17 Tips to Eat Healthy in 2017

Ahhh, 2017.  A new year, a fresh start.  Do you have a goal of eating healthier, losing weight, or maintaining a healthy weight this year?  Or maybe you would like to better control your blood pressure or diabetes this year.  Good nutrition and eating right is the key to success.  Here are 17 practical tips to help you meet your food & nutrition goals this year.

  1. Set realistic and measurable goals.
  2. Plan your meals ahead of time.
  3. Make a grocery list before shopping.
  4. Eat healthful snacks.
  5. Drink more water and less sugary drinks.
  6. Fill up on fiber.  Fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grain products are great sources of fiber.
  7. Cook more often.
  8. Pay attention to portion sizes.
  9. Try new recipes.
  10. Use more salt-free seasonings, herbs, and spices and less salt.
  11. Choose whole, unprocessed foods.
  12. Track your progress with an app or journal.
  13. Find an accountability buddy to encourage and motivate you.
  14. Get enough sleep.
  15. Find healthy ways to deal with stress.
  16. Move your body more.
  17. Ask for professional help if you need it.

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