Did the holidays sabotage your healthy eating habits? Don’t beat yourself up, the new year is a perfect time to get back on track. We want to make healthy eating easier for you in the new year, so we have put together a list of simple tips to help get you started. Take small steps every day, and you can achieve a healthy diet in 2017!
Foods to INCLUDE:
•Fruits and vegetables
•Beans and legumes
•Nuts and seeds
•Fish and skinless poultry
•Fat-free and low-fat dairy products
Foods to LIMIT:
•Sodium and salt
•Sweets and added sugars, including sugar-sweetened beverages
•Red meats – if you choose to eat red meat, select lean cuts
Foods to AVOID:
•Trans fat and partially hydrogenated oils
•Compare nutrition information on package labels and select products with the lowest amounts of sodium, added sugars, saturated fat and trans fat.
•Watch your calorie intake. To maintain weight, consume only as many calories as you use up through physical activity. If you want to lose weight, consume fewer calories or burn more calories.
•Eat reasonable portions. Often this is less than you are served.
•Eat a wide variety of foods to get all the nutrients your body needs.
•Prepare and eat healthier meals at home. You’ll have more control over ingredients.
Here’s to a Happy and Healthy New Year!
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