“There is no diet that will do what eating healthy does. Skip the diet. Just Eat Healthy!” – Unknown
Every New Year, the majority of us vow to change at least one of our bad habits; whether it’s smoking, drinking, or spending too much money. We also like to take this annual opportunity to start doing something new, something we have wanted to do for a while – aka a New Year resolution.
New Year Resolutions, much like us, come in all shapes and sizes. From the weird, wonderful and ambitious such as yarn bombing the local chip shop, or breaking a world record (ANY world record!); to age old favourites, such as joining a gym (and actually going) to eating clean and healthy. All in all, the core of most popular New Year resolutions is to get fit and get healthy!
Unfortunately, year after year, over 80% of us fail to stick to our guns and our New Year resolutions fall to the wayside. Too much distraction, too much temptation and not enough time in the day are the biggest culprits of an abandoned resolution.
However, not to worry! If like many of us, you have chosen to improve your diet, Speyside Specialities has a few easy tips on hand to help you stay motivated.
We recently launched a new and original range of Superfood burgers, with fitness enthusiasts specifically in mind. We have taken the original burger and turned its perception on its head. Our ambition is to redefine the burger as an active food for fitness, which can be actively integrated into an athlete’s diet to provide the required lean proteins needed to maintain a tough workout schedule. This leads us on to our first tip:
Swap Mean for Lean: When it comes to food choices, small food swaps in your every day lifestyle can go a long way. There are endless healthy food swap suggestions all over the Internet. Our favourite food swap however, is our own recipe that doesn’t involve swapping a burger for a salad. In fact it involves swapping a burger for … a burger! Our Power Food burgers are made with grass fed, Scottish lean steak, and packed with various superfoods to create a lean and healthy alternative to its greasy cousin. These added ingredients not only make our burgers extra tasty, they are also well known for their health boosting properties.
We know that this type of resolution is not an easy one, and the urge to succumb to temptation is really strong! This is what leads us on to our second tip:
Never Deny Yourself:Many people feel that they need to completely deny themselves food that is seen as ‘bad’ or ‘unhealthy’. However, denying yourself usually just leaves you craving ‘naughty food’ even more, and could end up with you gorging and falling off the health wagon completely! The best thing to do is let yourself have a treat day once a week where you can indulge in your cravings. Our weakness is a full Scottish breakfast – black pudding, sausages, bacon, hash browns, you name it!
A changed diet shouldn’t mean starving yourself for a limited time; it should be done in such a way that you can maintain a healthy, well-rounded diet for the foreseeable future. Yes, you might be more conscious of your calorie count, but its essential you can still enjoy your food!
By following these simple steps, we hope we have inspired a few of you to give it a real go this year – you can do it!
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