After every glass of eggnog and holiday cookie, you vowed that after the first of the year, you’d start eating better. However, you quickly found out that habits don’t just change themselves.
How to stay on track: “‘Eating better is a vague goal,” McDaniel says. To boost your chances of really improving your diet, try to make a healthy food choice every day. For example, switch from chips to carrots as a side with lunch or have a piece a fruit as dessert. “That reduces calories and improves the nutrient profile of that meal,” McDaniel says.