Tips for eating healthier:
Add instead of subtracting—deprivation rarely works, so focus on what you can add to your diet to make it healthier:
Drink a glass of water before each meal, and between each cocktail.
Eat a cup of soup before lunch and dinner.
Ditch the bread and wrap sandwich fillings in lettuce or “light” tortillas.
Add lemon or lime juice, vinegar, spices* or anchovies in place of salt.
Try new recipes with vegetables, beans, seafood, or poultry.
Experiment with new spices and seasonings.
*e.g., lemon pepper, cured ground sumac (available on Amazon)
Approach eating positively:
Listen to your hunger and fullness cues. Enjoy meals until satisfied, not stuffed.
Take home half your restaurant meal to enjoy another day.
Break up your weekly routine by eating what you want one day a week.
Take pleasure in eating. Happiness is the healthiest resolution!