As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator I have seen many individuals over the years set themselves up for failure with big health goals (New Year’s resolutions) which they can’t achieve. The result usually plays itself out by the first weeks of February when they can no longer keep up, or don’t see progress being made, and end up abandoning the whole “self-improvement” concept. The unfortunate consequence of this type of unrealistic goal setting is that people inevitably end up feeling worse about themselves in the process.
We all know that we eat more during the holiday season and there is no shortage of news stories telling us about holiday weight gain. It was refreshing to find a video by an expert in eating behavior that actually offers some advice about how to cut down rather than doing without.