It is officially that time of year when we swing the pendulum in the other direction from a holiday season spent eating comfort food and try to start the new year fresh. Regardless of whether you want to get back in shape — whatever that looks like for you — or try out a new diet with some friends, there is one thing on which medical, nutritional and fitness experts all agree: Eat lots of vegetables.
That doesn’t mean you have to go vegan or even vegetarian. It doesn’t mean there’s no more pasta, bread or rice. It doesn’t have to mean being doomed to days of carrot and celery sticks and dinners of steamed everything else. Really.