Here we are! At the end of 2018, with one more day to go... and we are all thinking of what we will change in 2019!!!
We have either been on holiday or partying, entertaining or entertained. Either with drinks...
Or with food...
And after this month, we are all tired and ready for some kind of detox! Let’s be honest, most of us, at some point on our list for next year, we have the loosing weight bullet point! “This year, I’m going to be healthier!” “I’m going paleo!” “This year I’m going vegan!”
Well... we can decide to ‘go’ whatever we want! It one thing for sure... the best way to success is to start with the first step!
Having been on a diet my whole life, I can tell you that for me personally, the going cold turkey never worked. I always ended up eventually going back to my old ways... usually one to two weeks in!
What always works for me, however, is coming home and prepping my fridge for a good healthy return! Filling my freezer with clean greens for smoothies, stocking my house with fruit (because, yes, fruit has sugar, but after what we have had for the past month, the sugar in the fruit is a great way to get off that refined sugar addiction that crept up on us so fast!)
Starting your day with a nice, nutrition packed smoothie...
I know that smoothies although easy are always overwhelming for many, so here is a few things that will help
1. Get the freshest, cleanest vegetables and fruit you can find! In Shanghai I always choose BIOFarm!
2. Always wash and cut veggies and separate in bags and place in the freezer.
3. Keep your house stocked with flax, sunflower, and pumpkin seeds as well as almonds and cashews to give yourself a nice protein packed ingredient with healthy fats. Making your smoothie satisfying and keeping you fuller for longer.
4. Don’t give up if it’s not perfect the first time, it will be, but it takes time, it has to taste good for you, so make it yours! Add bananas or dates for sweetness, put in berries for detox, make sure you pack it with greens for nutrition, and add some kind of nut milk, coconut, almond or coconut water.
Good luck! Let me know how it goes, and if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to write below!
Wishing you a Happy Healthy New Year!