Happy New Year
The new year is officially underway! Most of us barrel into January with every intention of achieving the goals we established for the new year. But by mid-February, the drive to meet these goals may stall, leading us back to business as usual. This can have a great impact on our well-being: two of the most popular New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight and to eat healthier.
Each year, our editorial team gets countless pitches promoting the “best” ways to accomplish these common goals. Here are a few of my favorites: Add some sprouts into your diet. They are low in calories and fat, but high in digestible protein, as well as essential vitamins and minerals. By allowing the seed or grain to sprout, vitamins and minerals our bodies typically can’t access from the dried seed are activated and absorbed by our bodies.
Bring focus to your food in 2017. We’ve all heard of ‘mindfulness,’ but did you know this concept can also be applied to meal time? Distracted eating can lead to overeating, but being mindful of your food helps to manage portion sizes while letting your senses and satiety cues guide your decisions. Try committing to eating distractionfree meals. That means no screen time or desk-side lunches.
Don’t worry if you slip up and indulge in a slice of chocolate cream pie or weekend-long Netflix marathon.