I try always to do everything in moderation so my resolutions are usually around improving something, like cleaning out a closet, organizing my pantry, and telling people how much I appreciate them. Hopefully I am making a new habit not just a resolution.
During last summer’s vacation, Vern and I decided to chew each bite of food 30 times. It’s not a magical number, since chewing depends on what you eat, but, that was our resolution. It’s a healthy choice for aiding digestion, increasing satiety, and maintaining weight. We figured if we spent 2 weeks focusing on chewing we could create a habit.
Great family dinners aren’t about how fancy they look. The real power is in how they make your family feel. Loved. Cared for.
- Slow down and stress less with a little planning ahead.
- Take back the dinner hour and eat together as a family.
- Keep making healthy comfort foods. They feel good!
- Live in the moment.
Starting in January, you can try recipes from a longtime friend of Oprah, renowned fitness expert and trainer, Bob Greene. In addition to authoring a number of New York Times Best Selling health, nutrition and fitness books, Greene has a website, TheBestLife.com, which helps subscribers track calories and maintain a fitness routine tailored to their weight loss goals. His newest title The Life You Want: Get Motivated, Lose Weight, and be Happy will be released January 2011.
“The problem for most people is that eating healthy in the New Year usually equates to lots of extra time reading labels and meal planning, and they fall off of the weight loss wagon by March,” says Stephanie Allen, Dream Dinners President and co-founder. “Bob’s recipes, like many at Dream Dinners, make it easier to eat better on a regular basis without the hassles. We just print out the calories per serving so our guests can type them into thebestlife.com and match them to their fitness goals.”
To kick off the New Year with healthy resolutions in mind,