If you’re trying to get yourself on a healthy eating path, it’s easy to get confused by all the conflicting information that’s out there. There are so many different diet regimens all claiming to be the best way to eat to achieve and maintain a slim and healthy body. I personally feel most of these diets make things way too complicated for the average person to follow.
Plant-based diets are growing in popularity because of their link to a number of health benefits. If you’re thinking you could never go plant-based because you can’t – or don’t want to – give up meat, you don’t need to! Having a plant-based diet doesn’t necessarily mean you’re vegetarian. It means that the majority of foods you eat are derived from plants.
I heard an interview recently with a researcher who asked dozens of nutrition experts what they think the most important thing is when it comes to achieving lifelong health. Being nutrition experts you’d think their advice would center around food. How to make healthy food choices. How to get more vitamins and nutrients. How to cut back on unhealthy foods.
When it comes to achieving your goals – whether they’re fitness goals, life goals, financial goals or relationship goals – there’s one factor that is absolutely non-negotiable and that’s commitment. In the fitness realm, there are many things that can derail your success. Boredom, work stress, family obligations, not seeing results quickly – these are all things that can toss you right off the path if your commitment is lacking.
The question I’ve heard most over this past week among members was, “are you ready for the holiday?” And very frequently the answer was something along the lines of, “no, not at all,” or “I’m so stressed,” or “I’ve been so busy.” It’s kind of sad how what is supposed to be a time of joy and enjoying time with friends and family can turn into what seems like endless weeks of pressure,
When I talk to members about their health and fitness goals and struggles, one of the things I hear so frequently is how difficult it can be to stay on track this time of year. The holiday season is full of social gatherings, work events, family dinners and other occasions where food and drinks are the main attraction.