Are you making bold resolutions in the New Year to “eat right” – whatever
that means? Stop trying to overhaul your entire diet in a day! Resolve to
think small and you can reach any diet goal – one focused step at a time.
Why not start with these simple tips?
Resolution No. 1: Go Slow
Resolving to get more fiber in your diet this year? Maybe
more fish or fresh fruit? Any diet change is easier if you take
slow, small steps.
Resolution No 2: Water, Water, Everywhere
Water: It’s cheap, fat-free, and gives your body a quenching boost.
Resolution No. 3: Go for the Gold… and Red… and Purple
Colorful produce is packed with disease-fighting plant
compounds, so when you shop, reach for a rainbow.
Resolution No 4: Tackle Mindless Munching
You’re chatting with friends around the dinner table or
watching a DVD – and you just keep nibbling. Try these tips
to reign in the munchies:
*Pop a stick of gum or a sugar-free mint in your mouth.
*Brush or floss your teeth.
Resolution No 5: Stack the Odds in Your Favor
Don’t forget to help yourself succeed, and to reach out for
help when you need it.
Buddy up with a friend or family member with diet and
weight loss resolutions. Then share your ideas, plans,
and successes regularly.
Take enough steps and you’ll reach any goal. Resolve to
make a few small diet resolutions this year and then just
watch how far you’ll go!
For more in-depth information on how to make these resolutions work and other great tips check out the CommonHealth Compass