The new year means it is time for a new you! There are 5 easy things that you can do to transform yourself this year. We will explore each of these and how you can easily incorporate these into your life. The first step is to write down your goals. What are you looking to achieve? Do you want to lose 5kg by February or are you wanting to increase muscle mass to compete in a body building competition in April? Once you work out exactly what you want to do you will have a better idea of what steps you need to take. Be specific when you are setting goals, as this will ensure that the results you see will be exactly what you want. Also be true to yourself when setting your goals, there is no point setting a goal if it isn't EXACTLY what you want to achieve, as you will have no will-power, drive or desire to go after it. Don't set a half hearted goal and expect yourself to achieve it. Be honest with yourself and set a goal that means something to you.
Once you have your goals set out, you need to work on your diet. Depending on what your goals are, will influence your diet. Clean out the cupboards of all the rubbish and go for a big shop. The biggest hint I can give you when it comes to grocery shopping, is mainly stick to the outside of the store and buy fresh produce. Minimise products that come in packaging and buy organic where you can. To keep your metabolism firing eat six small meals per day and work on portion control. For protein and carbohydrates in main meals keep the portion size to no bigger than the palm of your hand (or size of your fist). Do not starve yourself, this is counter intuitive, you can actually eat more and lose weight if you time your meals correctly and eat fresh produce.