Did you know that scientists have revealed that once we get fat, most of us stay fat, despite our best efforts?! A depressing sentence to say the least, especially as the new year rolls around and many of us promise ourselves that this is the year we WILL loose weight!! But don’t give up just yet!
There is one simple secret to avoid the bit where many of us go wrong…, and here it is..
The best way to loose weight is NOT to go on a ‘diet’, but instead, to follow a Healthy Eating Plan. This may include eating organic, locally grown produce, whole foods and super foods. Most importantly though it involves truely knowing what these terms mean! If you keep up a Healthy Eating Plan, before too long your body will begin to crave these foods, and you will learn to love them! Best of all, you can eat as much as you like! My top tips to get started this year are:
• Try seeing a Naturopath- The best thing you can do is get educated about what healthy eating really is! Even though we think we know, there are lots of healthy-eating misconceptions. You will be surprised to find that things you thought were healthy are in fact making you pile on weight. Discovering the truth about some common foods is the key. You will learn valuable lessons that you will use for the rest of your life. A naturopath can also tailor a healthy eating plan to your body and lifestyle! If you can’t see a naturopath, buy a good book on whole food eating.
• Order Organic Fruit and Veggie Boxes- If there is one thing that will motivate you and excite you about vegetables this is eat! Some companies even deliver to your door. Check out http://sydney.foodconnect.com.au/, if you live in Sydney. Otherwise search online to find a good company near you. Receiving your veggie box is just like opening a pressie! These fabulous locally grown veggies are nothing like what you buy in the supermarket, and I guarantee, you will be inspired by the colourful and seriously fresh, fabulous heirloom varieties. If you don’t have access to one of these companies, you may be lucky enough to have to space to try growing your own veggies or herbs!
• Discover a New Food- A super food that is! Head to a good health food or whole food shop and browse some of the exotic super foods available! Chances are you will find lots of yummy goodies you have never tried before, and they are packed with nutrients! Try delicious caramel-tasting mesquite, melt-in-your-mouth bee-pollen, crunchy cacao nibs, tangy Inca Berries and our gorgeous deep-purple RioLife Acai! Try them alone, or on your breakfast, and if cooking is your thing you can experiment with making healthy treats and snacks with them. And the best news is… Healthy Eating Plans are much easier to follow than a diet, and they are actually enjoyable! This year get your health on track, be realistic about it, and you will achieve your goals.
Wishing you Good Health and a Happy New Year!
The RioLife Team