New Year, Better You

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While the New Year forces many to think about the past year and personal changes that one wants to make for the next year, it challenges one to become a better version of themselves. The exact moment that the clock strikes midnight and the past year comes to an end while another begins, it creates this pandemonium for some to create resolutions or aspirations to be completed before the year’s end. This can be helpful to help many have achievements to pursue and anticipate throughout the year to feel a sense of accomplishment when the year is through… to ensure the efforts that were made as well as the activities or goals that were done. The importance of resolutions is that it allows one to create lists for the reasoning of improve oneself whether physically, emotionally, mentally, et cetera.

The most used resolution is either losing weight or having a healthier diet, the start of the New Year usually marks for a 365-day, occasionally 366-day, deadline to embark on a personal journey to accomplish the resolutions that one has set for themselves. Many New Yorkers eat on the go to save on time and money which forces them to seek the most available food options that normally consists of fast food or junk food items. While this option is cost-efficient, it is not the healthiest but the convenience of fast food and junk food in terms of its availability and budget-friendly prices aid in its success in America.

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Soylent is a company which sells an array of food replacement drinks or snacks for consumers to purchase for a healthier food option. It eliminates the stress of wondering what food option would be best to eat while it does not house any other temptations. It can be a struggle at times to eat healthy when there are countless food temptations around that are far more enticing to consume. Each of its products has the necessary nutrients to constitute of having a balanced, healthy meal such as with a blend of protein, carbohydrates, lipids, and micronutrients. The products come in a powder form that can be added as a flour substitute or as a protein powder as well as four different flavored drinks which are vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and nectar.

Personally, as a college student, I find that I have such little time to fit in eating a meal between my classes and homework that a meal replacement such as Soylent would truly be a haven to allow me to still have a meal without the hassle of trying to schedule eating into my already hectic routine.

Comment below with some resolutions that you may have for 2017.

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