The most common new year’s resolutions revolve around healthy eating and weight loss goals. Unfortunately. it’s quite common for many to give up on that goal quickly. But we are here to tell you that it is possible to stick with it! You can make diet and lifestyles changes that contribute to better health, weight loss and quality of life. These changes aren’t boring or limiting. In fact, they are quite empowering because food is fuel. Keep reading for a few basic tips on how to reach attainable healthy eating goals.
Say Yes to Fresh, Whole Foods
Skip the packaged, processed food and stick to fresh, whole foods. They are power-packed with nutrients to fuel your body and feed your hunger properly. Tip: Shop only the outside isles of the supermarket to buy fresh foods.
Incorporate More Fatty Acids
Add to your meals foods that are high in omega-3 fatty acids for tons of health benefits, like lower blood pressure and cholesterol. They will also fill you up! Where can you find those acids? In salmon, avocados, spinach walnuts, and beyond.
Defend Against Dehydration
We are not just talking about carrying a water bottle with you, but actually loading up on hydrating foods and beverages to drastically increase your H20 intake throughout the day. They’ll fill you up and provide necessary nutrients.
Cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, watermelon, and strawberries are some of the most hydrating foods.
Invest in Kitchen Appliances
Kitchen appliances and gadgets are more than just trendy items taking up precious cabinet space. They make cooking healthy meals easier, quicker, and more fun. Small gadgets like quick choppers or juice pressers, plus large appliances like crockpots, the Instant Pot or a blender, all contribute to a nice experience in the kitchen.
Be Your Own Bartender
Once in a while, try skipping the extra calories that can be hidden in the fancy drinks at cocktail bars and make your own drinks at home. Fresh juice is always better than a bottled mix. You’ll be amazed at some of the concoctions you come up with!
Make Smart Choices On-the-go
For days when you have no time to meal plan or pack food to go, don’t sweat! Get in the know with healthy fast food options local to you. Maybe it’s a salad bar in a local grocery store. Or a hot food section of an upscale market.
If you’re in downtown St. Pete, add Toss Salads and Wraps to your list of healthy options. We have a menu of over 230 ingredients to fuel you up properly. No guilt eating here. You’ll stay on track to hit your healthy eating goals!