Tips for Regaining a Healthy Lifestyle After the Holidays
Many of us overindulge during the holiday season—after all, those delicious meals and sweets can be very hard to resist. If you are looking to regain control of your health this New Year, read on for some helpful tips for formulating healthier habits in 2012.
- Make small, realistic goals
Many people will make large, unreachable New Year’s goals. After a short amount of time, they realize that their resolutions were unrealistic and their efforts to lose weight or eat right become more of a chore and less of a lifestyle. Make smaller, more realistic goals for shorter periods of time—this will help you to stay motivated and see results.
- Formulate a healthy meal plan
Diets are often short-term solutions to weight loss and are not conducive to the formation of lifelong healthy habits. Instead of going on that crash diet, consider planning your meals ahead of time, reading labels carefully, and making a conscious effort to include a wide variety of nutrient-rich foods in your diet. Soon, you will get in the habit of eating better, which will also make you look and feel better.
- Keep a food diary
If you are trying to lose excess weight this New Year, consider keeping a food diary to document your food choices. Recording what you eat on a daily basis can help you to learn more about your eating habits and help you to stay more aware of your caloric intake.
- Find a friend to exercise with
When finding the motivation to get out and exercise, the support of a friend or family member can make a huge difference. Together, you can help each other to be more physically active and work toward your fitness goals.
Would you like to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle? Consider consulting one of the many experienced physicians of Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center of Las Vegas. Call us today at (702) 233-5300 to find a physician, or contact us online.