1. Fish oil contains omega-3 fatty acids. A new study suggests that fish oil can transform cells from fat-storing to fat-burning. Fish oil works by activating receptors in the digestive tract, which then fires the sympathetic nervous system, and helps storage cells metabolize fat. Fish oil pills are available as a supplement, but omega-3’s are readily available from food sources. Fatty fish, walnuts, and flaxseed are great sources.
2. Ditch the diet fads and quick fixes for your New Year’s Resolution. Try promising yourself a healthful lifestyle instead. Setting practical and achievable goals is key. Making one small change a week can create a large change in yourself! Research suggests habits take three weeks to form so don’t give up so quickly! Make an appointment with a Registered Dietitian to jump start your progress. Ideas for small changes: drink an extra glass of water each day, 15 extra minutes of activity each day, add an extra veggie with your favorite meal, try one new veggie a week! It’s that simple.
3. My top ten healthy holiday tips are keeping me on track so far this season! Here are a few more tips to help you push through. Losing the stretchy pants may not be number one on my list, but getting in your veggies is definitely important.