The New Year seems like a perfect time to start changing habits like healthier eating. While this is a noble goal, without a plan it is likely to be goal that is abandoned after the first week. The key is to make a plan, not a promise. Instead of a general goal like eat better, think of specific small steps to change habits, such as:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables. Aim for at least 5 a day and fill half your plate at each meal with fruits and veggies.
- Eat breakfast every day. Include lean proteins like eggs and fish and whole grains like oatmeal or quinoa.
- Track your food. Recording what you eat with a journal can help you think twice about food choices.
- Drink more water and avoid sugary drinks.
You can make a fresh start with easily attainable healthy eating goals.
“Chocolate is an antidepressant, which is especially useful as you start to gain weight.” ~Jason Love