Healthy Habit 4 – Embrace Meatless Days
Even if you are a passionate carnivore, it is a good idea to trade in your chicken or tenderloin for tofu or other meat substitutes on occasion. Not only are there environmental benefits to consuming more plant-based foods, but vegetarian eating can also help trim the waistline and increase intakes of the fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are vital for good health. It also offers a chance to try out some new foods as you adhere to healthy habits.
Action Plan: Once a week, try eating a vegetarian-style diet by turning to items such as beans, Greek yogurt, hemp seeds, lentils and tofu to meet your protein needs. Your beloved steak or chicken will taste even better the next day.