New Year’s Resolution is not about WILLPOWER…..

Here we are… New Year’s has come and gone and now we are left facing what some deem intimidating and others empowering: The New Years Resolution.
And it’s Monday, which makes it a double whammy.
No more “it can wait until after the weekend” and none of the “next year I will resolve to”….its here and now so CONFRONT it head on.
What’s interesting about diet resolutions is that to succeed, you need to understand that it’s not about will power. Contrary to what you may think , its not about holding back from eating certain foods or restricting yourself from junk, but rather, it’s about formulating structure and making the effort to plan to make the right choices. Structure is the key element to accomplishing your fitness resolutions.
I am one of those people who likes to eat the same thing every day. Some may call it boring but i just call it habit. I simply have very choosy and picky tastes and therefore stick to the same “super” foods each day and vary them up by mixing them together in different (large)combinations.
My diet almost always consists of the same foods:
  1. Healthy fats (TONS of nuts, olive oil and avocado)
  2. Lean proteins (Salmon, Flounder, Tuna, Sushi etc)
  3. Complex carbs (sweet potato, beans, barley, chickpeas, fiber cereal, oatmeal, brown rice)
  4. Non fat dairy (Greek yogurt, skim milk)
  5. Fruits and vegetable (isn’t wine considered a fruit? 🙂
I eat more calories in a given day than most women my age eat in a week.  I simply eat from the above list and don’t count calories, don’t control portions but do enjoy healthy clean eating.
If you structure your diet with clean, fibrous and nutrient rich filling foods you will not feel that you need any “will power” to stay on track to accomplish your goals.
As always, feel free to reply with comments or questions I will be more than happy to help you structure a new years plan specifically for you!
Happy New Year!!

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