If you have let those New Year’s resolutions go the way of the denim-on-denim trend (#out) and you’re feeling like a deflated post-Ultra neon balloon… let’s revitalize and refresh you so you bounce out my office feeling as hoppity as the Easter bunny (but not nearly as creepy).

In my nutrition practice, I see a LOT of fiery determination in January, that slowly fizzles and by April, people go AWOL, cancel their appointments, and I see their instagrams in line @thesaltydonut. No hate, but GUYS – LET’S START OUT SPRING STRONG!!

Tips and tricks from the nutritionist-a to the Brickellist-a to make for a pant-worthy pantry and an #essencenutritionapproved life.

CLEAN OUT THE CONTRABAND. If the Double Stuf oreos are THERE… they WILL tempt you. Saca-lo. Donate them to the homeless people who walk on Brickell.
In the same vein, fill up your life with GOOD SHIZZ. That way, when you’re hungry – you’ll only be presented with GOOD options. Think:
Frozen fruits (they last! They’re the same as fresh.. Just.. frozen!)
Unsalted nuts/seeds
#essenceapproved DESSERTS/TREATS, like BOSSBALLS (protein balls that taste like cake made from Miami gal – https://app.moonclerk.com/pay/237dvc54xy1), Boom Chicka Pop CLASSIC popcorn, hummus, dried edamame, dried chickpeas, venison jerky (yes, it’s a thing), and cacao nibs
For the fridge – obv you’ll want some plain yogurt, kefir, cottage cheese, feta cheese (it’s low in lactose!), carrot sticks, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, and cheese sticks
Keep a running supply (make every Sunday night) of something that LOOKS and tastes good, like overnight oats in a mason jar (ask me for recipes!), vegan, gluten-free chocolate date bars (again, I’m a recipe fountain over here), chocolate avocado mousse, and hazelnut butter dust bars. When you SEE them, you’ll WANT them, and be glad you got a nutritionist-curated snack and not a box of Cheez Its.
EAT your calories; don’t drink them! Stock up on fun coffees, teas, sparkling water, and use herbs like mint to spice up your water. THROW OUT THE DIET SODA/DIET TEA YUCKINESS!

In your life, COMMIT, CALENDAR, AND PAY for THIRTY classes somewhere you’ve been dying to try. Thirty classes, if you go 3x/week, is a nice 10 week commitment! Think yoga, Pilates, Exhale, Ahana, Vita Infuse, KEnergy, Pilathon, Trio – spots you’ve maybe not heard of that are hidden gems. Bonus points: you may make new friends to inspire you.

Commit to ONE change in your diet – you’re much more likely to stick with it. Be it:
Eat 2 fruits a day
Eat 3 vegetables a day
Cut out EVERYTHING white
.. and then we’ll discuss how to add on!

Yours in health,
Monica Auslander, MS, RD, LD/N

About The Author

Evelyn Torres
Founder + Managing Director

As one of Miami's top bloggers, Evelyn Torres has become one of the leading voices in fitness, fashion, and Miami. Brickellista started as a Twitter alias in 2009 and has expanded to become a lifestyle blog capturing a Miami girl's perspective. Evelyn is a businesswoman, entrepreneur, brand ambassador and on the pulse of the Miami social scene. Today as founder and Managing Director of BrickellistaFiles.com, Evelyn is not only the face of BrickellistaFiles, but oversees the strategy and direction. She is the driving force behind the brand and has built the go-to site for everything Miami.

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