New Year's Resolution Backup Plans

It may have sounded good at the time, but your New Year's resolution may be impossible to keep. Don’t ditch it completely; just go to plan B. Here is what we suggest.

Plan A: I will eat more fruits and vegetables
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Plan A: I will eat more fruits and vegetables

Plan B: Before you surrender to scurvy, Constance Brown-Riggs, RD would like to reassure you: You’re probably doing better than you think. “People get scared because they don’t realize how small one serving is,” she says (for example, a medium apple, ½ cup cooked vegetables, one cup greens, six ounces of juice). Make every little bit count – add lettuce and tomato to your sandwich and fresh fruit to your yogurt.

If you’re still shy of at least six servings, use favorite foods to sneak in more. Think pizza, pasta, and smoothies.

 

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