Healthy New Year 2020!

Healthy New Year

We wanted to wish you a healthy, happy new year, and thank you for being there for us. 

In 2020… we are focused on you. 

One of the most common New Year’s Resolutions is to eat healthy, however eating healthy can be challenging. That’s why we want to provide you with every possible resource available to ensure you succeed in 2020. We’ve also provided some tips below on how to help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.

To start, here are some free resources filled with seasonal recipes using locally grown organic ingredients as well as a few other helpful resources.

If you’re struggling with anything, let us know, we’d love to help.

  • Looking for a good Minestrone soup recipe, here’s one you can buy and one you can make at home.
  • Do you love our sesame peanut noodles from our deli? Here’s the recipe.

We’re cooking up some new giveaways, promotions, and recipe books but if you’re looking for something specific to help you reach your goals, let us know here.

How To Make Long Lasting Change

Research has found that January 17th is generally the day most people give up on their resolutions. The good news is that 40% of people tend to make it to the 6 month mark on their New Year’s resolutions. 

To make long lasting change in your life, it requires building and changing your habits.

According to author Gretchen Rubin, scheduling is one of the most effective ways to build better habits. “Scheduling forces us to confront the natural limits of the day” says Rubin in her book, Better Than Before: Mastering The Habits Of Our Everyday Lives

Once you’ve decided when, and how often, a habit should occur. Determine how long you’d like to spend on that activity. The goal is consistency and repetition, not stamina.  If you struggle to work out consistently, schedule a short workout once a week. 

Scheduling helps you make time for the things that are important to you. It also reduces the reliance on self-control, which is what most people report as the most common reason for failure. It would also be wise to begin with habits that directly strengthen self-control. 

Failure is inevitable.

The sooner you can forgive yourself and recommit to your resolutions, the faster you’ll reach your goals. 

Thank you so much for supporting your local neighborhood natural grocery store, we can’t wait to get 2020 started.

Pro Tip: Join hashtags on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram like #MeatlessMondays or #GlutenFreeLife to develop habits with other people. 

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