Some of the post popular New Year’s Resolutions include eating well, losing weight, exercising more. Out of the roughly 45% of Americans who make resolutions, less than half are still on track to maintain them after 6 months.*
Simply making small changes each day can help lead to big results over time. Eggland’s Best nutrition and fitness experts weighed in on some of the secrets to their success. Check out their top tip below:
Carla Birnberg, Health & Fitness blogger
For me, it was the power of the letter “P”: Plan, Package, Portion, Permit.
Plan: I plan ahead when making my grocery list, and I plan snacks each night before bed to set myself up for snacking success.
Package: I love Eggland’s Best Hard Cooked eggs. The only way to guarantee my protein-snack is waiting for me in the fridge is to grab two each morning when I’m on the go. I do the same with nuts, fruits, and veggies. If you’re working in an office, package and bring only enough for your daily snacks.
Portion: Like EB’s Hard Cooked eggs, many fruits come pre-portioned, or portion your favorite snacks into baggies ahead of time for easy grab & go.
Permit: I’m a busy mom who works full time but still has an abundance of energy. Sure, I may have a backpack crammed with perfectly pre-portioned healthy snacks, but I still heed the call of the cookie sometimes.
Tammy Lakatos-Shames & Lyssie Lakatos, The Nutrition Twins
One of the best ways to stay focused on your long term goals is to set small, attainable goals that show results and help you feel rewarded. Focus on making daily, realistic objectives that aren’t overwhelming, yet create enough change so you see the pay-off.
Eat a nutrient-rich breakfast with a balance of quality carbohydrates and protein. Choose whole grains, fruits or vegetables that come packed with fiber, and include eggs. Eggland’s Best eggs have more Vitamins D, E, B12, more Omega 3s, and less saturated fat compared to ordinary eggs.
Cathe Friedrich, National Fitness Hall of Fame Inductee
Tailor your fitness goals and the strategies you use to achieve them so they’re in sync with the rest of your life. Keep things realistic. Begin by doing 10 minutes of exercise a day. Then gradually increase your workout time as more time becomes available. Having an “all or none” mentality towards working out will lead to lots of missed days of exercise.
Brief, high-intensity workouts will give you benefits in the shortest time possible. Keep an exercise DVD in your player ready to fire up when you have a free moment. If you can’t finish it all, do another session later. When you work out at home, you can structure your workout around YOUR time.
Make sure to eat a nutrient-rich breakfast with a balance of quality carbohydrates and protein. Choose whole grains, fruits or vegetables that come packed with fiber, and include eggs. Eggland’s Best eggs have more Vitamins D, E, B12, more Omega 3s, and less saturated fat compared to ordinary eggs.