As soon as the weather turns a little chillier we all start making excuses – to not eat right, to not be active and to not stay on track. But Winter is actually the best time to start your journey and get a great head start on those summer goals, here is just a few tips to help you out.
1. Stay Active – With cooler nights and shorter days it is easy to let your activity slip, but by make simple changes we can make sure that we stay on track. Try making the most of your lunch breaks with a quick 15-30 minute walk, you will get to enjoy the best weather of the day and recharge your batteries for the afternoon ahead.
2. Eat Regularly – The colder weather can tempt us to eat more by eating regularly (every 3-4 hours) you will keep your body satisfied. Talk to your coach about creating a menu with all your favourite Jenny Craig Winter meals that will help satisfy you for longer and ensure the munchies stay at bay all Winter long.
3. Stay Hydrated – We understand that drinking an ice cold glass of water is not as appealing in the depths of Winter, so why not have warm water instead? Mix half cold, half boiling water and lemon or lime for extra taste, for a great winter hydration boost. It is also easy to drink extra caffeine in winter due to wanting warm drinks, so warm water and herbal teas can help keep you on track and ensure you aren’t over caffeinated.
4. Keep your Eye on the Prize – Staying focused on our goals and that motivation to be as healthy as possible when the warmer months arrive is the best way to stay on track and keep the excuses at bay. Write down your goals for summer and keep reminding yourself of them throughout the cooler months. How do you want to look and feel for summer? Remember the preparation for summer is in winter.
5. Cook with Flavour – We all know when Winter arrives cooking and preparing healthy meals gets harder. But by embracing the great seasonal fruits and vegetables on offer we can maximise on flavor and ensure we are getting all the vitamins we need. Try some of the below great additions to your meals:
Beetroot, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbages, cauliflower, carrots, eggplant, fennel, garlic, kohlrabi, leeks, mushroom, parsnips, silver beet, squash, swede, turnips, apples, cumquats, feijoa, lemons, limes, mandarins, nashi, oranges, passionfruit, pears, persimmons, tamarillos.
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