If this goal has been on the top of your list this year, we would like to suggest some ways you can stay on track and help yourself be healthier in 2017.
One way to do this is by adding lean beef to your diet. Did you know that a serving of 80% ground beef has 213 calories? That’s about the same as two slices of bacon, a tablespoon of mayo, a whole bagel or a pint of beer. This is important because many people find that for this amount of calories, they are left feeling satisfied, have fewer cravings, are hungry less often and are less likely to snack.
Add to the nutrition aspect of ground beef the fact that you can opt for grass-fed beef and you have a satisfying and feel-good way to tackle your New Year’s Resolution.
Now that you know you can have your beef and eat it too, here are few other ways to keep those resolutions and make your way towards a healthier and more fulfilling life:
- Make a goal. It’s nearly impossible to stick to a goal if you don’t get specific in making one. Good goals are achievable, practical and easy to measure, so be sure to make a goal that fits all these criteria.
- Measure your progress. Measuring your progress allows you to “check in” on how you are doing and tells your brain to get more serious about your resolution. It also helps you reel it in and check yourself so sticking to your plans is easier.
- Don’t give up. It is not uncommon to see little progress in the beginning or to plateau in progress somewhere along the way. It’s these moments that are the easiest times to give up. Be patient, major changes take time.
- Say it out loud. One way to hold yourself accountable is to share your goal with friends and family. The more people you verbally commit your goal to, the less likely you are to de-commit.
While many people enter the New Year with good intentions, it’s easy to fall short if you don’t make wise decisions on how to accomplish your health and nutrition goals. Being realistic, measuring your progress, holding on during the tough times, enlisting the help of others and finding a way to incorporate protein-rich and satisfying foods to your diet are a few ways that you can conquer those resolutions.