There are many things that people choose to give up for the New Year. Most commonly these seem to revolve around losing weight or giving up chocolate but there are some better options out there.
5. Reducing Carbohydrate
For those who are determined to lose weight there is always the option of cutting down on carbs. Carbohydrate rich diets are something that are very common nowadays and those who are struggling to lose weight or want to diet, cutting down on carbohydrates and increasing water intake and the amount of fruit and vegetables you eat instead. This will help you to lose weight without having to go on a very strict diet.
4. Grill instead of Fry
If you are looking for a healthy start to the New Year then you can always change how you cook your food. Grilling food instead of frying it means that the fat in foods like sausages and bacon drip down onto the grill pan instead of having your food swimming in fat and grease whilst you are cooking it, this means that you not only lower your fat intake and cholesterol.
3. Smaller meals but more of them
Some people have a metabolism that actually benefits from eating smaller meals more often. This can help you feel like you have more energy. This won’t necessarily help with weight loss as many people claim, but it does mean that you may well feel better in yourself. Whether you have six meals a day or stick to three, the most important thing to remember is to eat regularly and not starve yourself.
Home coming is a great way to reduce the amount of fat and salt in your diet and it doesn’t have to be fancy. Making something as simple as spaghetti bolognaise or curry from scratch can make a huge difference to your diet.
Homemade bread is surprisingly easy to make and you can make all sorts of different flavours from cinnamon loaf to walnut or even banana bread. These not only offer a tasty alternative to other snack foods such as crisps and cakes but you also get to experiment with different flavours that you won’t find in the supermarkets.