Eileen Fitzgibbons may be a personal trainer finishing her master’s in health and human performance at Canisius College, but that doesn’t mean her New Year’s resolutions sound unfamiliar.

“One is lowering how much sugar I have. It tends to sneak in, in certain beverages and foods,” said the 30-year-old from North Tonawanda who’s worked for nearly two years at Hive: The Lifespan Center in East Amherst. “And not relying on caffeine as much. I’m a two-cupper, which is not terrible. I’d like to rely more on getting better sleep and staying hydrated.”

What is the healthiest meal you tend to eat regularly?

I love grilled salmon, roasted asparagus and sweet potatoes. Your proteins, your fats, complex carbs.

The food you find hardest to resist?

French fries. Salty, crunchy french fries are my Achilles heel, good french fries at the Remington Tavern. I let myself once a month have a meal that I can enjoy without feeling guilty. It’s usually with a filet.

What one healthy change people could make, eating-wise, as they push into the new year?

Staying hydrated is important, because when you’re drinking enough water you tend to not overeat. A lot of times we confuse thirst and hunger. … A lot of times a glass of water can really curb your appetite.

– Scott Scanlon

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