How To: Make Healthier Choices Today

How To: Make Healthier Choices Today

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One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to to make healthier choices and I have done. Some classic resolutions are lose a stone of weight in a month or stop smoking and drinking. I already quit smoking a few years back so I’ve got that covered but I don’t want to stop drinking, why would I want to do that? So the last one left is to lose weight and a stone in a month is pretty unrealistic especially for me because I definitely lack motivation. So that’s how I came up with ‘make healthier choices’ as my resolution  because small changes practiced regularly become normality.

I work in accounts so I do spend 5 out of 7 days sat my desk staring at a computer screen, not the most active job to say the least. I already feel better in myself by making these changes so why don’t you have a read and tell me what you think:

  1. Don’t have your lunch at your desk! It’s easily done, you’ve prepared yourself a nice healthy salad for lunch and think you might as well just eat it at your desk.
    Do venture outside! You don’t have to spend your whole lunch time walking around. For example I have 45 minutes for lunch so I go for a 30 minute walk and have the 15 minutes to eat my lunch.


  2. Don’t drink liquid calories. Tea and coffee with milk and sugar have between 30 and 50 calories, think about how many of them you drink at work.
    Do have drinks that have little or none calories. I used to drink coffee with milk and sugar and I must have consumed about 400 calories a day just in coffee. I cut out sugar and milk from coffee and I replaced my afternoon coffee with Green tea and Lemon, which is delicious.

    Green tea, how to: make healthier choices

    Green tea


  3. Don’t snack when you’re not hungry. This was my biggest downfall, a packet of crisp in the afternoon or something like a blueberry muffin, biscuits are the worst!
    Do drink water. Always have a bottle of water on your desk that way every time your hungry just have some water. If you’re still hungry have an apple or a piece of dark chocolate (only 1 piece though)


  4. Don’t fail to prepare. I’m not saying you have to prepare the whole week of meals just the ones you won’t have time to make during the week.
    Do prepare what you can. I’m always really busy in the morning so I prepare breakfast the day before for me and my boyfriend. I have overnight oats with fruit and he has a smoothie.


  5. Don’t convince yourself that you’re too tired to exercise after work. When you’ve been at work all day, even if you’ve been sat down, you still feel sluggish and drained.
    Do exercise! Exercising will give you more energy and make you feel better. Whether it’s 10 minutes on the treadmill or your favourite Youtube fitness video (I recommend Denise Austin) any exercise will help.

 

I hope this helps you to make healthier choices, let me know what you think.

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