Dietitian: Eating “SMART” Helps New Year’s Resolutions

Cooking Connection: 2018 Healthy Eating

DULUTH, Minn. – In a new year, many Northlanders are trying to better themselves with a list of resolutions.

One of the most common resolutions is to eat better.

Registered Dietitian and Diabetes Educator Debra Anderson with Essentia Health visited FOX 21 to share some knowledge.

Anderson recommends following a SMART diet because oftentimes people try to change too many things too fast.

SMART Eating:

S – start small

  • Instead of starting with a lofty goal, try something more manageable. Example: losing 1 lb a week.

M – measurable

  • Make a number for your goal. Example: Eating out less – eat out only two times a week.

A – accountability

  • Verbalize goals to others.

R – realistic

  • Keep your goals realistic by making slight changes instead of dramatic changes.

T – treat

  • Treat yourself with kitchen gadget, running socks, etc.

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