Each New Year comes with new goals to reach. The start of 2017 is the perfect opportunity for you to make some changes. You know that diet you keep putting off? The gym you keep telling yourself you’ll go too? That one snack you told yourself you’d stop eating the whole box of? Well, now is the time to finally start making those changes and start living a healthier life.. We have put together “10 Tips to a healthy 2017” to help make 2017 your healthiest year yet! From everyone at Kelly’s Choice, Happy New Year! We wish you nothing but health and happiness in 2017.
- Eat more veggies:
Half of your plate should be fruits and vegetables. As a dietitian I am always pushing veggies, whether they be frozen or fresh. Any way you can get them, eat more veggies!
- Eat more whole grains:
Half of your grains should be whole grains. Whole grains have vitamins, minerals, and lots of fiber, which are all beneficial to your health. Switch to whole grains like whole wheat bread, brown rice, and whole wheat pasta.
- Eat a variety of proteins:
When people think of protein, they usually just think of meat. Try focusing on eating a variety of protein like nuts, beans, soy products such as tofu, eggs, and seafood. If you eat a variety of protein, you get a variety of vitamins and minerals too.
- Plan out your meals for the week
Take the time to plan out your meals for the week. This can be fun—get your family involved, let each person pick a dinner to make, post the dinner menu in the kitchen so no one has to ask “What’s for dinner?”
- Meal prep
Pick a day to meal prep for the week so it’s easier to eat healthy on a busy schedule. Make all of your meals for the week ahead of time or just pre-package some snacks- anything helps!
- Drink more water
I am always encouraging everyone to drink more water! Carry a water bottle around with you at all times. Staying hydrated is so important, especially for my athletes!
- Get more sleep
Make sure you’re aiming to get 8 hours of sleep per night. Not getting enough sleep can be really detrimental to your health.
- Get more exercise
Start exercising more! Whether it be getting a gym membership or starting to take walks after dinner, get up and move more!
- Positive Mondays
Start every Monday with three new goals you have for the week. Be positive on Mondays to start the week off strong! A positive Monday makes for a more productive week.
- Strive for balance
Over the years, I’ve realized how important balance is. When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, don’t forget to treat yourself once in a while.