So, we’ve had Christmas and what can I say, it’s time for small changes for better health. I’ve eaten two boxes of Ferrero Rocher and they weren’t the small boxes. Left in front of me the temptation to eat them was too hard to bear, and now I’m feeling all that sugar.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed them they’re my favourites. I only have them at birthdays and Christmas so they’re definitely a treat. But it is excessive in this short space of time.
I feel I’m now ready to refresh and start the year with a few plans. So what do I do… start looking at healthy eating plans and exercise of course, doesn’t everybody.
I’m not making resolutions and I don’t need a diet so my plan is to eat healthier and find an exercise class suitable for arthritis. The class, I’ve found, the eating needs more planning but here’s what I’m thinking.
Small changes everyday that can make for a better diet.
1. Cut out as much Sugar as possible.
2. Breakfast of eggs, poached scrambled or omelette. they’re better than toast or cereal.
3. More fish for lunch, tuna or salmon, tinned is fine. Oily fish is always good mackerel or sardines.
4. Try to avoid bread and pasta as much as I can, have whole grain on other days. Eat more grains, beans, lentils, chickpeas, veg and avocado.
5. NO BISCUITS
6. Drink more water! (something I forget about)
What do you think about absolutely no biscuits?
Apparently it’s good to eat the biscuit and get it off your mind. 2020 will see the rise in intuitive exercise and mental health care at the gym. Paying more attention to how we feel mentally and physically before and during exercise. So don’t dwell on the biscuit, eat it then forget about it and don’t feel guilty.
My exercise plan is simple. I’m joining a Yoga class suitable for all ages and ability, with simple changes enabling me to take part despite my arthritis. I’m also going to get into a better dog walking routine throughout the week, Ralf will be happy about that.
I also had a taster of a relaxing beauty therapy before Christmas…. but that’s a story for next month.
2020 is going to be refreshing for my mind and body and hopefully my health. Are you making any positive changes in 2020?