t’s never too late to reinvent yourself and what better way than to go from the inside, out? Here are a few tips on how to make easy and smart changes about what you put in your body—for a healthier new you this 2017.
Starting a new, healthier diet is hard to do. No matter how much you want to, taking that first step is always the hardest part. You’re more likely to stick with a healthier food habit if you learn how to make healthier versions of the foods you really enjoy eating. For instance: If you love mashed potatoes, swap half of the potatoes for cauliflower—it’ll still taste like delicious mashed potatoes, but will be way less of a starch-bomb. Love pasta? Try using a spiralizer tool to turn fresh zucchini, yellow squash, carrots, or even other root vegetables into “noodles” for a carb-free take on spaghetti. Love the taste of sour cream on your baked potatoes or tacos? Swap it for plain Greek yogurt and you’ll not only cut calories, but you’ll increase your protein intake.
Pick up fresh veggies instead of canned, which often don’t have as many vitamins and minerals. And make vegetables the main attraction at least one day a week by putting a “Meatless Monday” plan into action. Skipping meat once a week can be budget-friendly and help improve your health. Need some inspiration? We have a whole archive of great recipes, some vegetarian, from our very own Chef Brian.
Of course, the key to success is having healthy food options on hand and in sight, and LG’s InstaView™ Door-in-Door® refrigerator brings that convenience to the kitchen. This revolutionary fridge has a sleek stainless-steel finish, with a tinted glass panel that turns translucent with two quick knocks, so you can peek inside without letting the cold air out. The touch of a button opens the Door-in-Door® panel—giving you access to the in-door shelves, where you can stash all your smarter food and beverage choices like salad fixings, lemon water, or even low-fat cheese, so they’re ready to grab and go.
This one may seem like a no-brainer, but the more you cook for yourself at home, the more likely you’ll be able to keep things healthy. Restaurants these days are notorious for larger portions than one might serve at home and who knows how much salt and fat they have added to your dish. Cooking at home gives you more control and may even encourage you to savor and linger over your meal.
Focusing on any big (or small) changes in the New Year? We’d love to hear what you’re planning. Share in the comments below.
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