Eat Your Way To Healthy: 3 Simple Ways To Keep Your Resolutions

Eat Your Way To Healthy: 3 Simple Ways To Keep Your Resolutions

Making New Year's resolutions is a wise decision for many people who want to get fit, eat better, and lose weight. However, sticking to a New Year's resolution can be difficult for those who may not have a support system or enough information to make informed choices. Take these three simple steps to make it easier to stay the course, and most importantly, not sacrifice flavor!

Eat Smaller Portions

While it is hard to understand precisely what to eat, it is easy to know whether or not there is a small portion on the plate. Eating smaller portions helps the body to digest more easily. In addition, smaller portions teach the body to feel full when the plate is done. 

Smaller portions may give way to more meals, but eating many small meals during the day is good for the body's metabolism.

Eat More Natural Foods

Eating processed foods introduces extraneous chemicals and compounds to the body that can make the body store more fat or metabolize more slowly.

While natural foods can be more expensive, introducing them into a diet will help to change appetites and cause the body to enjoy healthy foods more readily.

Stop Eating Before You're Full

Most people tend to eat after they are full because food tastes so good. However, eating food past the point of being full causes the body to immediately begin storing fat. There is also a loss of energy and the body has a harder time processing any nutrients that were ingested. A good rule of thumb is to stop eating just before you feel full. Listen to your body. After about 20 minutes, you should actually feel full.

If you are unsure of how to stick to your New Years' Resolutions, following these few simple rules will allow you to moderate your eating, change your eating patterns, and change your lifestyle as you ring in the New Year. You can use these rules as a place to start when you want to change your eating habits during the New Year. Good luck, and we're with you along the way!

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