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How to eat right in the new year

As we continue to look at ways we can build up our resilience to stress, the next Balance Reserve we founder of Delicious Living Nutrition.

When asked about healthy eating for teachers in the new year Nicole says, "New Year Resolutions all too often are short-term. In order to create a happy, healthy you, try working on each of these recommended resolutions one at a time. Your busy schedules can make it challenging to achieve all of them at once and isn’t the best way to make changes long-term. List the steps you need to put in place to achieve each of them. Then, practice, practice, practice. You will have more energy, confidence, a healthier immune system, and less cravings."

Here are some simple resolutions to try:

• HAVE LESS THAN 12 GRAMS OF ADDED SUGAR ON MOST DAYS

• DRINK MORE THAN 64 OZ OF WATER PER DAY

• EAT MORE THAN 5 FULL CUPS OF VEGETABLES AND FRUITS PER DAY

• EAT A LEAN PROTEIN FROM PLANTS, ANIMALS, AND DAIRY SOURCES AT MOST OF YOUR MEALS

• MOVE AT LEAST 30 MINUTES PER DAY

• KEEP A FOOD JOURNAL

• PORTION OUT YOUR PROTEINS AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK

Remember, add one change at a time until it becomes a habit and your ready to try the next.  Little steps can take you far.  You'll feel so much better, the next ones will seem even easier to put into place.

So, what is the first thing you're going to try?

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