Simple Secrets for a Healthier Year
Easy ways to start this year off on the right foot
Did you resolve to start the year on a healthier note? Eating more healthfully doesn’t have to be hard, so we’ve put together new simple secrets for a healthier new year — and a healthier you! Need more? Find 20 more simple secrets here and here!
— brooklynsupper, Babble
Make it healthier by subbing in more nutritious ingredients. For instance, use honey, dried fruit, or bananas in place of sugar.
Starting your day with a healthy meal provides vital nutrients after your nightly "fast." Breakfast also jump-starts metabolism, and those who eat it have lower cholesterol and better cardiovascular health.
You don't have to join Weight Watchers to have a supportive community. Consider finding online groups, or get your spouse or partner in on the act. Finding a steady workout buddy can be especially motivational — ask around!
Eat a Family Dinner
Some of the worst food decisions we make are when we're eating alone or on the go. Making a point of a family dinners is a terrific way to make sure everyone in your family gets a balanced, nutritious dinner each night.
Get an App
Apps like Lose It can help the calorie-conscious track calories consumed and burned daily. The super-functional, free app makes it easy to track food and exercise, giving you a clear picture of your eating habits.
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