New Year’s Nutrition Resolution Tips


For many people, the New Year involved resolutions to get healthy and lose weight. While slimming down is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, it is often easier said than done. Making the switch from the high calorie and fat laden temptations that lure us during the six week long holiday festivities can be quite difficult. If you’re planning to start your new year off with a pledge to lose weight, keep these tips in mind to help you ease into your resolution the healthy way.

Cutting everything out cold turkey is one of the most common techniques for approaching a this new lifestyle, however, doing so may spell disaster for you. Instead of putting yourself on such a restrictive change right after the holidays, consider options that will allow you to ease into a healthy eating regimen. This will increase your chances of sticking with your healthy resolution and achieving success.

Start by opting for foods that are grilled, roasted, baked or broiled instead of fried. This one technique will allow you to cut out a large amount of calories as well as fat. If you don’t care for the somewhat blander taste of grilled or roasted meats, don’t be afraid to add a little zing with some home-made sauces. Herbs and spices can also go a long way toward livening up grilled and roasted foods.

Most people do not eat nearly as much fruits and vegetables as they should. Besides the fact that fruits and veggies are rich in healthy vitamins, minerals and fiber; they are also a good way to fill up. Look for ways that you can incorporate more fruits and vegetables into your eating regimen. Vegetable soups make a great dinner or lunch solution on a cold wintry day. Salads are easy and quick to pack for lunch with home-made dressings. Top it with some grilled chicken and you’ve got a quick dinner solution as well.

After indulging in holiday sweets, cutting out the treats may be one of the most difficult aspects of starting a new health kick. Increase your chances of sticking with it by substituting fresh fruit for your cookies. Stock up on plenty of apples, oranges, berries and whatever other type of fresh fruit that you enjoy. This is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without sabotaging your resolution.

Finally, resist the temptation to reach for a cup of coffee, tea or even a cola and grab a bottle of water instead. Your resolution and your body will respond much better if you opt for plain water. This much needed essential nutrient helps your body to flush out toxins, and in the end, it can help you to lose more weight faster.

By easing your way into your new healthy lifestyle instead of torturing yourself with overly restrictive meal changes, you’ll find that you’re more likely to stick with your resolution and by next New Year’s Eve, will be ready to show off your slim new shape.

Sending You Tons of Love and Humongous Hugs,

Tina “Keeping Your Resolution” McDermott