The New Year is notorious for resolutions. The most popular New Year’s resolutions often revolve around getting healthier. Whether that means getting a gym membership, training for a half marathon or starting a new diet, healthy eating and living is usually at the forefront of these changes. But when you’re a part of a family, it’s great to get the household on board with your new healthy lifestyle changes!
This may seem like a challenge, but we have some tips on how to get everyone in the same routine, which will ultimately help their health and wellbeing (they’ll thank you for it in the end!)
- Make healthy food accessible
First things first – buy healthy food! Swap the chips for crackers and dip, and the lollies for fruit. If you don’t have access to unhealthy food, you can’t eat it – but that doesn’t mean you should go without snacks! It’s important to have healthy alternatives to curb those cravings. I.e. Instead of chocolate, try bliss balls!
- Change your vocabulary
It’s important to use positive language when trying out new healthy habits. Talk less about the “bad food” you “can’t” eat anymore, and focus more on all of the good food you get to try and enjoy. We don’t want to create an unhealthy mindset when it comes to food. Eating a handful of lollies and chips is not bad for you – you just have to enjoy them in moderation!
- Drink water!
This might be the most important part of your new healthy routine. Drinking plenty of water will keep you full for longer, and it will also work wonders for your skin and is great for your health in general. We recommend getting a large water bottle and drinking at least 2 – 3 litres a day! We promise it’s easier than it sounds! Try adding a slice of lemon or cucumber to the water for some extra flavour.
- Cook as a family
This is a great way to get everyone involved and excited for the change! Whether it’s one night a week, or more, your family is more likely to get around food they have helped to make. It’s also a great way for the non-chefs in the house to learn some healthy recipes, too!
Good luck on your healthy change. Your body will love you for this, and so will your taste buds!