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How to make healthy eating habits stick in the new year

The start of the new year offers a chance to reflect on the past and set goals for the future. Many of us aim to improve ourselves, but, unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions are often quickly abandoned because they are unrealistic or too difficult to maintain.

A spread of fruits, vegetables and grains on a black countertop. All are part of healthy eating.
Figuring out how to introduce healthy eating habits might seem overwhelming at first, but you don’t need to make too many changes at once. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Michael Miller)

This is especially true for resolutions centered around physical health, like healthy eating. Instead of relying on strict rules and super-human discipline, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts have shared tips for establishing realistic healthy eating goals that can endure through January and beyond.

Don’t force the New Year’s Day start date

Though it might seem counterintuitive, allowing yourself the flexibility to start implementing new habits when you’re ready, rather than forcing yourself

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