We’re in the first month of 2020, and many of us are still figuring out or trying to keep our new year’s resolutions. Many of our resolutions are health and fitness related. After all, we all want to lead the best lives we can – able to do as we please, when we please, and not suffering the symptoms of negative health consequences that can disrupt our happiness and wellbeing. If you’re planning on leading a healthier lifestyle, a good place to start is cutting out foods that are bad for you. Here are a two foods that you might want to consider cutting down on or waving goodbye to!
Alcohol can be fine to incorporate into your diet. It’s a legal substance and it is easily accessible. Many of us base a lot of our social lives around drinking with friends – picking up an alcoholic drink in the grocery store, in your local pub, at a bar, in clubs, or even at restaurants where you are casually dining. Some of us drink at home over a meal, some of us go out to drink. As an occasional thing that we partake in every now and again, alcohol is fine. But it’s important to remember that there are a whole host of negatives that can be associated with excessive alcohol consumption whether it’s binge drinking or drinking too much on a regular basis.
Alcohol can inhibit your mental capacity, resulting in you making bad or regrettable decisions. It can cause alcohol poisoning. It also comes hand in hand with a whole host of long term health consequences to your liver and other organs. If you believe that you may regularly be exceeding the recommended alcohol consumption limits, or if you are ever concerned that you are becoming dependent on alcohol, you will need to cut down your consumption or remove alcohol from your lifestyle altogether. There are various steps that you can take to achieve this and the best for you will depend on the severity of your over consumption. It’s generally best to consult your doctor who can take a look at your individual needs and give you personally tailored advice. They may recommend alcohol support groups or attendance at an alcohol rehab center.
Sugar is sweet and the majority of us find it delicious. There are various evolutionary theories set out to explain this. But at the end of the day, we are very different from our ancestors. Sugar is so mass produced nowadays that we are eating it in much higher volumes than people seem to have ever consumed it before. The bad news is that sugar can have a detrimental impact on our overall health and well being. It’s extremely bad for your oral health and can cause tooth decay, toothache, and the need for many dental procedures. It also has no nutritional value – it doesn’t provide any essential vitamins or nutrients to our diet, which means that when we eat it, we are filling up without getting any health benefits. So, reduce the amount of sugar in your diet. If you need a sweet snack, opt for fruit, which contains natural sugars.
Cutting out foods that are bad for you is just one step in the right direction to better health. These are just two foods you should seriously consider cutting down on throughout the rest of the year! You’ll feel all the better for it!