New Years Resolution - The Swap
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New Year’s Resolution: The Swap

This post was sponsored by Splenda Naturals as part of an Influencer Activation and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

I was reading an article the other day by a psychologist that said the best New Year’s Resolutions are the simple ones. I don’t know if there’s any actual science behind this theory, but it certainly resonated with me. Sure, I could make grand goals and lofty statements, but reality often dictates that major changes are hard to maintain. So this year, I’m sticking to a simple idea that will only take small decisions to enforce. My New Year’s Resolution is to do the “swap”. I’m going to swap out my everyday food items for more conscientious choices. And thanks to the Resolutions at Walmart, I have some easy swapping solutions!

From swapping out chips for an apple or soda for flavored water, it’s actually a manageable resolution. So if you’re in on this swap idea with me, then I’ve got three new products that we can start with.

New Years Resolution - The Swap

The Sugar Swap

This year, I’m swapping out the sugar I use in my coffee with Splenda Naturals Stevia.

Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee
New Years Resolution - The Swap

With 100% natural stevia product, it’s a great tasting swap. Plus with zero calories and no aftertaste, I don’t feel like I’m sacrificing flavor or overall yumminess. Plus, for a little indulgence, I’d suggest whipping up this recipe for Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee!

New Years Resolution - The Swap
New Years Resolution - The Swap
New Years Resolution - The Swap
New Years Resolution - The Swap
New Years Resolution - The Swap

The Beer Swap

Just because it’s a resolution, doesn’t mean you have to give up all the good things in life! And I don’t know about you, but I certainly enjoy a cold beer after a hard week’s work. So I’ll be swapping my usual caloric-filled bottle with Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold. It is made with organic grains and a whole bottle only contains 2.5 carbs and 85 calories. It is a crisp, light lager with a superior golden taste. And most importantly, I make sure to enjoy responsibly!

New Years Resolution - The Swap
New Years Resolution - The Swap
New Years Resolution - The Swap

The Protein Swap

When I wake up in the morning, all I want is my coffee and something sweet to give me some energy. So instead of empty calories, I’m swapping out my morning breakfast with Optimum Nutrition Protein Crisps. Filled with 20g of protein and flavors like Salted Toffee Pretzel, I’ll be getting a proper energy boost without sacrificing taste.

New Years Resolution - The Swap
New Years Resolution - The Swap

And on particularly challenging days, I’m hoping to supplement my flavored water and afternoon coffee with the brand’s Amino Energy and Gold Standard Whey additives.

New Years Resolution - The Swap

Now, you can grab these great products at Walmart, including Splenda, Michelob Ultra, and Optimum Nutrition! Also, make sure to enter the Resolutions at Walmart Sweepstakes for a chance to win a gym membership. Enter before February 9th to be one of five grand prize winners. Winners get to choose the gym or health club of their choice to join, up to a total cost of $599. Make sure to visit for the giveaway’s full terms and conditions. So tell me, are you going to try the swap?

Sam Temsah-Deniskin

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  1. Leanne says:

    The simple resolutions are the way to go . One of mine was actually to cut down on sugar . Haven’t done it yet but this post just reminded me . Will have to try Splenda our for sure .

  2. Jaque Richards says:

    Since coffee is one of my guilty pleasures, the idea of a sweet, non-guilty, cup is nearly irresistable! I am going to try your yummy recipe ASAP! 🙂 Thank you.

  3. Missy says:

    The coffee looks so good. I think swapping sugar is a great start for the new year.

  4. Gwendolyn Jordan says:

    I will try some of the tips

  5. Kathy Scott says:

    Lots of great ideas to help with keeping my New Years Resolution.

  6. Laura says:

    That Vanilla Sweet Cream Coffee looks amazing! Yum!

  7. Diana Moore says:

    The struggle is real! Good tips.

  8. Wanda B says:

    I’d love to try some of these. That Beer Swap looks interesting.

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