Christmas is over and naturally everyone is now looking to start their New Year health kick and lose some of that holiday weight after overindulging. We all have the best intentions but often end up falling off the wagon and losing our way.

We know how hard it can be, so we have put together these 5 easy steps that you can follow and be on your way to becoming the best version of you in 2017.

Nourish your body. Food directly affects your mood levels healthy food

By ensuring you are eating a well balanced diet of proteins, carbohydrates and fats you are helping your body to function optimally. Not only will this mean increased energy levels and being more alert but it will also enable you to achieve those health and fitness goals you set yourself. Take a look at some of the results that are customers report after following a Mindful Diet and the reasons why.

Exercise. If you want to become a healthier, fitter person you need to exercise

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If you hate exercising then find an activity or hobby you enjoy that will increase your fitness without feeling like ‘exercise’. It could be cycling, surfing, dancing, rock climbing or even hiking, whatever it may be, make sure you enjoy it and you will reap the rewards before you know it. Better yet encourage a friend to join you and you're more likely to stick to it beyond January. If you don’t like the gym or aren’t sure what exercise to do take a look at this easy workout plan you can do at home.

Hydrate. Over 50% of our bodies are made up of water and many of us are not drinking enough

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Drinking more water is one of the easiest changes to your lifestyle you can make and one of the best. Not only will your body function a lot better if you’re more hydrated but it should also help you to avoid the temptation to overeat. If you are consciously drinking water as well, it will stop you reaching for those more sugary drinks. Find water a bit boring? Check out these 5 ways you can spruce up your water to make it more enjoyable.

Plan: this is the most important step you need to take. Make a plan and stick to it

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Write down 5 goals you want to achieve in 2016, then write down the steps you need to take to achieve them. It can be something as simple as losing 5lbs or it could be running a marathon. Whichever one it is make a plan and stick to it. If you do that there’s no reason you can’t achieve your goals. 

Invest: spend money on your health

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So many of us will spend money on clothes, cars and houses but will not spend money on ourselves. I am talking about our health and fitness. Start paying attention to the food you are buying and how you are treating yourself. There is a reason high quality, grass fed organic steaks cost more than the steak you might find on some of your supermarket shelves; your body deserves to be treated well and nourished with the best food and it is worth investing in. If you don’t have time to shop or prepare food try a food delivery service like Mindful Chef. We'll deliver all the pre-portioned quality ingredients needed to cook delicious, healthy dinners; ensuring you stay on track of your health and fitness goals.