The hot trends that are predicted for 2016 are kind of predictable, especially if you follow any of the headlines happening in your favorite health magazine or major news outlets.
Do you consider yourself a trendsetter or trend follower?
I myself tend to do both at different times and on different trends. For example, I was a gut geek when it wasn’t cool to be one (it wasn’t a trend). I have experimented and had experiments tried on me as a child, (which is probably where I get it).
Eating fermented foods when it wasn’t trendy. Today, it’s getting hotter and hotter and more and more is being shared about the numerous benefits of adding fermented foods and drinks to your daily life in order to keep your system healthy and filled with friendly bacteria.
I might follow a trend for a bit if it makes sense in my gut, so to speak. If it truly resonates with my lifestyle and I feel it might truly be beneficial.
An example is the time I was seriously working out, almost to the extreme, and decided that I should jump on the pre and post workout supplements. Very expensive and I can’t say they enhanced the workout either way.
My point in sharing in this…research before just diving in. Don’t do something just because it’s the hottest new trend. You’ll more than likely end up spending more money and not getting the results you imagined.
Dieting is a big new year’s resolution or goal this time of year. I guarantee there are many diet trends happening and I guarantee there will be many jumping on board.
The sad truth though is that while many may see results, they are short lived and not realistic. A question to ask yourself when deciding on anything new. Will I be able to sustain this long term? Then decide if it’s a lifestyle change and if not, then it’s not worth your time or money.
You are the most important person and what makes you happy and healthy in the long term are what matters.
I teach that our bodies do extremely well when we are satiated because we are eating nutrient dense foods and healthy saturated fats. There are no food groups eliminated, no starvation, no deprivation, just good wholesome, clean foods.
Processed foods are slowly killing us. It’s a sorry state of affairs when we won’t know the country of origin of any meats you buy in the grocery store. Yet another reason why you should be buying from a well trusted and known producer, locally!
There are many great resources out there, you just have to be willing to look and ask around. You’d be amazing at what you can find when you connect with other like-minded individuals. The bounty is truly unlimited in most areas.
Here’s what the news is predicting to be the hottest wellness trends to enhance your life. I guess only time will tell where this goes.
- Kelp is predicted to be the new “kale.” It’s touted to be the new green in your diet. It’s high in protein and B vitamins.
- Matcha Japanese green tea powder is now showing up in coffee bars and baked goods.
- Sippable skincare is showing in beverages loaded with antioxidants and other nutrients to help promote a healthy glow from the inside.
- Super herbs called adaptogens, like ginseng and moringo, maca and ashwanganda. They are touted to help the body adapt to stress.
- Holistic health beats dieting and stressing about calories or carbs. Looking at the big picture of what it takes to live a healthy life is a key element.
- Group meditation is becoming the social event of the year. It’s a great stress-management tool. You might want to give it a try.
While I’m not advocating or scrapping any of these “trends”, I say, do what is right and best for you and not because it’s the hottest new thing.
What have you found to be beneficial or detrimental from following the trends or from being a trendsetter? Share your thoughts below. Can’t wait to hear from you, your voice matters.
To your health,