Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A different kind of resolution

This year, I will eat the foods I love, enjoy every bite and stay the same weight. In fact, I may even lose a few pounds.

Sound way too good to be true? With all the hype out there about how hard it is to lose weight and keep it off, I wouldn’t blame you for being skeptical. After all, just about every health and nutrition website, blog and advice column out there talks about eating low-fat foods, cutting carbs and counting calories. And lots of people want to convince us that to lose weight and be healthy, we just need to ban foods x, y and z, and instead, just eat superfoods a, b and c; or buy their newly discovered magical elixir that sheds pounds while we sleep. Yeah, right!

The truth is, almost everyone is capable of enjoying all the foods they love while not only maintaining their weight, but even losing a few pounds, and feeling healthier, too.


Not by stuffing our faces until we’re too full to move—sorry to disappoint you—but by REALLY PAYING ATTENTION to our bodies, our moods, and our foods. Over the next few months, this blog will focus on providing tools and tips to help you do just that.

Why read it?

Because if you’re like me, you don’t want to feel deprived of foods you love, or guilty when you indulge. You want to be able to enjoy your favorite foods—even chocolate and full-fat cheese—without feeling guilty or gaining weight. And you want your food to be healthy, but taste delicious. The blog will give you plenty of ideas on how to do both.

One caveat

You knew it was coming, right? But don’t worry, it’s nothing awful or impossible. Just this—can you commit to keeping an open mind and becoming more aware of how you feel, physically and emotionally, this year?  If so, you’re well on your way to actually keeping your resolution this year! 

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