How to Stick ☝🏼️ to Your New Year's Resolution πŸ“œ of Eating Better πŸ‡πŸ“πŸ ...

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Eating more healthily is a jolly good New Year’s Resolution for 2017 (and any year).

Eating better and eating well has a positive impact on your all round health and well-being.

It’s not about losing weight (that’s a different resolution altogether).

It’s about getting the best nutritional value from your food and giving your body what it needs.

If you want to eat better in 2017 here’s what you can do:

1. Begin Your Day with a Healthy Breakfast

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The right breakfast kick starts your metabolism and keeps you fuller for longer.

And, according to recent studies, eating a healthy breakfast that includes plenty of protein and is high in fiber helps people to sustain weight loss and manage their weight far better than NOT eating breakfast at all.

2. Understand and Make Balanced Plates

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Eating healthily isn’t just about eating the right foods.

It’s about eating them in the correct proportion.

If you eat a balanced diet you will get all the nutrition your body needs and you won’t need vitamin pills or supplements.

Learn how to build a balanced plate (foodafactoflife.org.uk) and learn your portion sizes (i.dailymail.co.uk)

3. Make Use of the Buddy System

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Seek out like-minded individuals so you can help each other to reach your healthy-eating aspirations.

Peer pressure helps you to stay on track, especially on days when stress or upset sends you rushing to the fridge for a comfort-food binge.

Have a look online for inspiration on healthy eating choices and if you can't find anyone among your family or friends to be your nutrition-buddy, there's always the option of finding a community online.

4. All Things in Moderation

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Don't deprive yourself of every culinary joy in your life or cut out every favorite treat for eternity.

If you're aiming to eat nutritious food that's good for your health at least 80 percent of the time, you can treat yourself to stuff that's yummy but has little nutritional value around 20 percent of the time.

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