How Is This Year Going To Be Different?

As this goes live I will be driving back from an amazing 6 days away up in Exmouth, north of Perth in Western Australia and hopefully feeling more relaxed and rejuvenated ready for our Whole Clean Living 30 Day Challenge that goes live Monday!

At the end of each year I like to look back on what went well, what could’ve gone better and then what is coming up for the new year. The process of going through especially what went well can be so powerful. We often forget all the things we actually achieved and instead focus on the things maybe we wanted to do and didn’t get to.

And although I like to do this for my business I also like to do this for my health.

What did you do well in 2017 in regards to your health?

Maybe you started drinking more water?

Or did more walking?

Or spent more time with family or friends or just doing things you enjoy.

For me 2018 is going to be all about small consistent changes. I have a natural tendency to want to do all or nothing. Go big or go home. Do something everyday or not at all. This seems to also be a theme with my clients also and when it comes to building habits this attitude just isn’t serving me anymore.

And building consistent habits is where it is at when it comes to your health. You want to put as many of them on autopilot as possible so that it becomes your default to be happy and healthy.  So throughout January I’m going to share with you my tips on creating habits and how to integrate them into your life, no matter how busy you are.


2018 Health Trends 

I love looking at what’s coming up in terms of health trends for 2018 and there are some I’m pretty excited to talk more about this year. Here are some of my favourites and if there is a health trend you have read about or are interested in, let me know in the comments below.

1. Gut Health Goes Mainstream

I’m super fascinated by all the new research around the health of your gut and how this might be impacting your physical and mental health and so seeing more and more people talking about the gut and microbiome in 2018 is exciting!

Apparently there has been a 251% rise in people saving pins on recommendations and recipes associated with the trending topic.

2. Healing Spices

I’m a big fan of a turmeric latte and the power of spices like cinnamon and ginger and so this is a trend I am so on board with for 2018. I’ve also finally started growing my first herb garden and so I’m excited to experiment more with some of the fresh herbs I am growing.

3. Self Care Is Essential Not An Indulgence

How can this not be the best trend ever?? Along with trying to incorporate more self care for sure this year something that I think links in with this perfectly is having more fun!

What do you do for fun?

When you do you let yourself really play or just do something super fun for no other reason except that it’s fun?

4. New Tech & Biohacking

Ok let me know in the comments below if you want to hear more about this topic as I love researching new supplements, new gadgets and new tech to help us improve our health. Adaptogens that help boost energy and mood are becoming more widely available and companies are using the science of live bacteria to “hack” the skin’s microbiome for issues like acne, eczema, and even body odor.

I love that this also includes lots of new advances in womens health as well.

In August, a new study found the contraceptive app Natural Cycles to be as effective at preventing pregnancy as the pill (when used correctly). I use this app along with their thermometer after going off the contraceptive pill a few years ago. This one sounds really interesting;  NextGen Jane it’s developing a “smart tampon” that aims to prevent disease by tracking your biological changes.

There is also so much information we can learn about your health from a DNA test. I use them to help me develop a customised health coaching plan specific to you and I think technology is going to help us continue to make health a lot more customisable in 2018 for sure!

5. Sleep Gets An Upgrade

Research has shown that getting less than 8 hours of sleep per night can lead to cognitive function decline later in life. And those suffering from insomnia actually have three times the risk of all diseases. That’s right, insomnia triples the risk of death from all diseases. So sleep is important and anything we can do to upgrade our sleep has so many flow on affects to the rest of your life. Sleep can help your mood, your energy and even help you lose weight. I go through some tips to help improve your sleep quality here and want to know how to test if you are actually a morning or evening person?

Yep, this is actually coded into your DNA!

Happy New Year!

We hope 2018 is your healthiest happiest year yet!

To your health,

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P.S. Our next 30 Day Challenge starts next week January 8th and so if you think a likeminded community, all the support and accountability you need to get results, yummy meal plans and recipes, coaching calls and more might help you kick off 2018 in the right way then click HERE to find out more!

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Hi, I'm Karen and I work with busy people just like you every day to help them boost energy levels, lose weight, clear up their skin and improve their health through finding the right foods that work for their unique body. My 1-on-1 and group health coaching programs focus on a customized plan for you that fits into your lifestyle and is right for your body. We focus on whole foods and building sustainable habits to transform your life. No dieting, no scales and no feeling deprived. Ready to embrace healthy eating and feel better in your body? Ready to stop feeling tired all the time? Come over and say hello in the Real Energy Food Facebook Group

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