BIG Nutrition: Let me see….where did I put that New Year’s Resolution?


BIG Nutrition: Let me see….where did I put that New Year’s Resolution?

Around this time in January, New Year’s resolution enthusiasm can start to wane. Resources to help improve success on food resolutions include Harvard Health Newsletter, the Boston Globe who spoke with a Tufts’ nutrition professor, and the American Psychological Association (APA).

From these resources, important ideas emerge:

  • Dream big! The key is to break down the dream into manageable and sustainable pieces.
  • Celebrate success along the way. Waiting until the end to celebrate achievement of a large goal can be too long to wait.
  • Both success and failure provide important information. Learn what works, as well as, what does not. Then the path forward can be built to support success.
  • Share the goal with someone. The help of others builds accountability and a supportive team.
  • It’s more important what you add to your intake than what you take out. Instead of spending time only focusing on removing ‘bad’ foods, add in amazing plants. Then, make a plan that can include foods that most consider ‘bad,’ less often and in moderate amounts.  

Just a few weeks into the year, there is plenty of time to gain eating habits that support athletic and health goals!

Happy and healthful eating,

Donna G. Pertel, MEd, RD, LDN

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