(NC) As temperatures rise and we shed the bulky clothing, thoughts of healthier living come to mind. These days we’re seeing fewer fad diets and quick fixes as we start to understand it’s all about balance and moderation.
Healthy living isn’t a sprint, but a long-distance journey that requires commitment and honesty with yourself. It’s about finding the things that work for your life and will make it easier to add new better habits to your everyday routine. Here are a few tips and tricks to help with a seamless transition to a healthier you:
1. Do what feels natural and makes you happy. Everyone has their own preferences — some like workout classes, some like at-home Zumba, some like the challenge of developing new and healthy recipes. Find the practices that fit your life and give you a sense of accomplishment. New habits will never stick if they continue to feel like a chore.
2. Control what you can. Think about the daily temptations we face, like office parties with lots of cake or dinner with friends, and decide which parts of your day you can control. Packing your own lunch for work, or simply not buying junk food to have in the house are great ways to control your environment. We all face situations where unhealthy options present themselves, so be mindful of the moments that are completely in your control.
3. Have the right things on hand, both at home and in the office. We often remember to remove the junk from our reach, but what about adding cupboard staples that encourage healthier snacking? With many of us facing smaller pantries, food items that serve double-duty have never been more important. Shelf Stable Almond Breeze can be stored in your cupboard, unrefrigerated until it’s opened. Once open, it’s the perfect beverage or ingredient for delicious smoothies and a wide range of healthy recipes.