Ringing in the New Year for most of us symbolizes a fresh start, a clean slate. Some resolve to exercise more, spend less money, get more sleep, or eat more nutritious foods. For the latter group, we have a few suggestions on how you can crush your resolution this year rather than forgetting about it as a vast majority will in just a few short weeks. 

Let’s take a closer look at how including fish in your meal rotation can help you meet and possibly even exceed your New Year’s Resolutions in 2022. 

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Creating Resolutions 101 

First, however, let’s review some tips from nutritionists on how to make and meet your resolutions the healthy way. 

Make Your Resolution Realistic 

To get started, make your weight loss goals small, say 10% of your weight. If you have a lot to lose, start with smaller amounts to reach for first. 

Hold Yourself Accountable 

For accountability, look for a way you can keep track of your progress. It may be a journal, mobile app, a friend, or join a social media group that can offer motivation.  

Identify What Will Make You Successful 

Before beginning your weight loss journey, consider what tools you will need to help you stay on track. It could be a cooking class, a regular visit with a dietician or nutritionist, or possibly cooking equipment that will make it easier to create healthy meals and snacks. 

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How A Diet Rich With Fish Can Help 

Once you have written down your resolutions and outlined some key ways to be accountable, it’s time to get serious about your meals. 

If you are looking for foods that are high in protein and have some healthy fats, drop the nutrition store protein cars and drinks in favor of adding two meals a week of fish. 

According to Eat This, Not That online, “Fish is an essential part of the Mediterranean Diet, which is considered the best diet for weight loss. So it’s easy to conclude that eating fish is a huge part of this diet’s success.”

Why is fish a big component of success in a diet, you ask? Here are just a few of the reasons they outline for us. 

  • Fish is a complete protein that can help you from overeating. 
  • Fish keeps you feeling full for longer than most protein meals including chicken. 
  • Fish reduces your fat intake and is low in calories. 
  • Fish plays an important role in keeping your blood sugar stable. 

According to a report published on Entertainment Times online and studies by the Journal Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, “eating fish can be a healthier alternative to other meat sources to stay lean. In fact, eating fish can also promote faster weight loss. Researchers found that people who solely ate fish (and not other types of meats) in an eight week period recorded better weight loss than the ones who didn’t.”

In the last couple of months Good Housekeeping has published their list of fish that are the healthiest to eat if you are looking to drop pounds this year. They include Salmon, Tuna, Pacific Cod, Halibut, Shrimp, and Scollops. 

If losing weight is on your New Year’s Resolution list, check out our products and see where Channel Fish can help support you in your 2022 goals.