New Year – New you!!
January is always that month of the year where we set our goals and aspirations for things to come. Unfortunately it’s also a hectic time of year where our resolutions seem insurmountable. Here are my 5 tips to keep you your healthiest self for 2015:
See a professional!
You can’t be expected to implement all of your wellness goals on your own! Book an appointment so that lasting changes are supported and realistic for your lifestyle. As an ND, I help meet my clients where they are and create a personally tailored wellness plan for attainable health goals
Make daily goals, Not yearly ones!
Setting daily goals entails greater commitment to a health resolution. Yearly goals can seem too farfetched. Do one thing each day to improve your wellbeing; 8 hours of sleep, 2 litres of water, exercise, stretching, 10 minutes of deep breathing. And most of all pat yourself on the back for reaching each daily goal set.
Picture how you want your year/month/week to look – VISUALIZE!
My mom says that worrying is asking for something bad to happen. We have enough on our plates without projecting negative outcomes for ourselves. Know that you can achieve your goals and spend 5-10 minutes every day actually visualizing them! Picture yourself doing and being happy in your goals. We have to energetically put out there what we want to call in!
Support your Liver!
Everyone wants to do a detox come January. Aggressive detoxes can cause more stress to the body than good. BE CONSISTENT and be kind to your body. The most important organ to support in order to “detox” your body and life is your Liver. Water + Lemon in the morning, Milk Thistle Capsules, Castor Oil packs and contrast showers are just some of the ways to boost your Liver’s performance.
Dietary Changes for the Long Run!
Don’t just make changes in your diet because you have behaved badly over the holidays! Yo-yo dieting has never helped anyone maintain a healthy weight. Eat in moderation and cut the crap – sugar, caffeine, alcohol, fried foods! Try to approach every meal from a ½ - ¼ - ¼ mentality. Half of your plate should consist of leafy greens, one quarter should consists of a lean protein (not beef or pork), and the other quarter should consist of a health grain or “starch” (rice, quinoa, millet, sweet potato etc.). This goes for seconds too! Even for breakfast you can follow the same principles in a shake.
I wish everybody a happy and healthy 2015 and please contact me if there are any health goals you would like to work on or need assistance with!
Dr. Kate Hunter, ND