Welcome to a new year! The start of a new year is a great opportunity to also start new healthy habits. And the key to creating and achieving a new healthy habit is setting SMART goals. What are SMART goals? They are goals that are Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic, and Time-Based. By creating SMART goals, you create a structure and a tracking system for yourself, which in turn makes it a lot more likely that you’ll reach your goal!

So in this blog post series, which is focused on healthy living New Year’s resolutions, I’ll not only be sharing tips on how to be healthier, I’ll be giving you examples of SMART goals that you can easily take and adapt to suit your needs.  

The first topic of our series is healthy eating. In a lot of my posts, I have written abouts the benefits of eating organic and sustainably raised / grown food (e.g. grass-fed, pasture-raised), and I’ve shared many healthy recipes, including those that are low in sugar and carbs in general. So here are some sample SMART goals related to these topics and other healthy eating tips:

  • Goal to eat more vegetables: 
    • I will eat a dark green vegetable every day this week (e.g. spinach, broccoli, Romaine lettuce, bok choy, swiss chard, peas).
  • Goal to eat / drink less sugar:
  • Goal to eat more organic and sustainable raised/grown food:
    • When I buy groceries this week, if I need to buy something that’s on the Environmental Working Group’s Dirty Dozen list, I will choose organic.
  • Goal to cook and eat at home more: 
  • Goal to cook a “meatless meal” more often: 
    • For the next two weeks, I will find and try a new meatless recipe each week.
  • Goal to eat out less often: 
    • I will pack my lunch from home 3 days per week for the next two weeks rather than eating out. 

Do you have other healthy eating SMART goals? Share them with us!

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