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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Track Your Progress

When it comes to making meaningful changes and staying on track with your weight loss goals, both Glassman and Swift emphasize using the strategies that you know will work for you. If you’re constantly on your smartphone, try using an app or a subscription service that can automate some of the repetitive steps for you. You don’t need to rely on a tool with tons of bells and whistles. A simple tool like the calendar feature on your smartphone may work just as well for you. If you prefer to write everything down then keep a dedicated journal with your goals, updates, and thoughts. The purpose of spring cleaning your diet is to make healthy eating a long-lasting habit you can keep up with and return to at any time. As Glassman puts it, don’t forget that “what you use most has to go in line with what you do.”

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