Have you ever thought about the top resolutions that are made at the beginning of each new year? According to a Nielsen Study, the top-ranked resolutions have to do with diet and exercise. In fact, 37% of the population resolves to get into better shape and lose weight. The Patch website notes that eating better tops the list as well.
One thing is for sure, people are striving for wellness in the new year. Many will attempt quick weight loss and diet schemes with little to no success. Gyms will fill up with hopefuls only to go back to empty treadmills soon enough. Where do you stand on resolutions pertaining to your health? Are you determined to see lasting change? If so, please contact Fountain of You, Melbourne, FL’s premier anti-aging and aesthetic office. We want you to live your best life and fulfill your goals as well.
One thing that many people commit to is making dietary changes that will create better health and promote weight loss. We are behind a clean nutrient dense diet all the way! In fact, you may remember a blog series we did on the Paleo Lifestyle. We want to see everyone eat fresh whole foods that come from the Earth from sustainable resources. Here is an acronym that we hope will assist you when it comes time for your next meal or grocery store trip:
Stop Eating C.R.A.P.
- C: Carbonation – Carbonated beverages can have a negative impact on your teeth and many are filled with sugar and artificial ingredients. Stick with the water and unsweetened teas and coffee and you can eliminate a ton of calories from your diet.
- R: Refined – Foods that have been altered from their natural state and, thus, contain a lower nutrient profile.
- A: Artificial – If you cannot pronounce it, chances are your body cannot tolerate it leading to inflammation, weight, gain and more. Recent
- P: Processed – Foods that undergo some form of alteration when being prepared.
The Standard American Diet is full of prepackaged and processed foods containing a variety of artificial ingredients. By remembering this acronym, you can begin to make better choices when it comes to the foods you purchase and consume. Psychology Today found that over 50% of us find it easier to do taxes than eat right, but it does not have to be this way.
Remember to take a look at your choices and then ask yourself if what you are considering fits into any of these categories. Lowering the amount of unnatural and/or altered forms of foods that you eat is a great way to put yourself on the road to better health.