Roughly a third of Americans who make New Years resolutions aim to make healthier choices in their diet and lifestyle. But by now, 20% of resolution makers have already gone back to their old habits. Studies show that specific and realistic resolutions have the most success—so start small if you’ve resolved to make healthy changes to your diet.
Here are some healthy choices we make around our office almost every day—
- Ditch the cereal for a hearty bowl of oatmeal. Some cereals can be high in sugar and contain chemical based vitamins and minerals. At IN, we often swap our cereal for a bowl of fiber-packed oatmeal and top it with fresh or frozen fruit—YUM!
- Go Greek! Did you know that some varieties of Greek yogurt contain nearly 20 grams of protein per serving? Incorporating protein into your breakfast can help keep you satisfied until lunch so there’s no need to snack. My favorite Greek yogurt toppings: frozen blueberries and a small handful of granola.
- Don’t be afraid of the good fats. Fats you may want to avoid are saturated fats and trans fats—they can increase your risk of disease and raise your cholesterol. In moderation, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats can be good for your heart. Some “good fats” IN keeps on hand: avocados, olive oil, nuts, and nut butters.
- Spice it up once in a while! Studies show that compounds found in chilies can actually crank up your metabolism! Spicy salsas and curries are often enjoyed around here!
We all know it’s not easy to adhere to a new diet, but hang in there—and don’t forget to reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve done so far!
Here’s to a Fabulous 2012 from IN Food Marketing & Design!