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New Year, New You: Foods and Facts to Help You Feel Better

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Posted at 12:46 PM, Jan 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-22 14:46:43-05

After all of the heavy holiday dinners, sweet treats, and snacking, it's no surprise to see a few added inches to our waistlines and weight on the scale. Getting back on track to a healthier lifestyle may seem difficult, but there are a few tips and tricks everyone can use to boost new weight loss and healthy living goals.

Recognize the foods that truly fill you up—these may include:

  • High fiber foods
    • Whole grains
    • Fruits
    • Vegetables
  • Lean proteins
    • Fish
    • Turkey
    • Low-fat dairy
    • Beans and lentils
  • Healthy fats
    • Nuts
    • Seeds
    • Avocados
    • Flax seeds
  • Drink water to stay hydrated

How to stay on track with your healthy lifestyle food plan?

Feeling hungry? Recognize trigger foods and rebound foods

  • Make an appointment with your treat
  • Make every calorie count—don't fill up on sugary liquids
  • Be choosy about snacks—find your favorite protein bar
  • Include more fiber and lean protein in diet
  • Keep a food log
  • Don't get discouraged if you slip up, simple little steps add up to big changes