With the New Year approaching, many people are making resolutions to eat healthier and lose weight, but we all know how hard it can be to stick to them for the whole year. Why don’t they seem to work? How can I make a resolution that will last through 2010 and beyond? What are some good nutrition resolutions for the coming year? Find out by listening to this episode on Resolutions You Can Keep!
Hi and welcome to nutritionally speaking. I’m your host, Michaela Ballmann.
That time is here again—the time when everyone seems to be focused on the new year and their resolutions to get organized, learn a new language, eat healthier, and lose weight. As you can expect, in this episode, I’m going to focus specifically on nutrition and diet-related resolutions.
Though I’ve never been a big fan of such resolutions, I do see that they can be valuable for some people if they’re done right. Now some may want to know why I’m not fond of resolutions. Here’s why: most people make crazy resolutions that they are never going to be able to keep and then suffer from discouragement and disappointment when they can’t meet their expectations of themselves. Many people also choose resolutions that are temporary in nature. For example, a diet is definitely temporary—someone will GO ON a diet to lose a certain amount of weight, and then after they have lost that weight they will go back to eating the way they like. Lifestyle changes, on the other hand, are more permanent in nature. Resolutions can also result in extreme behaviors. Someone will resolve him/herself to eat healthy foods ONLY and then they may go overboard and develop what is known as orthorexia when the person is obsessed with eating healthfully and won’t even go out with friends for lunch because they fear there won’t be anything healthy enough to eat. I’m sure you all know someone who has made a resolution that has one of these ____(aspects)_______ in it.
So, now that you know why resolutions can fail early in the year,
Here are some tips for making new year’s resolutions that you can keep for the whole of 2010, not just the first couple months:
I’ve already given you a few hints at some good, realistic, healthy lifestyle changes for the new year, but I have some more up my sleeve, so I’ll share them too:
If you’d like some more ideas for new year’s resolutions you can keep, leave a comment on my website.
Wishing you a happy new year and good health for 2010! Thanks for listening to nutritionally speaking and See you next time!