Seeing 2020 in the New Year with Resolutions that Stick
Another year, another resolution. As the holiday season comes to an end and a giant, glittery ball drops in New York City, all that’s left behind is a bloated tummy, a few strands of confetti, and the hope of transforming your life overnight. For many, the New Year means revamping your diet and exercise regimen with lofty goals that sound great at the stroke of midnight, but are left to fizzle less than a month later. Don’t get us wrong, January (or any month!) is a great time to set goals, but when so many fail it’s hard to justify making a resolution at all. We want to help you buck the trend so you can ring in the next year having accomplished your resolution. How? By helping you make small, achievable changes that stick.
Start with One
We all know eating more fruits and vegetables will lead to a more healthful diet. Plants (and their fruits) are low in calories and fat and are high in good-for-you nutrients like fiber, vitamins, and phytochemicals. An easy and simple way to up your fruit intake is to set a goal to eat one piece of hand fruit (aka a fruit you can hold in your hand) per day. Not only can you throw a piece into your bag, or on the seat of your car, but eating the whole fruit (skin included) provides extra fiber and is much more affordable than berries or precut fruit.
Depending on where you live, the colder winter weather lends itself to comforting meals like soups and stews. This winter, set a goal to eat one broth-based soup per week for lunch or dinner. Not only will this add to your veggie intake (carrots, onions, greens, and more), but broth contributes to total fluid intake making it easier to stay hydrated throughout the day. Pair our Moroccan Spiced Chickpea Soup with a side salad for a complete meal.
Skip the Sweetener
One of the easiest ways to make a positive change in your diet is to ditch sugar-sweetened beverages. Beverages can pack on the calories without filling you up. Give yourself a realistic goal; if you’re drinking four sweetened beverages a day, go down to two or three while eventually trying to reduce to one or less. Squeeze fresh citrus or muddle berries or herbs into water or seltzer for added flavor.
The 10 Minute Move
Did you know that elevating your heart rate for 10 minutes at a time counts towards your daily and weekly fitness goals? Instead of taking a 60 minute boot camp that leaves you unable to walk or sit for three days, start small with a 10 minute daily walk. When this becomes routine, add another 10 minutes until you are ready for a bigger or more intense fitness goal.
At FLIK Hospitality Group we believe in great food, great service, and great people. Our wellness first approach ensures our food supports healthy and delicious choices, specially curated by our team of culinary experts and registered dietitians. At FLIK, we believe in seasonality in sourcing our ingredients and providing a customized approach to the culinary and hospitality needs of each client. Our dedication to providing quality hospitality service is unparalleled in the industry.
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