As the new year draws closer, you may be considering making healthy lifestyle changes like exercising or eating a healthier diet. There are healthy approaches to achieving your objectives.
Rachel Thiemann, a clinical dietitian at Bryan Health, advised setting modest but targeted initial goals. similar to including one fruit or vegetable in a dish. Next, determine how often you want to add an extra fruit and make sure it’s measurable.
Making your goal attainable is also crucial; it should push you but not be unachievable.
“Thinking of the next year is a really long time,” Thiemann said. “If you think about it in, you know in the next day I’m gonna do this, and really break it down into those smaller increments even evaluating after a month to see like is this going well.”
According to Thiemann, having an accountability team to collaborate with one another is also a smart concept. Whether it be a dietitian or family members or friends striving for comparable objectives. Additionally, they can monitor you to make sure you’re not overdoing it or placing undue restrictions on yourself.
Additionally, Thiemann suggested that it could be simpler to start the New Year with a different perspective.
“Instead of thinking of it as a resolution, think of it as a new tradition that you are starting with your family instead that it’s going to continue on past just this year.”