If your pants are feeling a bit snugger than usual and the gym is a distant memory after a busy holiday season, you’re not alone! But here in the nutrition department, we’d like to encourage you to resist the urge to dive into anything too drastic. Restrictive detox programs and challenges started in January rarely lead to lasting results. Instead, think about the healthy habits that you follow when you’re in a good routine at other times of the year. Commit to getting to the gym to move your body 2-3 days per week (or whatever the magic number is for you!) Get rid of any extra desserts and junkier foods that may still be hanging around the house from the holidays. Foods that are high in that magic combination of sugar and/or salt and fat are remarkably difficult to eat in moderation! Instead, focus on eating mostly whole/unprocessed foods and filling at least half your plate with vegetables at lunch and dinner. If you can sneak vegetables into breakfast as well, all the better. Find your water bottle and aim to drink at least 2L (around 8-10 cups) daily. You’ll be surprised by how good you’ll feel in just a week or two of focusing on some simple, healthy, daily habits.
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