Be kinder to yourself
JESS BLAIR IS A NATUROPATH AND NUTRITIONIST (WELLNESSBYBLAIR.COM)
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