Start With The Diet
We mentioned about the inferior foods eaten through the holidays and on into the New Year. These can throw your body out of whack and contribute to you craving more processed and manufactured goods in the coming weeks and months.
Did you know that during the cold winter months you essentially go into a hibernation mode and your body is more geared towards putting on – and increasing – body fat. You are also more likely to crave simple sugars and carbohydrates during this time as they are a form of quick energy. When you combine that with being stuck indoors it makes you more lethargic and has a negative impact on hormone levels like insulin and blood glucose.
To help reset everything, try adding in more cleansing and detoxifying foods. You also want to incorporate in more low glycemic choices that will cause less of an insulin release and keep those blood sugar levels more stable. A focus on higher quality fiber and protein is important and carbohydrate choices need to be as clean as possible. Here are some of the best approaches to make with your diet…