It’s that time of the year..Christmas is over and we all feel like we have overindulged. Waistbands are tight and buttons a popping.
Its not surprising that January seems the highest peak in gym memberships, diet club attendances and detox purchases made. But do we really need to change?? I guess the answer is yes. But not just for January. Ive tried to change the way I look at what I eat over the past few months and luckily it kind of fed through into the festive period unintentionally. Yes I ate all of my favourite treats, embraced a glass of baileys and the cheeseboard was definitely my friend but I knew when to stop – I didn’t feel like I had to clear my plate when I was already full. I’m almost certain (although I haven’t weighed) that I’ve gained a few pounds yet unlike previous years I’m not worried about it as I feel like things have shifted for me. January won’t contain two roast dinners a week with goose fat potatoes or open boxes of Lindt truffles on my desk just because… I definitely will not be buying a humongous ham that lasts us a week next month. You will see posts from me about diet changes, healthier dishes and products I think make a lifestyle adaptation easier – note that I don’t say change here because you will still see chocolate cakes and creamy pasta dishes but I can’t eat that way every day of the week. I wish I could but even if externally I could get away with it ( I can’t ) I know that its not doing my insides any good. Heck I may even start an exercise routine again…but lets not get ahead of ourselves here.
So while this year sees no real resolutions from me. I am determined to do everything I can to be a healthy and happy woman…who still enjoys cheese.
Just a little less of this..
and a little more of this…
Look out for my next post which will have a selection of low fat recipes which are also pretty tasty!