Advice from a Nutritional Therapist on starting your wellness journey before the New Year

Advice from a Nutritional Therapist on starting your wellness journey before the New Year

As we approach the end of the year, the familiar buzz of New Year resolutions begins to fill the air. It's a time when many of us reflect on our health and wellness goals. I'm here to share some friendly advice on how you can embark on your wellness journey even before the New Year rings in. Remember, it's not about 'New Year, New Me' – it’s about making sustainable and enjoyable changes that nourish your body and mind.

Embrace Incremental Changes During the Festive Season

The festive season can be overwhelming with its festivities, but it's the perfect time to start introducing small, healthy habits. Instead of waiting for January, why not start now? It could be as simple as having a nutritious breakfast or committing to a short morning meditation. Small steps are easier to maintain and build upon.

Ditch the 'New Year, New Me' Resolution

The concept of 'New Year, New Me' can create unnecessary pressure and frustration. Wellness is a journey, not a destination. It's about finding balance and making choices that feel right for you long term. Instead of drastic changes, focus on building small habits that can be sustained throughout the year.

Avoid the All-or-Nothing Approach

An all-or-nothing mindset can lead to disappointment and burnout. Wellness is about progress, not perfection. If you indulge a little during the festive season, don't be hard on yourself. The key is to find a balance that works for you – enjoying the celebrations while also being mindful of your health goals.

Setting Realistic Goals

Set achievable goals for your wellness journey. Whether it’s improving gut health, boosting energy levels, or managing stress, your goals should be specific, measurable, and realistic. Free Soul’s products can be a great support in achieving these goals, offering targeted nutrition for various aspects of women’s health.

Free Soul Vegan Protein Blend: A clean, plant-based protein blend that is specially formulated for women, with key vitamins like Magnesium, Iron and Maca to support wellness, and hormonal balance whilst increasing your protein intake. 

Free Soul Greens: A delicious blend of green goodness, including all the essential nutrients you need to support digestion, gut health and your wellbeing as a woman. 

 Listen to Your Body

Your body is your best guide. Pay attention to how different foods and activities make you feel. If you’re feeling fatigued or stressed, it might be time to reassess and make adjustments. Remember, wellness is personal and what works for one person may not work for another.


Embarking on your wellness journey before the New Year isn’t about setting new year resolutions; it’s about embracing a routine that can be maintained long-term. Small, incremental changes can lead to significant, lasting impacts on your well-being. As you navigate the festive season, keep in mind that balance is key – enjoy the celebrations while nurturing your health with mindful choices!

Marilia Chamon
Written by Marilia Chamon

Registered Nutritional Therapist, Gut Health, IBS & SIBO Expert

Founder of Gutfulness Nutrition

Instagram @gutfulnessnutrition

**At Free Soul, your wellbeing is our priority, and although we pride ourselves on our expertise in women's health and wellbeing, it is important to acknowledge the individuality of each person. Features published by Free Soul are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease, or replace the advice of your GP. We always recommend consulting with a healthcare provider if you encounter any health concerns, and we’ll always be here to support you so you’re never alone on your journey.