The new year is fast approaching; pretty soon 2018 will come to a close in 2019 will be here, and with that will come the dreaded new year’s resolution. We have all been there – every new year bring renewed focus on health and wellness. It is just a natural place to start (new year : new you). But for many people, sticking to their new year’s resolution can be a real challenge. It’s not that their resolve is necessarily weak or that they don’t want to make real change in their life.
The big problem is that change isn’t something you can easily do overnight, especially in the realm of weight loss. It can take you months to see real results and that can be truly discouraging. The secret to sticking to your new year’s resolution and making it actually happen is to understand your goal and choose methods that you can easily enact without having to drastically change your lifestyle. One of the best and most effective methods to do this in the realm of weight loss is to make small changes to your diet that can have significant impact over time. Below are a few things you can do:
Eat Leafy Greens
Leafy green veggies, like kale, spinach, Swiss chard, etc, are some of the best things you can include in your diet. They’re also fantastic for making good long-term changes. You can include them in many different meals, and their fiber content will increase your metabolism and help your gastro intestinal system function optimally. Most importantly, you can eat these greens as a die dish and fill fuller longer which will ultimately help you eat less.
Beans are great for helping you to lose weight. They do two things really well: fill you up and provide you low caloric energy. The protein and dietary fiber content contained in beans satiates you and also boosts your metabolism. You can eat just a few beans and fill full and energetic all day. They also go well in a lot of dishes.
If you stay hydrated, it will go a long way to keeping your weight loss goals on track. Drinking water will keep you fuller longer and help you have less hunger cravings. It will also help your bodily systems function optimally so you will be able to metabolize and digest food properly.