New Year’s Resolutions

At least a quarter of people make at least one New Year’s Resolution every year. While many of us strive to cut back on spending and do our part to look after the environment, losing weight and healthy eating are two of the most popular resolutions this year. Let’s try to forget about the pile of leftover chocolates and biscuit selections from Christmas.

As the clock struck twelve and you welcomed in the new year with a cheer, there was probably a list of New Year’s Resolutions waiting to be written in your new diary. Week beginning: 1st January.

Research has found that people are more likely to set goals at the start of a new year, a new month or even on a normal Monday morning. This ‘fresh-start’ is signalled by the beginning of a new period of time, or stage of your life. The start of a new year, therefore, marks the ideal time to set some intentions to enter the next 12 months.

new year's celebrations - a time to consider low-calorie snacking
New Year’s Resolutions – we all set them and so many of us fail.

The thing about New Year’s Resolutions is that we often only stick to them for a short time; a staggering 80% of diet-related resolutions fail. February comes around, and you’ve given up learning a new language, the daily run has only happened twice, and those goals, neatly written down on page one of the new year, seem miles away from ever becoming a reality. A way to combat this is to reframe how you think about your resolutions and implement smaller changes to work towards a larger goal.

While the tradition of New Year’s resolutions typically happens in January, self-improvement and setting yourself positive goals doesn’t have to be restricted to the start of the year. It’s never too late to implement healthy changes into your life, whatever they may be. Starting when feels right for you and being less harsh on yourself if you ‘fail’ may make you more likely to meet the targets you’ve set. So, with February approaching, right now is a good time as ever to kickstart those resolutions, or to bounce back if you’ve started to give up.

Low-Calorie Snacking

If you’re looking for your new favourite low-calorie snack to help achieve your healthy eating goals, then Rootles are perfect for you. Rootles are deliciously unconventional, low-calorie biscuits made from carrot and sweet potato, coated in either milk or dark chocolate. You will have heard of carrot cake, and perhaps you’ve tried cakes made with beetroot or avocado. Well, Rootles are taking over the biscuit world one bite at a time, offering a healthier but just as tasty, vegetable-based biscuit.

A recent Rootles poll found that over 70% of our Instagram followers had kept their New Year’s resolutions two weeks into January. As Rootles are lower in sugar and calories than many mainstream biscuit based snacks and are packed with natural ingredients, they are a great alternative to regular chocolate biscuits. If you want to eat healthier, a good starting point is to reduce the number of sugary snacks in your diet. Swapping traditional biscuits with a packet of Rootles is a small change (and a tasty one) that can help you stick to your resolutions, one crunch at a time.

rootles biscuits with a healthy lunch
A perfect snack or part of a healthy lunch? You decide.

Rootles are available to buy direct from us or on Amazon, so give them a try and see what you think!