Is eating healthier on your bucket list for 2021? Because it should be.
Here are 6 Healthy Habits you should adopt in the New Year.

Try new recipes

By cooking at home, you become more mindful of exactly what is going into your dish, no secret unhealthy ingredients. Try to make a new healthy dish at least once a week. Your body will thank you and so will your taste pallet. Here are a few recipe ideas for you.

Taste the Rainbow

Fruits and Veggies come in the most beautiful colors. They also give your body vitamins and minerals! Nutritionist Ilana Muhlstein suggest for a healthy lunch your plate should have 50% vegetables (mushrooms, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce) , 25% proteins (chicken, fish, steak, eggs) and 25% carbs (apples, bread, pasta, rice – the healthy kind)

Water Water Water

There are many things to take into consideration when it comes to water intake. The recommend you drink half your body weight of water in ounces! example: If you weight 150lbs, you should drink 75oz of water a day. However sometimes your water intake can depend on your activity level, the temperature where you live, or  whether you are pregnant or have an infection. Drinking water can truly help you stay focused and prevent headaches.

Meal Prep

The biggest perk of meal prepping is that you save yourself SO much time during the week trying to figure out what to make. By prepping your meals, you use portion sizes to ensure you don’t overindulge. You also save money during the week, by having your meals prepped you will not have the temptations to order out. Set a budget, make a menu for the week, go shopping on Sunday and use the afternoon to prep all of your breakfast, lunches and dinners for the next 5 days. You’ll thank yourself throughout the week.

Take your time

Eat Slow. It takes around 20 minutes  for your stomach to tell your mind you are full, so why eat so quickly in the first 10 minutes? You will end up over indulging and feeling bloated. Fun fact thanks to Kurbo “Believe it or not, there is a whole science behind it! When we take our first bite, we chew and swallow our food to digest it in the stomach. During the processing of the food, satiety hormones are released and this acts as a signal that is sent to the brain. “

Choose healthy snacks

There is no reason you cannot have snacks during the day. Typically, you base the amount of snacks on your activity level, if you are more active, then you can get away with 2-3 snacks, if you are more sedentary then maybe have 1 a day. A few delicious snacks that can help you curve the weight are: mixed nuts, apple slices with peanut butter, dark chocolate and almonds, cucumber with hummus, hard-boiled eggs, a piece of cheese, a protein shake, and chickpeas!