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Registered Dietitian Mia Syn on Achieving Health Resolutions All Year Long

 

Have you broken your New Year’s health resolutions yet? If you have, you are not alone.

 

Research shows nearly 80% of resolutions will ultimately be broken by the second week of February. No one intends to break their New Year’s resolutions — but most of us will because it is a challenge to maintain new and sometimes unrealistic goals beyond January — especially in the midst of a pandemic.

 

 

One common resolution people make each and every year is to improve their health. According to research, 84% of all consumers are limiting the amount of sugar in their diet and more than 70% of adults say sugar is the #1 ingredient they are most trying to cut down or avoid completely.

 

 

So, what can be done to make sure you stick to your resolutions and don’t break them this year?

 

  • Manage Expectations and Avoid Fads. Keep your changes simple for long-lasting habits — it’s easier to transform something you already love than to adopt a new habit. With fitness, take incremental steps and participate in enjoyable activities. For food, make sure whatever changes you make taste great.

 

 

  • Focus on Protein and Fiber at Meal and Snack Times. The importance of incorporating protein and fiber to help keep you satisfied and energized throughout the day. Learn the best sources and easy ways to incorporate them into your diet.

 

  • Focus on Mental Wellbeing. A healthy mind leads to a healthy body. Think about journaling and meditation or walking breaks between tasks throughout the day to provide a mental break.

 

 

Mia Syn, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), national on-air nutrition expert, host of Good Food Friday on ABC News 4, knows the importance of healthy living and has come up with a list of health hacks to help people stick with their New Year’s resolutions.

 

Above, Mia shares her tips to help avoid breaking your resolutions — at the time when many people start to falter on their goals. She also offers tips and tricks to enjoy your favorite indulgences, while doing so in a healthier manner.

 

 

Makeba Giles is a Digital Content Producer and founder of Faith Health and Home, a digital space with information and resources for physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being to help families live an inspired lifestyle.

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