We're well into 2018 in our Physical Therapy clinics in Elizabeth and Jersey City, so we all know what that means: healthy diet resolution time! We know how hard it can be to stick to any diet resolution that we make for the year, but we're here to help with our 5 tips to help you STICK to your diet goals for this year and beyond.
Resolving to get more fiber in your diet this year? Any diet change is easier if you take slow, small steps. Vow to add a piece of produce to your brown lunch bag daily. Designate a day as fish day. Package up a single serving of your favorite whole-grain cereal, then treat it as your mid-morning snack.
Water, Water, Everywhere!
Water. It's cheap, fat-free, and gives your body a quanching boost. Drinking water promotes weight loss, flushes out toxins, improves skin complexion and boosts your immune system.
Go For The Gold...And Red...And Purple
Colorful produce is PACKED with disease-fighting plant compounds, so when you shop, reach for a rainbow. Designate a color-a-day. Maybe Mondays are yellow, with grapefruit, golden apples, or corn starring in meals, while Tuesdays are purple with plum and eggplant.
Tackle Mindless Munching
You're chatting with friends around the dinner table or watching a DVD and you just keep nibbling. Try these tips to reign in the munchies: Pay attention and look at each piece of food you plan to eat. Busy your hands with a glass of water, a cup of tea, or cleaning off the table.
Stack The Odds In Your Favor
Don't forget to help yourself succeed, and to reach out for help when you need it. Buddy up with a friend or family member with diet and weight loss resolutions. Then share your ideas, plans, and successes regularly.
She is a McKenzie certified back pain Physical Therapist specialist, an LSVT BIG certified specialist for Parkinson's Disease, and also specializes in treating Vestibular conditions relating to vertigo, dizziness, and other balance disorders.