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  • Debbie Dean

Get Ready for the New Year with 6 Healthy Eating Tips

It's time to start the New Year with a healthy diet using easy and nutritious tips! Learn 6 simple healthy eating tips you can use today.

Plan Your Meals Ahead of Time

Planning in advance is one of the easiest ways to maintain a healthy diet. Try making a shopping list before you head out to the supermarket. Train yourself to stick to your list, that way you are only buying ingredients you need and won't have any wasted food.

You can also meal plan for the week, then you know exactly what dishes you'll be preparing each day and don't risk falling into an unhealthy eating pattern just because you haven't got anything in the fridge.

Eat Plenty of Fruits & Vegetables

Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables every day is a great way to provide your body with important vitamins, minerals and phytonutritents for optimal health. As a minimum aim for 5 servings daily, with more veg than fruit - try 3 portions of veg and two of fruit. You might think you are a long way from that goal plan when you will eat eat portion. This might work for you - a piece of fruit as part of breakfast and a second one as a snack or to replace a sugary dessert, then add one veg to lunch and two at dinner time and you're done!

Choose Healthy Carbs and Fats

It's important to choose healthy carbs and fats that will provide your body with energy. Healthy carbs include whole grains, such as brown rice, quinoa, and oats. Healthy fats include avocado, nuts, seeds and fatty fish like salmon. Eating a balanced mix of these foods will keep your energy levels up and provide essential nutrients for overall health.

Drink Enough Water