Now that 2018 is here, lots of us want to start the new year with eating healthy and ditching our late-night snack sessions. So where do we begin? Here are a few changes to get you off on the right foot, from PureWow Food and Wellness Director Lindsay Champion.
- Week 1: Load your pantry with essentials - Save on staples like beans, rice, and quinoa by buying in bulk. They have great deals at Amazon Prime Pantry and you won’t even have to head to the supermarket. Plus having healthy food on hand makes you less likely to give in to take out temptations.
- Week 2: Try a food challenge - Whole 30 is good, but if a month is too long for you, do it for a week and take it from there. Get a buddy to do it with you so you can hold each other accountable and try new recipes together.
- Week 3: Stay one step ahead of your cravings - You know you’ll want a treat, so have a healthy one ready when you do. Popsicles made with 100% fruit are a great choice when you want something sweet.
- Week 4: Knowledge is power - Read every ingredient on food labels, pay attention to serving sizes, and if you can’t pronounce the ingredients, put it back on the shelf.