What Are Healthy Eating New Years Resolutions I Can Stick To?

And just like that, another year has come to an end. As always, there’s a sense of hopefulness and optimism. So we start with the question: what are healthy eating resolutions for the new year that we can stick to? 

More importantly, how can I stick to my healthy eating resolutions in the new year? Because no matter how good the idea is, nothing will change unless we can commit and stay consistent with it. 

Here are some healthy eating habits we can try and stick to in the new year. 

Plan Ahead

Did you know that one of the worst times to get groceries or go food shopping is when you’re hungry? That’s because the tendency is stronger to pick out any good-looking thing on the item or menu. 

Planning ahead helps give you much better control of the food you have. Prepare a list of food that you intend to eat, maybe for the next week or two. Then head to the grocery store to buy them. It’s much better, too, if you have a clear plan on what to do with the ingredients. 

Look up recipes that are easy to prepare. You can even do meal prep, or set up your meals in advance, then simply store them in the fridge. That way, the next time you crave food, you can simply get it from there. The best part is that, because you prepared it, portions are controlled, and ingredients are healthier.

Eat More Vegetables

It’s much more ideal if you add more vegetables to your meal prep. Not only do they have plenty of other health benefits, but they are also packed with fiber. This helps you get full faster but with minimal calories. 

Not only that, but it’s also great for gut health. A healthy gut means better digestion, which means better nutrition. It also helps get rid of that uncomfortable bloating that can cause sluggishness throughout the day.

Practice Mindful Eating

Ideally, we really shouldn’t be eating until the buttons of our jeans are about to burst. One of the biggest reasons for weight gain is overeating. We should listen to our bodies instead of fog eating. 

Fog eating is when we go on autopilot while eating, leading us to overindulge even though we’re not necessarily hungry.  Sometimes, it could simply be because we feel bored! Whichever case it is, we have to be more mindful and present during our meals. That way, we can avoid overindulgence more effectively. Another good trick is to drink more water during meals to feel fuller. 

With these simple but helpful tips, let’s start the new year right and take the first steps to weight loss and wellness!


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