Here we go, it’s health resolutions time, the annual ‘hit the reset button’ to make this year the one where we reach peak health, fitness, weight and all round perfection.
How to achieve that is usually full of strict rules, routines, food prep and discipline that invariably prove too difficult to stick to.
So let’s get real…here’s what you CAN achieve, pretty easily without turning your life upside down.
Drink more water
It doesn’t have to be all green smoothies. We know water is good for us but we can easily forget to stay hydrated. Grab yourself a refillable water bottle that stays with you all day to enjoy some real benefits.
Water maximises your physical performance and helps you avoid altered body temperature control, reduced motivation, increased fatigue and just feeling like exercise is much more difficult than it needs to be. Water helps to:
- Boost brain power, mood and concentration
- Decrease dehydration headaches
- Improve gut health
- Satiety and metabolic health
Eat the rainbow as a health resolution
Do you feel like a your health resolutions need a new recipe book collection, serious Sunday food prep and a complete cupboard clean out? That sounds like a lot of work. Instead if you firstly just focus on adding colour to your meals, you’ll go a long way to improving your health and nutrition.
With each meal add some colourful salad or veggies to increase the important and varied plant nutrients that’ll have you feeling more energetic, skin glowing and feeling like you’re on track with healthy eating.
It doesn’t have to be fancy or complicated, it’s simply about creating a new food habit that can evolve over time at a pace you can manage.
Get real with your snacking
Snacking the right way can make a big difference to your health resolutions. It’s about quality and quantity here. If you’ve got a favourite snack that the thought of cutting it from your day makes you panic, you could start with decreasing the quantity.
Introducing some healthier snacks that you can move your taste buds onto without missing out is a positive step. Protein bars make a great snack, however the quality is important. They can be full of a big number of ingredients that you neither recognise or need. Check labels!
Stick with those like our Googys bars that contain a nice small number – just 5 or so real food ingredients, including egg whites and nuts. With flavours like choc sea salt, coffee cocoa and apple cinnamon they satisfy your snacking cravings as well as your health resolutions.
Tap into your motivation to reach your health resolutions
What is your motivation for being healthier this year? Finding the motivation for your health resolutions that’s about you rather than external pressures is important and then keeping it top of mind will help you implement some changes. We love Instagram for following the amazing people who can inspire us through their healthy lives along with our support crew of family, friends, trainers, coaches & Apps! Keeping a healthy mindset makes everything feel more achievable.
So keeping it real and keeping it simple might just be how progress is made this year. Small changes that focus on putting the right things into our bodies and tapping into some motivational mindset to keep that happening. Maybe you’ll be our next Googys go-getter, achieving the health goals you’ve got right now.
Shop Googys protein bars and healthy protein pancakes here to support your new years health resolutions. Dairy free, gluten free and no added sugar, they are the real food that makes healthy eating easy.