3 Tips To Crack Into a Healthier 2017
3 Tips to Crack into a Healthier 2017
Happy New Year! The start of a new year is the perfect time to reflect and set new intentions. Whether you’re looking to shed some weight or start a healthier diet, it’s important to take small steps to incite meaningful changes and reach your goals. Here are three simple tips to crack into a healthier New Year:
- Keep healthy foods in sight:
Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you crave salty snacks? If this describes you, you’re not alone. And you can set yourself up for healthy eating success with just a little preparation. Step one: dump the unhealthy junk. Step two: create dedicated space for healthy snacks – a drawer in your office, your purse or even at home. Step three: use visual cues to help you make smarter choices. Try keeping colorful fruit at your desk or 100 calorie packs of pistachios at eye level for easy access to healthy snacks. Pistachios have the built-in benefit of “The Pistachio Principle,” a mindful eating concept that says in-shell pistachios may help you fool yourself full because the leftover shells may provide a visual cue for portions, potentially helping to curb intake.
- Be mindful of what you eat:
Be thoughtful about what you are eating. Ask yourself what you are eating and why. Are you eating because you’re truly hungry or because of habit or boredom? Try this: sit down for every meal and snack and focus on your food. Eat slowly. Put your fork down between bites. Enjoy your nourishment.
- Treat yourself right:Healthy food nourishes the body right, but it can also be delicious and a treat for the senses. Don’t let healthy eating be another chore, especially in our fast-paced world. Did you complete a big work project? Finish a mile run? Treat yourself. But treat yourself right. Below are a few of our favorite healthy and great-tasting pistachio pairings to celebrate you and the New Year.
In-Shell Pistachios + Tangerines + Dark Chocolate + Green Tea
In-Shell Pistachios + Scones + Fruit Salad + Prosecco
In-Shell Pistachios + Apples + Cream Cheese Spread + Drizzled Honey