16 Steps to a New You in the New Year

Let your New Year’s resolution know you’re in it for the long haul. By taking the following steps, you’ll steadily become the healthier, lighter, younger-looking and all-around better you you’ve always wanted to be. Set out with determination, make the right food, exercise and lifestyle choices, and you’ll get to enjoy a makeover that’ll last a lifetime. Step into 2013 with a renewed sense of what it means to live well!

Make Small Weight-Loss Goals, Achieve Big Results

Losing just 10 pounds can do a whole lot more for you than helping you look better in your favorite jeans – though that’s plenty important. It can also lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk for a stroke, ward off dementia, lower your risk for uterine and breast cancer, and lower your cholesterol up to 10%. Take Dr. Oz’s Just 10 Challenge now.

Have you ever gotten to the last little bit of a vegetable or fruit and thought they only thing left to do was toss it? Or maybe you didn't get to one before it looked like it should be thrown out? Well there's no need to create more food waste! Here are two foods you can regrow right at home instead of throwing out.

Leftover Ginger

  1. Fill a bowl or cup with water and place your bit of ginger root inside.
  2. After a few weeks, watch for little sprouts to form.
  3. At this point, transfer the ginger to some potted soil. Give it plenty of space and moisture.
  4. After a few weeks, harvest your new ginger root!

Sprouted Potato

  1. Note where the sprouts (or eyes) are on the potato. Cut it in half so there are sprouts on both halves.
  2. Let the halves dry out overnight on a paper towel.
  3. Plant the dried potato halves in soil, cut side down.
  4. Small potatoes will be ready to harvest in about 10 weeks, while larger potatoes will be ready in about three to four months.

There's no need for food waste here when you know the tips and tricks to use up all your food at home. And click here to see which foods you can keep past the Sell By date!