3 Ways to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

January, it’s a fresh start. A chance to create your 2021 New Year’s Resolutions. Before you set a hefty health goal, think. Are your resolutions sustainable?

However, more often than not, the health and wellness resolutions chosen are highly restrictive and unsustainable, leading most people to break their resolutions within a few weeks. This is why many people make the same resolutions year after year. Here are 3 Ways to Keep Your New Years Resolutions.

3 Ways To Keep Your New Years Resolutions

3 Ways To Keep Your New Years Resolutions

The New Years Fad Diet – 3 Ways to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

You got it folks – our team of nutritionists are urging you to give up the New Year’s (fad) diet! We get the allure of juice cleanses, The Cabbage Soup Diet and extreme low-calorie diets. Yes, you will lose weight but these diets are unsustainable, unrealistic and to be honest a little mad.

All these fad diets have one thing in common- they focus on major weight loss without any emphasis on wellbeing or nutrition and often result in the return of weight over time.

Realistic Resolution:

The key thing to remember when embarking on a health journey is to be patient with yourself as your body needs time to physically adjust to the changes in your diet as well as maintain this new healthy habit. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. To begin your healthy-eating journey, you may find the support of a nutrition expert helpful.

Our team of nutritionists can prescribe a specific diet or meal plan that aligns with your body’s needs. They can help tailor this plan to meet your bodies needs, helping you successfully implement this plan in your daily life in a way that works best for you.

3 Ways To Keep Your New Years Resolutions

3 Ways To Keep Your New Years Resolutions

The Exercise Obligation- 3 Ways to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

In January the gyms are hopping! But why are they not hoping come February or March? What makes some people stick to their physical activity regime and most fall off?

Often we approach them wholeheartedly with extremely high expectations. We set these lofty goals hoping for the best. Inevitably, life gets in the way. Stress increases, things come up and we feel disappointed when we can’t achieve our goal. This is where most give up. Only to start again later when they muster up the courage.

Realistic Resolution:

Focus on progress and not perfection! You can always increase your number of workouts or your workout intensity. This way, we take down the mental barrier against this new activity. For example, try a new home workout for 15-20 minutes – if this seems easy (and you are less likely to say no) then it’s a great place to start! Just try to come up with a routine that you can keep up consistently until it becomes a habit.

How many people stick to their New Year’s resolutions?

Studies have shown that less than 25% of people actually stay committed to their resolutions after just 30 days, and only 8% accomplish them.
3 Ways To Keep Your New Years Resolutions

3 Ways To Keep Your New Years Resolutions

Magically Making More Time – 3 Ways to Keep Your New Years Resolutions

Magically making more time is a faulty New Year’s Resolution because we all have the same 24 hours in the day. This goal sets us up to fantasise about squeezing more into our otherwise jam-packed schedule. This is simply unrealistic. It doesn’t work. You feel exhausted and give up. Instead, ask yourself what can you REMOVE from your schedule? This will naturally make room for self-nurturing activities to meet your lifestyle goals.

Realistic Resolution:

Learn to prioritise. It’s impossible to make more time. So naturally when the New Year hits and you promise to make more time for food shopping, prepping, cooking and chilling meals… Well, this is just not going to happen. Why not leave the hard part to us and let our gourmet chefs do all of your meal prep for the week. This way you can focus on the more important things that take up your day, while still achieving your New Years goals.

Bottom line…

This year, give up lofty, unrealistic New Year’s Resolutions! Say no to the fad diets, extreme exercise regimes and jam packing more into your already busy schedule! The key thing to remember when embarking on a health journey is to be patient with yourself as your body needs time to physically adjust to the changes in your diet as well as maintain this new healthy habit. And remember, don’t be afraid to ask for help.

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Annie O'Brien

Annie O'Brien

Annie is our Business Development Manager here at GourmetFuel. Annie completed her Bachelor’s degree in Food Innovation at the Technology University of Dublin. Before joining the team at GourmetFuel, she worked for a successful start-up company based in New York City where she gained valuable experience in product development, food safety, and allergen management and control.  Her areas of interest are food business sustainability, health promotion, and nutrition research. 

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