Keep Those New Years Eat Better Resolutions

 

Cravings? Failed to carry on with Keto or other types of dietary routines to fight obesity?

 

While recommendations for following the perfect routine will never end, and we, in all of our wisdom, don’t recommend to take up the challenging. After all, this is something we can’t always compromise. But to live a life full of expectations and gleeful moments, a few precautions is what we must adhere to.

 

Yawning as bright as the new sunshine, January has marched its way into our hearts and packed a lot of festivals in its bundle for us to cheer and celebrate. And wouldn’t be it more interesting to celebrate the jamborees with a minor twist? We mean a few New Year's 'Eat Better' resolutions because your body is a temple and maintaining a nutritious and well-balanced diet (with a few exceptions, sometimes - of course) seems crucial to lead a healthy life, to not fall prey to physical/mental afflictions.

 

A Few Resolutions You Can Promise to Yourself -

 

1. Don't Skip Breakfast

 

 

Riya – Mom, I’m getting late. I’ll eat something in college.

Riya’s Mom – But beta. You always miss your breakfast.

Riya – Are pakka, I’ll eat. Bye.

 

And that’s how you miss the most important meal of the day. Every day!

 

To bore you with some research, it’s been said that having a proper meal at the start of the day improves memory and concentration, with lower chances of getting diabetes, heart disease, and being overweight.

 

But to give you a thought – where will you get the booster dose or the essential fuel to start your day’s track or to boost your metabolism?

 

Hope you get the whole picture!

 

2. Eat More Omega-3s

 

 

Do you love fish? At least, like it? I hope you should.

 

Another resolution we would like you to have is to increase Omega-3s enriched food. Reasons – Countless!

 

As we all suffer from mild to extreme forms of depression, Omega-3s will help cure the most common mental disorder in the world. And children who are vulnerable to ailments like inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity (collectively known as ADHD) due to the humongous amount of pressure, Omega-3s will help reduce the symptoms of the same.

 

Add Mackerel, Salmon, Flaxseeds, Chia Seeds, Walnuts, Soybeans etc. to your menu chart today.

 

3. Pile On the Veggies

 

 

Do you remember those old ‘Bazaars’, with people sitting with fresh veggies and shouting, “Come, potatoes just Rs 15Kg”?

 

We know that deep down you miss those days. But what we meant to say that it was one place whence you wanted to buy almost every veggie, because it was fresh, leafy and more green.

 

Yeah, it’s one thing that you must include in your diet – as much as you can. Low in fat while rich in vitamins, it will feed up your body with vital nutrients to deal with any ailments. From constipation to heart disease, infections to neural tube defects, spina bifida, and anencephaly (during fetal development), it’s one thing for which you must visit your nearest stores now.

 

a. Level Up Your Fibre Intake

 

 

And that’s that!

 

If weight loss is your ultimate goal for this year, then it’s time to level up your fibre intake. As per NHS guidelines, our dietary fibre intake should increase to 30g a day, as part of a healthy balanced diet.

 

To list a few benefits of levelling up your daily fibre intake –

  • Cures constipation
  • Cures irritable bowel syndrome
  • Help reduce diverticulitis
  • Reduce heart disease
  • Help reduce the risk of some types of cancers.

 

4. Eat Less Meat

 

 

Well, we already have listed many problems linked to eating a different kind of food choices.

 

At the brighter side of #EatLessMeat, you’ll reduce #animalcruelty. And we hope that that is one reason you find your motivation to #GoGreen. It may interest you even more than if you decide the same, you’ll also reduce greenhouse effect as Animal Agriculture is estimated to create more effect just like transport pollution.

 

5. Rein in Your Sugar Addiction

 

 

“Ho Jaye, Ho Jaye, Kuch meetha ho jaye”

 

Well, we all know that we Indians love sweets. There’s not even a single festive moment that goes without #ladoos or #kajuKatli. But too much is too dangerous.

 

Why so? Because it’s not always the sweets that add sugar to our body but other sustenance like potatoes, carb-enriched diets like rice add insult to the injury. Excessive sugar consumption is linked to

 

  • high blood pressure and cholesterol
  • chronic inflammation
  • non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • dental plaque and cavities 

So, less is better.

 

6. Include a total of 30-minutes of Activity Every Day

 

 

Gyms, Fitness clubs, Yoga, Meditation – Are you a part of any one of these programs? Any one? No? Okay, let it be one resolution you dare to make this year’s beginning.

 

It’s not that we don’t know the benefits of physical activity, it’s just we lose motivation. Busy schedules – a never-ending race to fulfil expectations, and other priorities, we often procrastinate morning walk or whatever it is that we took earlier.

 

Remember, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. And we know that we wouldn’t want to be the one. Promises, Promises!

 

7. Drink fewer sodas and other sweetened drinks, like iced tea

 

 

 

Do you know that one bottle of coke completes your recommended sugar intake for the whole day? Yeah, carbonated drinks have much higher effects to neglect without a look. Some stats for you .

  • Sugar-sweetened beverages may be linked to about 180,000 deaths in the world each year.
  • Countries in the Caribbean/Latin America had among the highest death rates from diabetes due to consumption of sugary beverages.
  • About 25,000 deaths in the United States each year may be associated with sugar-sweetened drinks.

Too much to ask yourself? Hope Not. By the way, don’t you want to be more Active and Attractive!