Top Five Dietary Resolutions That Will Make You Happier And Healthier In 2021
Geraldine Georgeou is the brain behind The Australian Healthy Skin Diet, with more than 25 years of experience, Geraldine has always worked closely with medical specialists, developing an interest in gastrointestinal health, food intolerances, obesity, weight management, and dietary resolutions.
After decades of experience working with patients who use popular diets as one tool to improve their health, she has a unique understanding of the benefits of nutrition when related to skin, fertility, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), menopause, insulin resistance, and diabetes. And today she’s sharing with us her top five tips to accomplish your dietary resolutions and that will make you stay healthier and happier this 2021.
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Geraldine Georgeou Top Five Dietary Resolutions Tips For 2021
1. Your Beauty Routine Should Start With Your Diet
We often see people heading straight to the supplement or health powders section for the promise of glowing skin. We see people spending great amounts on these products, sometimes without even realising what they contain.
It’s no secret your dietary resolutions will play a major role in your skin health, so before purchasing your next skin care cream or health powder, incorporate more fruits and vegetables and wholegrain fibre-rich cereals into your diet to boost your vitamin and mineral intake.
2. It’s Time To Take Better Care Of Your Gut
One of the best ways to accomplish your dietary resolutions this year and to look best on the outside is to make sure you’re looking after your inside. Gut health plays a major role in the way you look and feel. Your gut impacts the way your body absorbs and retains nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants — all needed to keep your skin looking healthy and your mood balanced.
Research from Kellogg Australia has shown one in 10 Aussies are spending up to $100 on a single product to improve their gut health, with a staggering 71% unaware that products that support their gut health can cost as little as $5.
Pantry staples including wholegrains and fibre-rich cereals like All-Bran, canned beans and legumes continue to be some of the most effective ways to support good gut health due to their levels of prebiotic fibres. Prebiotic fibres feed the good bacteria in the gut to help provide positive benefits and help good bacteria thrive.
To keep your gut healthy and your skin glowing, Geraldine recommends staying on track with your dietary resolutions by limiting salt and foods high in fat. Instead, start adding more ‘gut-healthy’ foods into your diet. By doing so, you should start to see a difference in your skin.
3. Time Your Day For Good Health
Believe it or not, the times at which you eat throughout the day can play a role in the way you feel. Start by getting up a little bit earlier and eating a balanced breakfast first thing, to provide your body with energy to start the day. If you take vitamins, have these with your breakfast to better absorb and support you throughout the day, this one should be a must to add to your dietary resolutions this year.
Don’t feel like you can’t snack throughout the day as this is an important part of giving your body the energy it needs. Just try to make sure the snacks you choose are helping to support your gut to keep you and your skin healthy. I recommend controlled portions of nuts, low glycaemic index carbohydrate fruits such as apples, berries, and oranges, or even a bowl of high-fibre cereal to keep you going.
When it comes to your coffee intake, try to avoid your afternoon order as this could impact your all-important beauty sleep. If you must have an afternoon pick-me-up, try to have it before 3 pm at the latest. popular diets
4. Consider Your Coffee Order
Speaking of coffee, you might want to consider your next cup in order to improve your outer glow. Coffees such as mochas or even a dirty chai can have hidden sugar content, and depending on what milk is used, could have extra fat. These added sugars can spike your insulin levels, leading to skin breakouts.
All is not lost, however, as coffee can be beneficial to the skin, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Next time you go to order your morning pick-me-up, opt for a long black, or for something creamier try a piccolo latte, this won’t only be worth adding to your dietary resolutions but your skin will thank you too.
5. Don’t Skip Gluten And Dairy If You Don’t Have To
Although dairy can be a cause of acne in some people, cutting dairy and gluten out of your diet may mean you’re missing out on important nutrients for growth, development, and bowel health. If you do have an intolerance or think these products could be the cause of your skin issues, Geraldine recommends better seeing an Accredited Practising Dietitian to help determine what dietary resolutions you can implement to support your diet, skin, and health.