Proclaiming a New Year’s resolution was so “last year”. Many of us know what we should do; we just fall short on the execution. Practice these 3 healthy habits to generate the change you crave without the heave-ho effort.
1) Flip Before You Sip or Snack
Every time you reach for a packaged product, turn it over and read the ingredients list. No matter how sinful or saintly, getting into the habit of knowing what you’re eating will effortlessly allow you to understand how it makes you feel. The associations will lead to improved instinct and better judgment over time.
2) Souper Sundays
Simmer up a pot of soup each Sunday using low-sodium broths, a whole grain like quinoa or brown rice, plant proteins such as white beans and ample vegetables. Grab & go soup will save time and clamp down unruly cravings if you do not have a plan in mind. Keep it in the fridge for 5 days or freeze leftovers in individual containers for up to 6 months.
3) Frequently Feast With Health-Minded Friends & Family
Phone a health-conscious friend or family member to join you for brunch, lunch or dinner. Healthy behaviors are contagious so this experience can inspire you to enjoy more nutritious menu options. BONUS: Conversation and laughter will generate a positive relationship with healthy foods.