We don’t believe in New Years’ resolutions – we know that 80% of them fail by the second week of February. Aim to improve what you’re doing rather than setting restrictive, all-or-nothing goals. Acknowledge from the beginning that you’re going to have slip-ups – you’re human. But if you commit to returning to your goal after a slip-up, you’ll build healthy habits over time.
A delicious meal is usually the highlight of Christmas Day – except maybe not for the cook who spends most of the day running back and forth to the hot kitchen, while everyone else is sitting outside having fun.
Christmas is a time to let your hair down a little. Enjoy a few glasses of wine and some Christmas cake (we can’t resist a cream and fruit covered pavlova). But to make sure you come out of the holiday period feeling healthy and fit, and not having undone all the good work you’ve put in this year, prepare to eat healthy meals in between all the celebrating.
We know how to get enough vitamin C (oranges!), vitamin D (sunshine!) and the vision-helping vitamin A (carrots!), but where do we get our all-important vitamin B12 from?
We need protein in our diet for a few very important things – like growing and repairing cells. Protein fuels and powers our bodies, helps oxygenate our blood, maintain a healthy immune system and regulate our hormones. So how can we make sure we’re getting enough of this essential nutrient?