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LOS ANGELES, CA, December 31, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- If your day usually starts out with hot tasty coffee, chances are you are being heavily tempted (if not succumbing to) the the vast array of tasty delights that are on offer in the coffee shops during this festive season. You can choose from Gingerbread Latte, Peppermint Mocha Coffee with whipped cream, or Nutmeg Cinnamon Eggnog CupCake Fantasy (OK, this one we made up - but you get the point!) over the festive holidays.
There is no denying that they look great! They definitely taste great too! But, they contain a whopping amount of calories as well as a huge amount of saturated fat! Sorry for holding up the flag of reality - but this is the hard truth!
When something looks so good, tastes so good, it is hard to say no! We know! However, it is important that you are aware of what you are putting in your body. Not only can the web bring you up to date with exactly what calories such beverages contain, but can also you some healthy alternatives. Click to discover more from Authority Health here, to help better understand just what a special festive, cream laced, chocolate filled, sugar ladened coffee really can do for your weight loss efforts (spoiler alert- not a lot!!).
Thank goodness Christmas comes but once a year. On average, a person consumes 7,000 calories on Christmas Day alone - 3 times the recommended daily allowance! The wake of destruction left behind by the festive season is huge.
When it comes to choosing what New Year's resolution to adopt and strive for, undoubtedly losing the unwanted extra consumed calories is high up on the agenda.
Dating back hundreds of years from when the Babylonians simply made resolutions to return borrowed money, New Year's resolutions are traditionally made at the beginning of the year to change certain behaviours that a person is not happy with or trying to change. In our modern age, these usually center around fixing our body, eating healthier, improving our mind and well-being, sorting out finances, quitting cigarettes or changing our careers to something that we find more fulfilling. Whatever your New Year's resolution are, eating healthy is definitely one of the most important.
Here are some easy resolutions that you can adopt this New year.
6 Healthy New Year's Resolutions
Eat less Sugar
If you checked the packets of produce, chances are you would be shocked about the amount of sugar that is contained within even the most innocent looking items. And sugar is unhealthy. There are options out there if you have a sweet tooth - try honey, agave, date honey, molasses or stevia.
Limit Alcohol to Once a week
A glass of wine here and there is fine, even healthy, but try keep it to a minimum. Alcohol contains high levels of calories and it can leave you feeling wiped out the next day. Stick to the weekends for a special treat.
Eat in Not Out
The benefits of home cooked food have been linked to happier and healthier people. Use healthy methods of cooking steaming, baking, broiling and boiling to optimal health benefits.
More Fresh Fruit
Not only will you save money, you will actually be able to monitor what you are putting into your body. By being more food conscious, you will inevitably start making healthier food choices and being more healthy.
Increase Water Intake
Water is key to staying healthy. Staying hydrated helps us stay in top physical shape, increases energy levels and relieves constipation to name but a few.
If quitting your morning coffee is just too much of an ask, then make sure to go skinny! You will save yourself around 120 calories which is a significant saving. Apply this rule to other items of food including skinny yogurts, drinks and other low calorie options.
These are our suggestions, what are your New Year's resolutions?
Article by Health Authority
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