Well, here we are again. It’s January of a new year, and the new year’s resolutions are flying (as well as flying by the wayside). The great thing about the new year is that no matter what the past held, it’s a time of new beginnings. Having the right attitude can allow you to get the best out of your new year, and to leave the past behind.
One of the most important New Year’s resolutions you can make is to get healthier, and that starts with your diet and nutrition. As the Paleo diet becomes ever more popular, people are discovering the wonders of this kind of eating, and learning new healthy habits. Here are five outstanding and easy habits for eating healthy in the new year, and how you can apply them best to live a happier, healthier lifestyle overall.
Habits for Eating Healthy
The hardest part of habits for eating healthy, admittedly, is dumping the things you enjoy that aren’t good for you at all, but once you get over that hurdle and do it, you’ll find that you don’t miss them, and that you’ve found a plenty of other great foods to enjoy, which are much better for you.
Embrace Organ Meats
That’s right—meats like liver, tongue and heart are some of the most nutritious meats out there. They are positively packed with vitamins, minerals, iron and more, and they’re almost always less expensive than other kinds of meats. It can take a bit to develop a taste, but once you get there, you’ll never look back.
Prep Veggies in Advance
When you get home from the grocery store, don’t just toss your veggies in the crisper and be done. Wash and prep them right away. You’re already in the “putting stuff away” mode, and this way you’ll save time and effort later, making it easier to grab something quick to eat when you want.
Cook Double the Food
That’s right; cook double the food you need. Then, right away and before you eat, put half of it in a solid and sealed container and stick it in the fridge. Now you’ve got ready-made leftovers for lunch tomorrow or dinner the next day, without any extra work. Just make sure you don’t eat it all in one sitting!
Learn to Love Turmeric
Turmeric is one of the greatest spices out there. It’s outstanding for helping to manage blood sugar. It’s got anti-inflammatory properties. It’s great for decreasing IBS symptoms. It’s full of antioxidants. It’s a super spice and it tastes great as well.
Step Away from the Cell Phone
Okay, this doesn’t seem like an eating habit but bear with us. When it’s time for bed, plug in your phone…in the living room. Then walk away. Having your phone in the room with you when you sleep has been proven to screw up your sleeping patterns, and when you don’t get restful sleep, you will make bad food choices.
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