The New Year is finally here!
With the celebrations behind us and the hangover (hopefully) in the rear-view mirror, now’s the perfect time to start thinking about investing in a happier, healthier you for 2018.
For many people, that will mean making a promise to yourself to cut down on unhealthy foods, and up your exercise. The only problem is, while we all have great intentions for losing weight in January, the restrictive and often unrealistic nature of dieting makes it much harder than we first think to lose weight and keep it off.
The good news is that if you want to create a slimmer you this year, there’s no need to force yourself into limited diet plans that simply don’t work. Instead, all you need to do is commit to a little bit of balance in your meal plans.
Lose weight, stay sweet
When we created our meringue crowns here at Silvina’s Nature, we began with a quest to find a way of losing weight that didn’t involve constant calorie counting and dangerously restrictive dieting. We wanted to make healthy eating into something that could be fun, indulgent and even luxurious.
That’s why our healthy snacks offer all the deliciousness of your favourite treats, without the chemicals, preservatives, and extra calories that can damage your New Year’s Resolutions.
If you’re planning on losing weight in the year ahead, then we recommend taking the same balanced approach to weight loss, as we took when we first designed Silvina’s Nature Crowns. In other words, don’t force yourself to give up on the fun parts of life, or starve yourself into a smaller dress size. Instead, embrace the power of moderation.
Making the most of moderation
One of the reasons why so many New Year’s Resolutions get broken – particularly in connection to dieting – is that people try to force themselves to give up on their favourite treat. Telling yourself that you can’t have a mouthful of chocolate or your favourite soda occasionally, isn’t going to power a healthier lifestyle. Instead, it’s more likely to push you into a situation where you end up falling off the wagon completely.
The key is to find healthy alternatives for indulging your cravings. For instance, if you’re dying for your peanut butter fix, then help yourself to a hand of natural, gluten-free Peanut Butter Crowns, rather than chomping through an entire jar of peanut butter from the cupboard.
The key to success in dieting is often about making sure that you set yourself up for a balanced lifestyle, where no food is forbidden, but you’re also aware of your triggers, and how many unhealthy cravings you’re indulging in.
The more you can replace bad habits with good ones that feel and taste just as great, the more likely you are to come out of 2018 feeling happier, healthier, and slimmer!