A new year is always filled with so much hope and promise—plus 10 pounds of holiday weight gain. If you are one of the 45 million Americans who go on a diet each year, then you know how hard it can be to slim down without losing your sanity.
Photo courtesy of Raw Essentials Juice Bar
What many people don’t realize is that simply exchanging a few bad habits for some good ones can make a big impact. That is what Dan Mckelvey, the owner of Raw Essential Juice Bar, hopes his restaurant can help with. He has added the words “Healthy Kitchen” to the restaurant’s name to reflect a number of menu additions. What was formerly known for its smoothies and acai bowls is now also serving hearty soups, salads and even the Impossible Burger, made from heme, which is released from soy leghemoglobin.
“Wellness is a journey,” says Mckelvey, who doesn’t recommend fad diets just to quickly lose a couple pounds.
Here are a few of his weight-loss tips, which you can easily incorporate into your everyday lifestyle.
Raw Essential Juice Bar and Healthy Kitchen
(Shops of Limestone Hills)
5335 Limestone Road, Wilmington
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekends.