10 nutritionist-approved ways to kickstart a healthy new work week

A week down in the New Year 2022 and we are still struggling to find fitness inspo to start a

Updated on Jan 10, 2022 07:26 PM IST 11 Photos

This Monday marks the second work week of New Year 2022 and if you are still far away from beginning your health resolutions, sweat not as holistic nutritionist and lifestyle coach Veronica Kumra got your fitness woes sorted by revealing to Zarafshan Shiraz about 10 ways to kickstart a healthy new work week and beyond.  (Pixabay)

1. Eat more whole foods – The easiest way to start a healthy year is to make a conscious effort to fill your plate every time with more whole foods (like vegetables, fruits, whole grains, legumes, nuts, seeds & pure protein sources) and less processed foods(like bread, cheese, processed meats & pre-made frozen meals).  (Pixabay)

2. Choose a sustainable diet – Instead of following trending fad diets that deliver fast results while compromising your metabolism and mental health. Diets that you can’t possibly sustain in the long run after achieving your goal weight without feeling starved/restricted. Then fearing your weight will bounce back once you go back to eating without a set plan is definitely not worth all the effort. Choose a nutrition plan that not only meets your goals but blends well with your lifestyle. Delivers slow but sustainable results. A diet that can become your lifestyle and not feel like a “diet” is a luxury. Where you can find balance between enjoying your social life along with your occasional treats without sabotaging your progress and feeling guilty. Making health your long-term goal, encouraging self-awareness& eating intuitively is your recipe to a “sustainable transformation”.  (Unsplash)


3. Increase vitamin D intake – Optimal vitamin D intake is not only necessary for your bone health and immune system but can help prevent chronic health problems (like heart disease, diabetes and some cancers) and even stimulate hair growth. Hence, make sure to get exposed to sunlight at least 15-20 minutes daily and add a vitamin D supplement (no more than 4,000IU a day) to your daily vitamin stash.  (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

4. Incorporate movement into your daily routine - Whether it is a workout, playing a sport or simply going out for a stroll, it’s important to get your blood flowing and stimulate oxygen supply to every part of your body for optimal functioning. Make sure to incorporate some form of physical activity that you enjoy into your daily chores.  (File Photo)