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The the other day I ran across startling fact while I was doing my daily exercise (aka walking through Walmart, lol). Researchers estimate that approximately 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by the second week of February. WOW!!! Which basically means most of you reading this right now with a double cheeseburger in your hand when you know you should be eating baked chicken.
But it’s true, most of us do start this the New Year excited for a fresh start and ready to embrace new habits that make us better people. It’s always the same, you enter the New Year with the typical resolutions: lose 15 lbs, become insanely rich, and just be a better person in general, aka stop flicking off the meter-maid when you going through the toll line. 😂 Each year you write down your list, you make a vision board, you recruit accountability partners etc. But many of those goals are fading into the wind by mid-February – enter that double cheeseburger.
Did you know 1 out of 5 resolution lists include losing weight and/or eating healthier making it the most common New Year’s resolution? I’m not surprised because my most challenging resolution every year seems to deal with food, which probably isn’t too much of a surprise considering that I am a food blogger. But honestly, I struggle most with making time to eat or resisting eating at really bad times of the day particularly since I’m moving around non-stop. I’m always looking for ways to satiate my appetite when I’m on the go.
I’m a firm believer that when setting any goal it’s all about being equipped with the right tools to succeed. So I thought I’d share with you a small but effective tip that has been useful for me this year. SNACKING!!!
I find it difficult to avoid accepting that slice of chocolate cake from my coworker when my stomach is hitting my back. Obviously, if you’re hungry, it’s much much harder to resist temptations. I like to keep snacks around me that are rich in fiber and protein yet flavorful and versatile because they help me stay fuller longer.
Sometimes I’ll pack fruits and veggies which is never bad idea, but when I want to break up the monotony or when I crave something more satisfying, I need something else to fill that void.
Price: $1.98 (prices may vary slightly but look out for a coupon available in Sunday papers on 3/12). You can find the soups in store demos in select nationwide Walmart stores 2/16-2/19.
I had been seeing these new Campbell’s Well Yes!™ soups commercials everywhere and though I’d give them a shot. I tried the Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice Soup and the Sweet Potato Corn Chowder. [Heart eyes] They are made with nutritious ingredients, no artificial colors, flavors or ingredients – and chicken meat raised with NO antibiotics which to me = AWESOMENESS. When we eat food crafted with purposeful and nutritious ingredients, we feel good about ourselves and feel good about prospect of keeping our resolutions in tact.
I also really appreciated that their cans had an easy pop and pull tab which make them perfect to take with me wherever I go. I literally just popped one open (no can opener needed), poured the soup into my heat safe food container, heated it up and boom, it was ready. It’s the simple things.
There are a lot of ways to tackle your New Year’s resolutions but sometimes it just requires one small shift in the right direction. When it comes to food, I have found that smart snacking has helped me say NO to bad eating habits. So, before you reach for that cookie or bag of chips, consider making better choices with lifestyle friendly snacks that will keep your New Year’s resolution in tact.