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We’re once again into a brand new year and this might get you thinking about new years resolutions. I’ve teamed up with The Protein Works to share some habit hacks to help you start 2021 smart.
Most think about their health after Christmas and decide to join the gym or take up running after getting that apple watch.
Things that you do on a daily basis are easiest to stick to as they become a habit and small changes add up to big results over time. Making simple changes gradually instead of some unhealthy crash diet means it’s more likely to be sustainable long term.
Having something light and that’s quick to whip up ensures I don’t skip breakfast (a very important meal). The Protein Works Vegan Wondershake is delicious, boasts 22g of plant-powered protein per serving and is low in fat & sugar.
At just 89 calories per delicious shake, Vegan Wondershake is perfect for anyone who’s looking to support an active lifestyle. Available in 30, 60 or 90 servings and priced from £39.99 (but currently on sale for £25.99).
If you’re a runner or work out making sure your protein intake is high to aid your recovery is essential. The Protein Works makes it super simple to get protein in your diet and achieve your fitness goals. Drinking a shake after your workout helps give you that boost. Or if shakes aren’t your thing try their protein bars instead.
Ridiculous Vegan Protein Bars (
£2.99 £1.79) are fully plant based and purposefully palm oil free, low in sugar, high in protein & fibre, keeping you fuller for longer in less than 200 calories a bar. Free from gluten, preservatives and containing zero artificial flavours and colours it also uses only natural sweeteners.
The multi-layered experience of biscuit dough, nuts and caramel, chocolate & high protein crispies means you don’t miss out on those things you crave.
Get enough sleep
Sleep actually helps your body to recover after a workout and helps curb cravings. So get those 8 hours.
Drink more water
It’s important to stay hydrated, particularly when you’re sweating due to exercise or heat.
- Keep a water bottle next to you so you have it on hand
- Each water rich foods like watermelon & cucumber
*I also set up 30 minute reminders on my phone to drink water. So if I’m busy and I haven’t drunk any water for a while it gives me a gentle nudge. You become more aware of how much you’re drinking and it helps keep up your h2o uptake.
Eat healthier snacks
Snacks are mini meals and should be eaten between breakfast, lunch & dinner. Snacking is often peoples downfall and they reach for convenient foods which have no nutritional value.
- Make healthy swaps – like popcorn instead of crisps
- Try rice cakes topped with avocado
- Eat water rich foods
- Try things less than 200 calories
- Reach for fruit, veg, nuts and seeds
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Made using the finest nuts, fruits and seeds, sweetened with date paste and premium superfood ingredients. Each bite contains as little as 0.6g of saturated fat and 4.2g of carbs
Write shopping lists
If you have a plan of your meals for the week you’re less likely to deviate from your list and get ingredients for make ahead breakfasts, more fruits and vegetables and less soft drinks. Plus it’ll save you time, money and calories.
Planning anything tends to lead to success and this is a really easy way to achieve those goals. I am all about starting with small, easy to achieve goals. It puts you in a positive mindset for the harder stuff and its nice to be able to tick some things off daily.
Eat more fruits and vegetables
Gradually add them to your diet and slowly build up the number so you’re hitting your 5+ a day.
- Try cauliflower rice instead of regular rice.
- Add things like sweetcorn, peppers & green beans to your rice.
- Choose fruit for a dessert after meals.
- Top your breakfast with fruit.
- Make juices and smoothies
- Make sauces with veggies like carrot, cauliflower, tomato and courgette
- Try courgetti instead of spaghetti
- Make stir frys and ramen bowls full of veggies
- Make soups and stews
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