A Message About New Years Resolutions....

If you're thinking new year new me stop right there. What's wrong with the old you? Unless you're a mass murderer or arsonist I don't see any reason to transform yourself into this better being just because we've gone from one month to the other. Someone once said that they don't like to make resolutions because it sounds as though something was wrong in the first place, instead they make goals which sounds much nicer. We've become consumed with the idea of transforming ourselves each year and this includes spending obscene amounts of money of fad diets and cleanses that just don't work. So, before you sign up to that £49.99 juice cleanse on Groupon, here are some reasons why you should stay away from the fad diets this month...

1. It hasn't work before and it won't now

Who tries a new detox every January? Exactly. If you're having to do a new one each year it obviously isn't working is it. If you want to make a real change that's lasting but you don't know where to start, do your research. Find a good Personal Trainer, a good Nutritionist or maybe even a Doctor/Nurse and ask them for some help. Websites such as the NHS offer lots of basic advice to give you underlying knowledge of where to start. 

2. It's a waste of money

Most of us don't have the money for an overpriced 'detox' at the best of times but especially not in January. A lot of people complain that eating well is expensive but it's a lot more bloody expensive to buy a short lived diet plan that will have little effect on your future diet. Instead of spending that £50 on a crappy detox, spend it on REAL foods, meaning locally sourced, fresh meat, fish and vegetables, that's the only detox you need. 

3. You'll put the weight back on

Chances are if you lose weight quickly, too quickly that you will eventually put the weight back on. I'm really not trying to be sinister but it takes around 66 days to change a habit and if you've just lost a load of weight in 2 weeks you may feel great but your mindset won't have necessarily changed and your relationship with food may not yet be healthy as you go back to binging. Plus, if you're on a 3 day juice cleanse and you lose 6 pounds in these days then you've mainly lost water weight i'm afraid. If you've not learnt how to eat well and gone straight back to your usual diet that juice cleanse has done nothing for you. 

4. Eat right and exercise

I'm sorry to break it to you but if you didn't already know this i'm telling you now, there's no magic pill, and if there was it would cost millions because pharmaceutical companies could make so much money from it. The only way to lose weight/ build muscle is to eat a healthy and balanced diet and exercise a sufficient amount. This way you'll be nourishing your body with the right nutrients whilst also burning fat and building muscle, a mix of cardio and resistance training is the best way to build your overall fitness.


No comments