Chop it up

Five tips for staying on the health bandwagon Every year, people make health resolutions for New Year’s — lose weight, drop bad habits like smoking, exercise more, and so on. Every year, people also abandon those resolutions by mid-January. It’s easy to blame it on human nature, but internal medicine physician Muhammad Ali Syed, MD, says there are a few simple ways to stay on the health bandwagon. As he tells patients, it starts with the resolutions themselves. 1. Make reasonable resolutions...

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AS WE MAKE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS, I WANT TO CHALLENGE YOU TO MAKE NEW FOOD RESOLUTIONS. THAT’S RIGHT! NEW FOOD RESOLUTIONS. TRY DIFFERENT THINGS. NEW THINGS THAT YOUR PALETTE IS NOT USED TO TASTING. SHOCK IT! SURPRISE IT! MAKE YOUR MOUTH HAPPY AND GIVE IT A KICK WITH SOMETHING LIKE, RAW GARLIC, RAW MINT, GINGER, DANDELION, CACTUS, POMEGRANATE, ETC. JUST RESOLVE TO EAT NEW. TO EAT DIFFERENTLY. SPEND MORE TIME IN THE PRODUCE SECTION THAN EVER BEFORE. HANG OUT THERE,...

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