Make a Plan, Not a Promise

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: 

  1. Eat more fruits and vegetables. Aim for at least 5 a day and fill half your plate at each meal with fruits and veggies. 
  2. Eat breakfast every day. Include lean proteins like eggs and fish and whole grains like oatmeal or quinoa. 
  3. Track your food. Recording what you eat with a journal can help you think twice about food choices.
  4. 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