A new year, a new you! Sure, you have probably already thought of a few different New Year’s Resolutions that can improve your lifestyle, but have you considered changing your diet? Many people set themselves a resolution to lose weight or get fitter, but few of them actually the right ways to go about this. Of course, dieting is a big part of losing weight and getting fitter, but you should also make some other changes to your diet. Simply cutting down on your daily calorie intake isn’t enough. The best weight loss diets are all about making changes to the way we think about food, and giving our bodies the nutrition it really needs.
So, ready to improve your diet in 2018? Here are some of the main changes you need to consider.
Four Meals A Day
Right now, you probably eat three square meals a day with a few snacks thrown in between. However, this could all be about to change as many professionals are now preaching the benefits of increase out daily number of meals a day to four. If you ask your local nutritionist, they will tell you that eating four smaller meals rather than three larger ones can help your metabolism work at a faster rate and burn off a lot more calories.
Switch To Unrefined Foods
Even though you think the rice and pasta dishes you are always cooking for your families might be really healthy, they could be deceiving you. What kind of pasta are you using? If you are using just plain old rice pasta, then it could be time to switch to wholemeal pasta. That’s because white varieties of pasta or rice are refined and not as complex as brown or wholemeal types. Unrefined foods are harder for our bodies to break down and, therefore, will keep you fuller for longer so that you won’t be quite as tempted to snack so often.
Swap Meat For Fish
These days, it is also highly recommended that we all cut down on our meat intake. Even though meat is a great source of protein and important vitamins and minerals, such as iron, eating large portions of meat can actually bring some health dangers and risks. Don’t worry, though, you can still get a meaty fix even if you don’t eat as much fit in 2018 – you just need to switch to fish! Fish is a great substitute for meat as it is packed full of healthy nutrients and protein. From fish stews to fish curries, there are plenty of recipes you can cook with it!
Time Your Protein
It’s not just about what you eat – when you eat it is incredibly important as well. For instance, your body needs protein the most right after a workout so that it can use it to repair any damage done during the workout. Plus, it will help your body replenish its energy supplies. One of the best things you can have after a workout is a chocolate milkshake – the milk is high in protein and there’s just enough sugar to keep your energy levels up.
Make these changes to your diet in 2018 and you will find that your health is given a big boost!