1. Start Your Day With Protein
I believe that breakfast sets the tone for the rest of your day and that you should start as you mean to go on, so this is why I’d always advise starting the day with a protein packed breakfast. Consuming protein at breakfast will encourage you to consume a protein source at each meal to ensure your protein requirements are being hit consistently.
So, in 2018 swap your coco pops for scrambled eggs or your cereal bar for a protein shake if you’re having breakfast on the go.
2. Prepare An Exciting Lunch
How many times have you prepared yourself a lunch the night before with all the intentions of eating ‘healthy’ only to pull your Tupperware out of your bag at lunchtime to be faced with a dry chicken breast, hard rice and browning broccoli (again) and instead end up in Subway with a foot long sub, three cookies, a packet of crisps and a can of coke.
‘Healthy’ food doesn’t have to be boring, you can turn a bland meal into a culinary masterpiece (slight exaggeration) with these low calorie sauces: Sriracha (15kcals tbsp), Soy Sauce (8kcals tbsp), Frank’s Hot Sauce (5kcal tbsp), Fish Sauce (10kcal tbsp), Tzatziki Sauce (15kcal tbsp), Mustard (5kcal tbsp), Worcestershire Sauce (15kcal tbsp), Vinegar (3kcal tbsp).
3. Set Yourself Daily Goals
Before you go to bed each night set yourself three goals that you’d like to complete the following day. I’m currently using an app called CommitTo3 which allows me to set my three goals, which are then sent to my ‘accountability partner’ who also has the app. This way rather than simply writing your goals on a piece of paper and forgetting about them you’ve got someone close to you who can make sure you’re putting your money where your mouth is!
What other resolutions do you have for 2018?