5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

Take advantage of the seasonal change by reexamining your diet.

5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Diet

As you spring forward to a new season, it’s a convenient time to shift your focus and renew your commitment to adopting and living a healthy lifestyle. The warm weather may motivate you to exercise and pursue physical activity outdoors and it’s the perfect opportunity to explore open-air farmers markets and adopt new healthy habits, especially when it comes to your diet and eating patterns. Get ready to spring clean your diet and make lasting change with these simple and practical tips from registered dietitians Keri Glassman and Jessica Swift.

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Drink More Water

Even though we should be drinking water all the time, many of us may fall short of meeting our daily hydration needs. Water is crucial for all bodily functions and keeps the body running efficiently and smoothly. Drinking water, instead of sugary drinks, can lower your caloric intake, and can also keep cravings in check. Swift recommends using a smartphone app or smart water bottle to track your water intake, or “if you are not into all of the high tech options, just keep a water bottle with you throughout the day.” Glassman also suggests using a large water bottle that holds at least 32 ounces, and “filling it twice on a daily basis.” If you get tired of regular water, you can add fresh fruit or fruit essence for a sweet flavor boost.

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Have your guests coming back for more (or save the leftovers for yourself!) with this decadent holiday tenderloin. Roasted with rosemary, garlic and dijon mustard, it pairs perfectly with a bright and fresh horseradish cream. And when it's paired with mushrooms and shallots roasted in red wine and beef stock, you can't go wrong.