Did you make the same New Year’s Resolution last year; to lose weight and get healthy? Start goal setting today to achieve your desired results.
This year make good on your resolution to lose weight.
It's time to get serious. How much have you struggled the past few months with... work/ rest/ homelife/ responsibilities/ celebrating/ NOT celebrating COVID/ eating +++
Promise me you'll not be too hard on yourself, and you'll get back to the basics=the FOOD Value.
What does Food Value Mean?
The basic concept implies the term "empty calories". ALL those calories in the cakes, chips, candy, cookies, hot dogs, chocolate bars etc. which provides you little or no nutrition or food value.
How is Food Value Measured?
The value is the health benefits you receive from your positive food choices vs. the empty calories.
You Have a Choice!
If you want to feel healthy and energized, choose good nutrition. ACE Nutrition can help with a tailor-made plan that clarifies meals, snacks and portion sizes.
Often it is our feelings and emotions that get in the way, The food cravings sabotage us particularly when we are trying to manage our stress. Learning strategies to curb your cravings is one of the most important ways to control emotional eating.
Menu Planning is Key to Good Food Choices
My top tips are to schedule time each week to create your menu. Don't put pressure on yourself to plan for the whole week at once, maybe planning 3-4 days ahead is more suitable for you. Also, when you cook, plan to cook extra. That way you can build your next meals with the leftovers.
Check out "The Joy of Good Nutrition" on Facebook for some nutritious and easy 15 minute cooking demos.
Every Meal Counts
We don’t say “every meal counts” to make you feel guilty, but to remind you that your body will respond positively and feel good when you eat well.
Small indulgences are part of a healthy eating plan. Indulgences are strongly encouraged, in moderate portion sizes, once or twice a week.
If you have been overly indulgent for a day or two, remember that every meal is a new opportunity to make better choices and to get back on track. Do not wait for Monday to restart.
Make sure to eat breakfast, lunch and supper (and snacks as required). Plan to have something from each of the food groups every meal. This includes a grain, fruit and vegetables, and protein. Remember this golden rule when meal planning.