There’s never been a better time to say “out with the old and in with the new” than now. When we think of fresh beginnings, we’re filled with the hope of good things to come. And, while the past year has been full of challenges most of us never imagined, the hope for a year of possibilities and promise exists for 2021… and we are here for it!
To get some inspiration, , we decided to consult with our registered dietitian Sara Wing on her 3 Simple Strategies for a Healthy Reboot. Here’s what she had to say:
1. Develop a WELLNESS mindset
Adopting a wellness mindset puts total body health (and happiness) at the forefront… which is frankly easier to achieve AND more sustainable than popular fad diets that seem to pop up at the new year. Make up your mind that 2021 will be the year you focus on long-term health goals.
2. Understand why health matters to YOU
So, if the number on the scale isn’t what matters, what does? That’s for you to decide! Maybe you want to reduce your blood pressure and risk for heart disease by adding more veggie-rich recipes to your diet? Maybe you want to work on strength training to build muscle (which we tend to lose as we age) and want to try ways to add whey to your daily routine? Or maybe you’ve been prescribed a gluten-free diet and are struggling with what to eat. Your health goals for 2021 should be designed by you, for you based on what matters most to YOU!
3. PLAN for healthy eating
We can’t stress this enough — failing to plan is planning to fail — and this is so true when it comes to upleveling your diet in 2021. Once you have your “why” in mind, you can turn your attention to planning each week for what you’ll eat and how you’ll move your body to achieve those goals. To get you started, we’ve compiled this Basic Planning Guide to meal planning with a FREE downloadable tip sheet. Use the Guide to not only take stock of what you have on hand for healthy meals, but also plan for next steps. Here are a few of our favorite healthy eating recipes to get you started and spark inspiration:
In a year that’s felt “out of control” in many ways, remembering that our personal health and wellness are built by our choosing to make healthy choices is important. Here’s to many days of healthy choices for each of us this new year!