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Top Tips for Healthy Eating in the New Year

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01.03.14
 

Welcome to 2014! Who's ready to start eating smart, feeling great, and having fun? WE ARE! And we've got a boatload of tips 'n tricks for the New Year... Enjoy!

 
 
  New Items: The TO CHEW List!

Your grocery list is getting a makeover...

Food finds: Falling into a food rut can make healthy eating seem like a chore. Change it up! Click here for our Best Food Finds of 2013! And peruse the "Spotted on Shelves..." section of our Monday news emails. And stay tuned for the latest finds every single Monday!

New-to-you HG classics: Brand-new to Hungry Girl? Just haven't tried some of our staples? Now's the time! Our HG Salutes series is the perfect place to start. Get the scoop on our favorite guilt-free foods -- why we love them, ways to use them, recipe roundups, and more. From the wonders of spaghetti squash (hello, pasta swap!) to the key ingredient for GIANT oatmeal bowls, we've got you covered!

Top techniques and recipe ideas: Re-create fried food, make egg scrambles in a mug, and super-size your portions with food expanders! Click here for an introduction to the tools in HG's arsenal.

HG's official supermarket list: Our all-new 2014 market list is coming later this month. In the meantime, click here for our latest list, complete with a checklist-style printable PDF!

 
  New Info: Get Smart!

The right resources are literally at your fingertips...

Online calculators: Not the two-plus-two kind of calculators. Calorie calculators. These are fantastic and FREE ways to pick up some extra information tailored to your needs. Just enter a few key stats (like your gender, height, weight, and activity level), and you'll get the estimated daily calorie count needed to maintain that weight or to start shedding pounds. Want to see how many calories are burned by common activities? Click here! And if you want to calculate your BMI (body mass index), you can do that online too.

Calorie-monitoring devices: If you wanna go the extra mile and receive hyper-specific statistics, these tools can be incredibly useful. Wearable products like the BodyMedia armband (formerly known as BodyBugg) and Fitbit track your daily calorie burn (among other things). They can help you to discern how many calories you need to lose or maintain weight. We love technology!

HG survival guides, Q&A, and more: Not to toot our own horn, but a LOT of valuable info pops up in our daily emails! It's our JOB to put together this info so you don't have to. If you aren't already a subscriber, sign up for Hungry Girl's free daily emails! Wednesday's emails are packed with useful advice, and Friday's are loaded with tips 'n tricks. Some of our best for the New Year? If you're looking for diet-friendly menu items, check out our Best Of... Dining Out! guide. For an easy guide to all things calories, click here. We've also got the truth behind weight-loss myths and a big list of common diet blunders. Read up!

 
 
 
  New Habits: Start Now, Stick to 'Em

'Tis the season for establishing smart habits!

Exercise gets enjoyable: The key is finding something FUN so that you'll stick with it. If you tell yourself you're going to start jogging even though you hate it, it's highly unlikely you'll keep it up. Have treadmill access? Schedule your workouts based on the airtimes of your favorite guilty-pleasure TV shows! Social butterfly? Sign up for a group-exercise class, or plan speed-walking dates with your gal pals. Another helpful resource? Online videos -- Gaiam TV has GREAT stuff!

Set mini goals: An all-or-nothing attitude is soooo 2013. If you set unreasonably high goals, it's easy to get frustrated and throw in the towel when you fall short. Start small, and then ramp up.

Track your food: It may sound tedious... even nerdy. Say what you will, but food journaling WORKS. Be brutally honest, and write down EVERYTHING you eat daily. Chances are you'll start seeing patterns, giving you the info you need to make positive changes. Go virtual with a food-tracking app (like Calorie Count's), or go old-style with a cute handheld journal. See? Being nerdy is totally cool.

 

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Today, January 3rd, is National Chocolate-Filled Cherry Day. We like filling mini fillo shells with chocolate and cherries! Mmmm...

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