consumer-reportsTurning the calendar to a new year inspires many people adopt a healthier diet, often by attempting a 180 on their eating habits. But those intentions fail more often than not.

“People set unrealistic goals and attempt to make wholesale changes,” says Lesley Lutes, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia. “That all-or-nothing behavior becomes overwhelming, leaves you feeling deprived, and sets you up for failure.”

That’s exactly why we’re advocating a more realistic approach: Try just a few minor tweaks. That makes the changes doable, not daunting, and you will see improvements in your health.

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(PHOTO: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE: https://www.choosemyplate.gov/)