New Year’s Resolution Idea: I’ll “MEAL” Well

Most New Year’s Resolutions start off with some type of diet and/or exercise regiment for most people… but how many really stick to it? How long before they fall off their planned course of action? Usually within the first few weeks, statistically speaking.

So what can you do about it? Here’s an idea, make 2012 the year of eating well. You can apply this concept to your entire family: We’ll “MEAL” well together!

This is a lifestyle change versus a fad diet that you will only stay on for a few weeks. You can work together with your family to make basic lifestyle changes in your regular MEALS to dramatically change your health and your life. Did you know over 80% of the diseases we see today are “Lifestyle Diseases”. This means that over 80% of the diseases are preventable with proper lifestyle choices. Who’s in charge of this prevention? YOU ARE!!!

What can you do right now? Starting TODAY?! You can make three basic MEAL planning changes with your family. Here’s where you start:

Change #1) Get rid of the bad fats, replace them with the Good Fats! What are the bad fats you might be asking? They are the man-made fats such as hydrogenated oils and trans-fats. They also include rancid oils such as soybean oil, corn oil, canola oil, and vegetable oil. Healthy options include: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, and Grapeseed Oil.

Change #2) Change the meats that you eat. This is the number one place to spend the extra money on organic, free-range, grass-fed meat and poultry varieties. Remember, if it comes from a sick animal, what quality of product are you getting? 

Change #3) Remove all the refined sugar from your diet.  Our packaged, processed, and convenient foods are loaded with not only preservatives and bad oils/fats, but they also have huge amounts of sugars in them, with high fructose corn syrup being the worst!

To learn more about these Nutrition changes and to get assistance with incorporating these into your daily “MEAL Well” planning, sign up for a nutrition consultation with a Registered Dietitian from TMIhealth. You can submit your request at: Nutrition Consultation Request

About the author Tracy is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the South Florida area. She is the lead consultant and President of tmihealth. Tracy works with clients in her Wellington office and nation-wide via phone and skype consultation options with programs specializing in Nutrition and Detoxification. You can also find her on Facebook and Google+

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