Health resolutions for the new year

Post holidays at the beginning of the year is a typical time for resolutions — a time to change our lives for the better. January only competes with pre bathing suit season for getting in shape. It’s the time of the year that clients ask me about weight loss and eating better. Here are a few concrete ways to start you on the path to health and a better-looking body.

  1. Eat until you are 80% full.
  2. Drink half of your weight (pounds) in ounces of water daily.
  3. Eat fruit either 20 minutes before a meal or 2 hours after.
  4. Eat 9 to 11 servings of mostly vegetables and fruit daily.
  5. Cut down on gluten-containing foods.
  6. Eat protein in the morning.
  7. Get 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily.
  8. Walk everywhere and use the stairs regularly.
  9. Take a good quality probiotic daily.
  10. Cut processed foods from you diet…please.

Of course, there are many more things that you can do to get fit. These are general guidelines and are not individualized. Nevertheless, this is a good start.