New Year. New You.

December 30, 2015 – The holidays are all about indulging, and we hope you treated yourself to some delicious eats this season! If you’re feeling a little weighed down by sugary sweets and heavy winter meals, don’t worry! With the New Year coming, we’re sharing some tips from our panel of registered dietitians to help you start 2016 on a fresh foot with foods to make you feel good.

Good-for-You Carbstoast
Carbs get a bad rap, but sourcing them from the right foods can help from cutting them out of your diet completely. Whole foods such as vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds actually help to control blood pressure, keep glucose in check and lower cholesterol. Check out some of our favorite veg-centric, complete meals here.

Spice Things Up!
Add herbs and spices to dishes to amplify flavor, without the calories. Or make baked goods better-for-you by substituting sugary sweeteners with cinnamon, mint, ginger, cloves or citrus peels for sugary sweeteners.

Fuel Your Workout
Don’t forget to fuel up before and after you hit the gym! Try a banana or wheat crackers pre-workout, and pack some peanut butter or a turkey sandwich to recharge after you sweat.

Snack Smart
Fend off hunger with mini-meals throughout the day. Creamy almond butter on whole grain bread or an apple and dry roasted peanuts make for satisfying snacks that will keep you full and curb the cravings.

What’s your favorite healthy living tip? Tell us in the comments!

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9 thoughts on “New Year. New You.

  1. Randy

    Your body needs to consume zero carbohydrates. Any glucose that your body needs can be made by your body from the protein you eat. Get most of your calories from fats. Eat meat, cheese, nuts, cream, seeds. Eat veggies if you want to for variety/flavor.

    1. andy yurechko MS RD

      Randy: You must be promoting the new heart disease, obesity, hypertension, and high cholesterol diet. Please do not mislead people. Your comment is 100% in-accurate in many ways which I do not have the time to explain at this time.

      I see that Aldi’s has other Registered Dietitian’s like myself who have 6 year degrees in Dietetics and/or Food science. I would strongly recommend that Aldi’s have Dietitian moderators that review this website for inaccurate comments.

      1. Randy

        Dietary cholesterol intake does not have an impact on serum cholesterol levels.

        High-fat/moderate-protein/very-low-carbohydrate diets are very good at reducing obesity, lowering insulin resistance, and reversing metabolic syndrome.

        “Saturated fats are not associated with all cause mortality, CVD, CHD, ischemic stroke, or type 2 diabetes…”—de Souza, 2015

        “Current evidence does not clearly support cardiovascular guidelines that encourage high consumption of polyunsaturated fatty acids and low consumption of total saturated fats.”—Chowdhury, 2014

        No significant evidence for concluding that dietary saturated fat is associated with an increased risk of CHD or CVD.—Siri-Tarino, 2010

        There is evidence both for and against consumption of SFA in human diet. It is not 100% agreed that SFA has a deleterious effect on human health.

        Essential to human life are: water, energy, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, trace minerals, electrolytes, and ultratrace minerals. All of these can be obtained from non-carbohydrate sources.

        Many previously held views on human diet and nutrition have begun to be reevaluated in the last decades and there is a wealth of new scientific information out there.

  2. Judith

    I’ve already become a new me by losing 75 pounds by cutting out eating any wheat products and sugary fruits and the few dairy products with sugar like yogurt, milk and cottage cheese. And I’m so much healthier according to my lab reports it’s a New Me! I will continue this New Me at ALDI for sure with all the wonderful fresh veggies, the great cheeses, the fresh refrigerated greens, the great meats, nuts and flax seeds for our daily smoothies. Happy New Year and Love me some ALDI!!!!

  3. Betty

    Randy. Your comment is scuentifically/nutritionally UNSOUND. Could lead to ketosis (sp?), beri-beri, iron deficiency, and other imbalances.

  4. Catie

    I love the helpful hints for lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure!! It is so expensive to eat healthy but shopping here makes it so affordable thank you!!

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