New Year’s Food Resolutions + Healthy Eating Tips
It might be cliche to do New Year's Resolutions, but I think it's still a good time to assess where you are in your life and set your intention for the year ahead. The trick to resolutions is to start gradually but also set dates throughout the year to re-assess, regroup, and restart your goals. I've learned that a check-in 2-3 times a year has helped me to remain focused or get back on track while also allowing me to see how much I've really accomplished and celebrate every win.
Here are some tips to help guide a healthy lifestyle, use this as a starting point to build the healthy habits you want. Don’t start too many at once, rather take one and make it a habit over 2-3 weeks before you add on anything else.
1. Start by making small changes. Replace sugary drinks with water, switch to whole-grain bread, and opt for fruit instead of candy.
2. Make sure to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Aim for at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
3. Choose lean proteins such as poultry, fish, and beans.
4. Cut down or eliminate processed foods and those with added sugar, salt, and unhealthy fats.
5. Add healthy snacks to your diet. Try nuts, seeds, and whole-grain crackers.
6. Reduce your portion sizes. A good rule of thumb is to fill half your plate with fruits and vegetables, a quarter with lean protein, and a quarter with whole grains.
7. Eat meals at the table instead of in front of the TV or computer. This will help you be more mindful of what and how much you eat.
8. Listen to your body and eat when you are hungry and stop when you are full.
9. Make sure to include healthy fats such as olive oil, avocados, and nuts in your diet.
10. Get creative in the kitchen. Try new recipes and experiment with spices to make meals more interesting... don't worry we can help with that! Find recipes on our blog and on our social media.
What are some of your New Year's Goals?