Healthy Eating in 2021

Just because it isn’t January 1st doesn’t mean you can’t start healthy habits. The year is just beginning, and everyone is on different timelines. If you are looking for ways to eat better this year, we have some suggestions to help you get started.

1. Eat Protein With Every Meal

Studies show that eating protein promotes fullness, fat loss, and preserves muscle mass better than smaller amounts eaten throughout the day.

2. Remove the Junk Food From Your Home

The best way to start promoting better eating habits is by eliminating all the unhealthy items from your refrigerator and pantry. By doing so, you eliminate any temptations you may have. 

3. Decrease Caffeine Intake After 12pm

To promote better rest, it is recommended to stop drinking coffee past 12 pm. Sleep is important, as it helps your body recover from injury. In addition, when you feel more rested, you tend to perform better and make healthier decisions.

4. Drink More Water

Not only does water help you flush your system of toxins, but it also helps keep you “full” to avoid overeating. Many people recommend drinking water before eating your meals to help with portion control.

5. Plan Meals For the Week

We all get busy, and when this happens, our healthy habits get thrown out the door. In order to help you eat healthier, choose a day, and make a point to prepare meals for the week. This will help ensure that you get a healthy and balanced meal.

6. Have a Support System

It can be challenging to stay dedicated to good health when others are not participating or supportive. Find someone who will encourage you to keep going and check-in in case you start to deviate from your goals.

Contact South Coast Medical if You’re Feeling Sick

We want you to have a safe and healthy New Year!

We want to make sure your health is optimized at all times.  We also want to be mindful that COVID-19 still has a presence here in Southern California.

If you are not feeling well and would like to get the Sofia 2 Rapid COVID-19 test, please call us at (949) 360-1069 to schedule an appointment. 

If you would like to set up an in-person or telemedicine visit, our hours of operation are: 

Monday-Friday: 8:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

Saturday: 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority. We are located in Aliso Viejo, California, and we offer a wide range of services such as urgent and primary care, sports medicine, and x-rays. If you need help with any of these services, please contact us at (949) 389- 8968. We appreciate the trust our patients have in us and look forward to being of service to you.