5 Nutrition Tips for the New Year

Sunday January 17, 2016

Teresa-600px"Use these 5 tips to help fulfill your New Year's resolution!" Teresa Taylor | ttaylor@peabodyinc.com In January, many people are starting their resolutions for the New Year, and one of the most common is to eat healthier. More than one-third of Americans are obese and at risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer. Here are some simple tips that you can use to improve your nutrition:
  1. Try to eat smaller portions. One easy way to do this is to purchase smaller plates to use at home.
  2. Pace your meals. When you eat too quickly, your body sometimes doesn’t have time to realize that you’re full.
  3. Make water readily available around the house and at work. That way, you’ll be less inclined to drink unhealthy beverages.
  4. Don’t go shopping when you’re hungry. Also, try to purchase nutritious food by using the “outer ring” strategy at the grocery store. Many stores place healthier food—such as fruit, vegetables, nuts and dairy products—on the outskirts of the store, and leave less nutritious products in the center aisles. Avoid those center aisles as much as you can.
  5. Buy foods with whole grains. When grains are processed, the most nutritious parts are removed.