By now, and being one month into the new year you can bet that goals have been set, plans have been actioned and of course dieting regimes have been switched to bring about positive changes.
However there is one thing that many of us struggle with, and that is consistency. Why stop at February when we can go further into the year, keeping up those gym visits and a high nutritional-diet?
Interestingly, there are a few studies out there which tell us that particular dieting choices could lead to increased willpower and determination (web sources listed below). We have gone to the effort of summarizing a simple list of foods that can help you acquire that much needed longevity to see us through into the spring/summer months !
1. Low-glycaemic Foods
Quite a broad range of foods, but, virtually anything in this category apparently provides a dose of willpower. Such food items can include lean proteins, vegetables, nuts and fruit 
2. Fatty Fish
Fish such as salmon and tuna are known to boost energy levels, and this will help us increase determination and motivation when it comes to seeing day to day things through to completion. 
3. Almonds and Nuts
Nuts in general are synonymous with brain power and containing important nutritional benefits. In particular, increased mental focus is known to be one of these positive effects. 
Perhaps the tastiest of fruits, berries are well known to contain antioxidant properties. However, dark berries such as blueberries and blackberries help our brains produce dopamine and serotonin. It is possible that this will help us to stay away from those quick-fix indulgences ! 
5. Sweet Potato
Sweet potatoes are some of the most nutrient-dense foods and may be the healthiest carbohydrate source out there. There is indeed some evidence that suggests they regulate your glucose levels and therefore enhance the long-term gains of willpower. 
And there you have it! We hope this post has demonstrated the potential value in eating the aforementioned foods and acquire the willpower needed to diet consistently. Why be healthy in just January when you can keep going later into the year.
*Information provided is believed to be correct at time of post. Accuracy cannot be guaranteed. If in doubt consult a doctor or nutrition specialist.