Here are some easy food resolutions to help you eat better and maintain your New Year’s resolutions.
Include more fruits in your diet
Adding some healthy fruits to your diet is one of the first things you can do to improve your diet.
But don’t take a resolution that you will directly eat four to five different kinds of fruits daily. That is not always practically possible, especially for those who do not like fruits or do not have a habit of eating them daily.
Instead, start by eating one fruit daily. It could be any seasonal fruit that is available easily in your area. With time, increase the fruit consumption to two, three, or even four different types of fruits.
If the amount seems too much, you can do portion control and eat different fruits in small quantities. This way you can include fruits in your diet in the easiest way possible.
Start the day right with a healthy breakfast
Starting your day off by eating breakfast is key. When the new year gets into full swing, it is all too easy to slip out the door without eating anything and start the day on the wrong foot.
So what should you be tucking into after rolling out of bed? Something as simple as a bowl of wholegrain cereal with a piece of fruit will give you a solid start to the day.
That said, do not be afraid to mix it up. How about making yourself a smoothie full of your favourite vegetables and fruits, or cooking up a savoury option such as an omelette?
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. That does not mean you are stuck with vodka and soda, though.
You can try tasty low and non-alcoholic cocktails.
You can make a grocery list, plan your meals ahead of time, and go shopping in your pantry first, before going to the supermarket.
Experiment with new ingredients
Brave the world of new ingredients and plate up fabulous, unexplored flavours.
Eat with the seasons
Eating with the seasons means there is never a dull moment at the grocery store or over the stove. Kick off the new year with the most seasonal winter veggies of all: classic greens.
Plan cheat days in advance
If weight loss is your motive and you are already following a specific diet and workout routine, then it is better to always chart out your cheat days.
Giving a monotonous diet routine a much-needed break is always good for your body. According to health experts, this satiates your cravings and also gives you more motivation to properly follow the diet.
Make sure you mark one day a week for two to three days a month, as per your choice, which are dedicated cheat days.
Have the meal of your preference, relax, and get back to your diet the next day. This will help you to stick to your New Year’s resolutions in the most convenient way possible.
Cook more at home
Whether you are thinking about saving money or eating healthier, cooking more at home will kill two birds with one stone. Focus on simple recipes with six or fewer ingredients, in under an hour of your time actually spent in the kitchen.
Cooking at home should be easy and fun.