestones and tick them off your to-do list. That way, you’ll get the extra motivation every single time you achieve one of those mini-goals. And, on top of that, it will make this whole process fun!
2. Tackling All the Fields
In order to get fit and healthy, it’s not enough to eat oatmeal or egg whites every now and then. In fact, you’ll need to do way more than that. Keeping on top of things like; getting eight hours of sleep at night should be a mini-goal. Going to the gym or working out at the house 2-3 days a week should also be on your list. Lastly, instead of going to your office vending machine, start having our healthy meals & snacks delivered to you on daily. Nutropia has got your back here. This is a service that offers convenience and options that no other meal service can provide. We will deliver healthy, fresh prepared daily meals to your home or office by 6am and if you forget to order, no problem, you will receive one of our preselected meal specials so you never have to worry.
These are all super simple ways to really get things going! Now, let’s move on to some healthy eating tips and tricks that nutritionists swear by:
#1 Saying goodbye to sugar
This may be the most difficult one to do since we all know how good donuts, store bought pancakes, and muffins taste. However, reducing your sugar intake will help eliminate that daily crash feeling and help you lose that unwanted weight so that you can start to feel better.
Start by saying no to refined sugars and sticking to fruit. But, to make things easier, allow yourself to occasionally enjoy something sweet like sugar free sorbet or fresh fruit. Soon you will realize that you don’t need sugar as much as you once thought. Moreover, you’ll be able to enjoy and appreciate your treats more than you normally would.
#2 Veggies should be the rockstars of your breakfast
Non-starchy veggies are tasty, rich in minerals and really low in calories. That’s why you can make them the stars of your breakfast. Try having asparagus or spinach with egg whites. This will be a game changer because it’s tasty and very easy on your body.
But remember, if you don’t feel that confident in the kitchen, you don’t have enough time or you never remember to make breakfast before you head out, you can always start having healthy meals delivered to you. Nutropia will take care of everything all you have to do is heat and eat!
#3 Limit your Alcohol
Alcohol intake means filling your body with empty and in most cases sugary calories. We all know what happens the day after: pounding headache, missing the gym, eating fast food and feeling sorry for ourselves. It’s ok to have a drink here and there, it’s the Holidays, but limit your alcohol intake so that you stay on track.
#4 Portion control
How many times have you had a holiday meal where half way through you already felt full, but you ended up eating everything in front of you either way? We’ve all been there. There are those meals that are too delicious, and we just can’t stop ourselves.
But there are tricks that you can implement to keep this next mini-goal in check. Our pro tip to start eating the appropriate amounts of food during the holidays – Pick a smaller plate!!
It might hit you as a surprise, but this simple tick will help you eliminate unnecessary over eating!
And, if you can’t find a way to do this, you can have your holiday meals delivered to you! Our chef will prepare calorie specific meals for you and your entire family, helping eliminate your temptations to indulge on that third serving of mashed potatoes and gravy.
#5 Meal prep is a game changer
Nowadays, it seems like everyone is talking about meal prepping, and we’re here to tell it actually works if you stick to it and using our plans can take you one step closer because you get to enjoy real food and while achieving your fitness goals.
Our plans are a time-saver. In fact, with the time you save from planning out your meals for the week, going to the grocery, prepping and cooking each meal and cleaning the kitchen you could join the gym or start yoga, read a book or enjoy more family time.
Just imagine opening the door every Morning and never having to worry about what your next meal will be. It sounds pretty awesome, doesn’t it?
#6 Eat your vitamins
Another mini-goal during the holidays should be eating plenty of fruit! Fruits are just awesome. They are delicious, refreshing and amazingly healthy. There’s literally no one who could tell you differently. That’s why you need to incorporate fruits into your daily eating schedule.
This time of the year is the perfect time to start eating fruit as it’s rich in vitamins and will help you strengthen your immune system. So, we’d recommend eating one piece of fruit after breakfast and another after lunch so that by the time dinner rolls around you are not starving and ready to eat everything in site.
#7 Try not to eat out as often
When you are home for the holidays, eating out is what the majority of people prefers to do. Yes, it’s way nicer to have an acai bowl in your neighborhood cafe than scrambled eggs at home. However, eating out on a daily basis is lethal for your healthy eating resolution. In fact, it will ruin all your mini-goals even before you get close to the milestones. That’s why you should refrain from eating out every single day.
Instead, start enjoying healthy meals in the comfort of your own home. Our chef is always coming up with new recipes that you will love and the best part; no tipping is necessary. Either way, you’ll be staying away from unnecessary calories and unnecessary spending over the holidays!
#8 Remember to treat yourself
We’ve saved the best for last! You’ve probably realized by now that this process of starting to eat healthier doesn’t have to feel like torture. Instead, it should be fun, and you should feel proud of yourself whenever you any of those mini-goals.
In order to stay consistent with healthy eating, you should allow yourself to indulge every once in a while. Once you’ve made the commitment to eating healthy, having a cheat meal and then getting back on track will feel way easier because you have the tool for success in place.
What we’re trying to say is that you should make healthy eating your lifestyle. It’s not a diet, and you shouldn’t feel restricted in any way. Feeling restricted on what you can will inevitably result in quitting and then starting over and eventually quitting again! At Nutropia, that’s not what we want. We want you to eat healthier and live a non-restrictive, healthy lifestyle. Trust us — that kind of life has plenty of room for an occasional candy bar or pizza, but you have to hold yourself accountable and get back on track!
Hopefully after reading this article you see that creating healthier eating habits as a New Year’s resolution and sticking to it is, in fact, very possible. Most importantly, now you have Nutropia to lean on as your personal dietician, chef and delivery service! You don’t have to do everything by yourself. You can just relax, and we’ll take care of your every meal!
We’ve shared all the tips and tricks on how to make sure you stay consistent with this New Years resolution. And, the major game changer is that you don’t have to spend all your days stuck in the kitchen! You can make the right decisions and have healthy meals delivered to you. That is as easy as it gets!
So this year, we encourage you to take your resolutions seriously and do your best with keeping the promises you made to yourself. After all, those are the ones that matter the most.
If you want more information on how we can help you stay on track this Holiday season please call 1-866-877-5433