100 Ways to Start Your Year Off Light
Healthy Tips for the New Year
With the new year comes new expectations and goals, often accompanied by the fear of falling off the resolutions wagon by month’s end. Make this year different. Put aside over-blown resolutions and commit to making small changes all year to make this year your lightest ever. The benefits: Lose weight, put a bounce in your step, get some calm in the kitchen, and become a healthier you without feeling deprived.
Spice Things Up
Don't Ditch Breakfast
Team Up with Mother Nature
Feel Free to Graze
Nix the Noodles
Nix the noodles and try spaghetti squash. Squash noodles transform lasagna into a delightful dinner for less than 400 calories.
See More: How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
Swap Out Sugary Cereals
Save Time by Prepping
The Little Seed That Could
Find more Filling Foods.
Love the Lemon
The Coffee-Power Nap Trick
Work to Sustain Health
Instead of Ultralight, Reach for Local Craft
Replenish with Salad
If you’re starving when you get home from work, prepare your salad, eat it, and then cook the rest of your meal. Try one of these simple, veggie-packed salad recipes.
Use Less Pasta, More Veggies
Salt Shaker Switch
Avoid Disaster Salads
Be careful not to turn your salad into a high-calorie disaster. Pass on creamy dressings and opt for olive oil and vinegar, choose nuts or sunflower seeds for crunch instead of croutons, and limit portions of cheese.
Quick and Good for You
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Keep Fit with Friends
Follow the 2x2x2 plan
Stuff Sandwiches with Veggies
Divvy Snacks Up
Spritz, Don't Pour
Go Nuts for Breakfast
Make a Smarter Smoothie
Make a better smoothie. Use unsweetened beverages and whole fruit instead of juice, and pump up the nutrients with a handful of greens. Try this combination for an easy, 162-calorie smoothie for one: 1 cup fresh baby spinach leaves + 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh honeydew + 1/3 cup nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt.
See More: Low-Calorie Smoothies
Instead of Mixed Nuts, Reach for Trail Mix
Get the Most Out of Snacks
Live in the "Now"
Become a Social Butterfly
Lighten Up Chicken Salad
Put Produce on Eye Level
Swap Cheeses, Add Veggies for a Ligher Pizza
Be the First to Order
Cut Beef Portions in Half
Rev Up your Morning with Water
Wear Your Workout Clothes to Bed
Less effort in the AM means you’re more likely to rise for that early morning workout!
Give Almond Milk a Try
Do This Simple Interval Workout
Read Up on Fitness
Simply Try a Smaller Plate
Read the Label
Instead of Milk Chocolate, Reach for Dark Chocolate
Turn off Your Tech for a More Restful Sleep
Lace Up First Thing in the Morning
Up Your Potassium Intake
Pet a Puppy
Grab a Handful of Almonds When Stressed
Spice It Up
The addition of nutritious, highly flavorful ingredients like fresh herbs, vinegars, and citrus can take a meal from ordinary to extraordinary. Enhance your meal without losing out on nutrition by keeping these 10 flavor-packed ingredients on hand.