While we hear of all kinds of resolutions people keep each year, many end up wanting to live a healthier life.
For this reason, quitting smoking, limiting alcohol consumption and losing weight become resolutions with a spotlight on them.
These, however, are not easy. Since the first month of 2018 is over, it is a good idea to do a progress check.
Ask yourself questions: have you cheated on your diet more than you intended, or had an extra serving at the bar, or perhaps, had that one slip with smoking? Don’t worry, mistakes can be less expensive if caught early.
These celebrities share how they have been getting along with their resolutions.
Actress and fitness enthusiast, Sonali Bendre Behl shares, “My busy schedule always has me on the go which has also been my biggest excuse to eat unhealthy. This year, I have resolved to eat right, no matter what."
She goes on to add, "To ensure I stay away from unhealthy food, I carry a handful of almonds in a small box in my bag. Since they are convenient and healthy and can be eaten anywhere and anytime of the day, I munch on some whenever I crave a snack. They keep me energised through the day”
Celebrity Chef Manish Mehrotra of Indian Accent shares his views on healthy eating resolutions, “Not everyone is able to stick to eating healthy and it is usually because they think it is boring or bland. It does not have to be. On the contrary, it is quite easy to make something that is healthy, also tasty."
He further states, "You can start small with your snacking habits – instead of the regular snack time goodies, dry roast some almonds with a bit of pepper to begin with. You can also pair almonds with seasonal fruits or include them in other snacks. The idea is to keep it simple yet giving yourself enough variety to keep you motivated to achieve your goal”.
Mumbai based nutritionist, Madhuri Ruia, commenting on weight management related resolutions, shares, “Diet has to be the bigger part of your fitness plan. You must ensure you choose foods that provide you with a variety of nutrients to get the most out of every bite you consume and make your meal a wholesome one."
She expands, "For those resolving to manage or lose weight, nuts like almonds, seeds like flax and vegetables like broccoli can be very beneficial. Almonds are a source of 15 nutrients including many essential nutrients that ensure a wholesome and healthy life”.
About the Almond Board
Almond Board of California in India
India has a rich and long standing tradition of almond consumption. The Almond Board of California celebrates this tradition and looks at the county as a market of great potential and importance. This is a reason for the board to continue to invest resources to run and support an active marketing, trade and market access programme in the country.
By the means of this programme, the board aims to build awareness around the multiple nutritional benefits of consuming almonds every day post validating them through learnings obtained from various nutrition researches.
To achieve this and as a part of the India programme, Almond Board of California engages with consumers, health care professionals, importers , food companies, government and regulatory agencies within the country.