photo img_03.jpg  photo img_04.jpg  photo img_06.jpg  photo img_09.jpg  photo img_08.jpg  photo img_10.jpg  photo img_05.jpg  photo img_07.jpg

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Nutrition diet plans and how they will motivate you

Staying healthy and maintaining your productivity level.

During the Christmas break, I of course ate way too much and slept far too often. I mean what else would I have done? I was back home and my mum ensured I was stocked up like a bear ready to hibernate. In her mind, I have been deprived of food due to my student budget and what better time to compensate than the holidays?

I’m sure you felt as I did when the time came to repack your suitcase, with all the clothes that never made it to your wardrobe: bloated, tired, and ready to get healthy. Downfall is, I feel like that every year, and every January I do nothing about it. Well, not this year! Thanks to my very talented sister, who is studying for a nutritional degree, I was able to complete my goal. My sister, Francesca, made me a diet plan that has weekly meal plans and 10 minute morning exercises that wake me up and make me feel ready for the day. That all sounds very scary and ridiculous at first, but the meal plans are simple and cost effective for my student budget and the exercises are more like little warm ups to get me pumped for the day.

I never thought that by organising my nutritional routine, my organisation skills would improve too. I no longer feel the need to procrastinate by binge watching ‘The Vampire Diaries’ – instead I just put it on in the background and still manage to do a huge amount of uni work! Best of both worlds right there!

It sounds harder than it actually is to start doing this for yourself, but all you need to do is:

  •          Realise your need for a better diet, so you have more energy to stay up a whole day and no longer need naps like your former two-year-old self.
  •          Either get someone to make you a weekly diet plan (Francesca Du Bignon for example) or easily make one yourself. Ensuring that your own diet includes foods that will keep you energised up until the evening, and then foods that don’t have too much protein and slow-releasing energy past 6pm.
  •          Add in some small exercises, 2-3 a week is plenty. This just helps you stay active and makes you feel good about yourself, because you have done something more than lay in bed. Even running up and down your stairs 10 times will make you feel better, and also a little silly, but fitter nonetheless.
  •          Drink what may seem like a stupid amount of water! It honestly helps (and I haven’t had a spot in 2 weeks because of it *says whilst touching wood*).
  •          Finally, make a timetable of when you’re going to do work and stick to it as much as you can, but don’t beat yourself up if you haven’t achieved everything on your list.

No comments:

Post a Comment