Many people make a new year’s resolution to improve their diet and it is certainly a good one which can have a positive impact on many aspects of your life. Additionally, now is a smart time to adopt this resolution during a health crisis and with people spending more time at home meaning that they can spend longer cooking and learning how to eat a healthy diet.
The trouble with new year’s resolutions is that they are easy to give up, especially when it is almost expected of people. A good way to avoid doing this is to set yourself various challenges throughout the year, such as dry January where you consume no alcohol or Veganuary where you try a vegan diet for the month. Becoming a vegan is one of the best ways to improve your diet (and reduce your impact), but even if you do not make the switch you should find that a month will encourage you to make positive changes to your diet.
Find Easy Recipes & Videos
Many people like the idea of eating a healthy diet but they are not sure how to go about doing this, particularly if they are not too confident in the kitchen. Fortunately, it has never been easier to find easy health receipts thanks to the internet and you can often find easy to follow videos online too. Additionally, there are many great cooking shows which can provide inspiration and tips on healthy eating.
Learn to Cook
Leading on from this point, if you are not confident in the kitchen then this is something that you should address by learning basic cooking skills – you could even take an (online) class. Shockingly, a Hammonds survey from 2,000 Brits revealed that 25% of people did not know how to make even beans on toast and 1 in 50 did not know how to cook a single meal. Learning to cook will help you to gain a better understanding about food, which will help you to make smarter diet decisions and improve your health. Of course, you may also need to make improvements to your kitchen so that you have a suitable space for cooking healthy meals.
Use Meal Prep
One of the main reasons that people struggle to maintain a healthy diet is that they do not have the energy to cook every night after a long day, which makes takeaways and oven-ready meals a simple (yet unhealthy solution). This is why you should instead try meal prep which will allow you to eat delicious, healthy meals throughout the week without having to spend significant time in the kitchen every night.
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to eat healthier in 2021 and enjoy all the benefits that this can bring to your life.