The results are in, and 70 percent of Americans made New Year’s resolutions this year. However, by February, only about 70 percent of those who made resolutions will be still on track. Yikes!
According to our Los Angeles-based partner Carrie Gabriel, MS, RDN, there’s many reasons for this drop off, including the resolutions being overly ambitious or restrictive – like completely quitting sugar or losing 20 pounds in a month – and a few small failures can end the whole game.
In an effort to help reduce the New Year’s Resolution drop-off when it comes to health and fitness goals, Carrie put this awesome list of surprising foods you can eat and still meet those New Year’s resolutions goals. Some items are swaps for typical indulgences and others will help curb that craving and keep you from feeling like a failure.
What’s topping the list? ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Cream, of course!
See more details on all items featured on the list over on New Theory.
- Better for You Ice Cream. Enjoy a 4oz scoop of ProYo High Protein Low Fat Ice Cream. You’ll get 10g of protein per scoop, and only 120-calories and 0.5-2g of fat.
- Get Meaty. Replace that stagnant and sugar-packed protein bar with a real-food Meat & Veggie Bar from Wild Zora. Made from humanely-raised meats, and organic fruits and veggies, you’ll feel like you’ve enjoyed a real-food meal on-the-go.
- Pop. Pop. Pop! A serving of Quinn Snacks Kale and Sea Salt Popcorn will satisfy your salty snack needs at only 150-calories a serving.
- Chocoholics Unite. Too get the benefits of dark chocolate and avoid eating a whole bar, try Theo’s Coconut Tumeric Clusters. Each serving has 50mg of cocoa flavanols, which promote healthy blood vessels and cognitive/brain health.
- Sounds APEEL-ing. Peeled Snacks Peas Please will give you the chip-like crunch you are craving plus 5g of protein, 4g of filling fiber and the nutrients of a half a cup of veggies.
- Hummus-sapian. With flavors like Thai Coconut Curry and Kale Pesto from Hope Foods, this ain’t your hippie mamma’s hummus no more. You’re satisfy your flavor cravings at less than 100 calories a serving!
- The Anti-Carb Loading. Double the protein and quadruple the fiber of your regular wheat noodle pasta, Banza Chickpea Pasta is also gluten-free and low-glycemic.
- Go wild with nut butters. Healthy fats and fiber is the name of the game. You can go wild with Wild Friends delicious and fun to eat nut butters. Try the Creamy Almond Butter that’s made with only two ingredients – almonds and sea salt – so you get the best of what almonds have to offer.
- Dress it Up. One of the surprising places you can quickly rack up on the calories and fat is your salad dressing. Swap out your current favorite with an option like Primal Foods Kitchen’s Green Goddess Salad Dressing. Made with avocado oil and nutritional yeast (which is rich in b12), this flavorful, 120-kcal/serving, Whole30 approved option is also free from dairy, sugar and gluten.
- Go Go Avocado. Grab a Wholly Guacamole 100-calorie guacamole package to enjoy with some carrots, celery or rice crackers, and benefit from the rich monounsaturated fats found in avocados.
What’s your favorite food swap that’s helping you stay on track this year?