Celebrate 2017~ Eat Healthy, Be Active!

These is the #1 New Year’s Resolutions of all time! But how do you decide where to start? Start by choosing the easy changes you can make. Instead of overhauling your whole diet, try to be mindful about what and how you eat. Some easy and small changes you can make include

• Eat slowly, it takes about 20 minutes for your brain to realize that you have food or drink in your stomach.

• Use a smaller plate, bowl and cup instead of measuring portion sizes.

• Plan wisely: make half of your plate fruits and vegetables at each meal, choose whole grains more often, drink 1% or fat-free milk and yogurt,  eat lean cuts of meat, poultry, fish and try dried  beans and peas for protein and added fiber. 

• Sip smarter! Instead of soda and other sugary beverages, drink water! Try flavoring it with lemon, cucumber or mint leaves.  Did you know that drinking 24 ounces of soda per day may cause a 2-3 pound weight gain in a month or up to 30 pounds in a year?  You’d need to walk over 100 miles a month to burn off those calories!

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