Be kinder to your­self

JESS BLAIR IS A NATUROPATH AND NU­TRI­TION­IST (WELLNESSBYBLAIR.COM)

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1. GET ENOUGH SLEEP

Pri­ori­tise sleep. I think we tend to skimp on our sleep in times of stress – it’s the one thing we ‘lose’ dur­ing busier pe­ri­ods. Eight to 10 hours a night is ideal – aim for this most nights.

2. REFOCUS YOUR GOALS

In­stead of fo­cus­ing on a weight-loss goal, fo­cus on a health goal. The weight will fol­low. By al­low­ing our­selves to have a health goal, we’re more likely to suc­ceed.

3. START OFF RIGHT

Eat a break­fast full of protein and good fats. This sets your day up well and sta­bilises your blood su­gar, which is so im­por­tant to avoid binge­ing on high-su­gar foods.

4. BE COM­PAS­SION­ATE

Your re­la­tion­ship with your­self and the way you speak to your­self is im­por­tant so make sure you talk to your­self like you would your best friend.

5. HEALTHY SNACK­ING

Al­ways have some snacks in your hand­bag – that way when you’re stuck in traf­fic you can have some nuts or some­thing high in protein on hand. (That’s the mum in me com­ing out.)

FO­CUS ON A HEALTH GOAL.THE WEIGHT WILL FOL­LOW. BY AL­LOW­ING OUR­SELVES TO HAVE A HEALTH GOAL WE’RE MORE LIKELY TO SUC­CEED

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