New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat healthier and quit sugar are common but often fail due to stress, fatigue and busy-lifestyles. Fad diets and weight-loss programs are often overly restrictive, take the pleasure out of eating and are lacking in the essential nutrients your body needs. Aiming to increase your daily intake of different coloured fruit and vegetables may be a better goal for the New Year.
The World Health Organisation attributes at least 2.7 million deaths globally each year to having a low fruit and vegetable intake; according to the Australian Heart Foundation only 5.5% of adults consume the recommended daily intake of fruit and vegetables. Research now suggests that we should double previous guidelines and aim for x10 serves of fruit and vegetables a day to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and premature death.
I believe that we all have the ability to lead a balanced, healthy life when we are equipped with the knowledge of how to eat healthily and manage our stress levels. Feel free to contact me if you would like individualised support on your journey towards wellbeing and help in feeling more confident in managing your fertility and health goals.
In the meantime, here are some practical tips and ideas for helping you to keep your healthy eating New Year’s resolutions: