What’s one thing you are guaranteed to see when you scroll through Instagram or flip through a magazine? “Skinny teas” and “diets for a tight tummy”. It’s tiring. And it’s especially exhausting this time of year, when marketers are on full blast, targeting those individuals with New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight or get in shape. When does it ever end? When will we develop a healthy relationship with food, instead of relying on fad diets and detox teas. In 2018, I encourage you to turn over a new leaf with me. This year, I vow to…
1. Choose Foods that Make Me Feel Good
Not the foods that Dr.Oz says are healthy. Not the foods that Women’s Health says I should eat. I vow to eat things that make my body feel happy and energized.
2. Treat Myself
If I really, really want a cookie, I’ll eat one. If I really want a slice of pizza, I’m going to eat it. I vow indulge every once in a while, because I deserve it.
3. Try New Foods
Ever hear the saying, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold?” Well, the same applies to food. I vow to try new foods, dishes, and recipes.
4. Say Goodbye to Food Guilt
No more feeling guilty about indulging. Eating things that aren’t “healthy” is okay! As long as I still include my greens and proteins, it’s all good. I vow to wave goodbye to food guilt.
5. Listen to My Body
I’m going to start listening to my hunger cues. Am I really hungry? Or am I just bored. What do I really want for dinner? What does my body need and what is it craving? I vow to listen to what my body is telling me.
So, are you with me?
Written by GUADS staff member Angelina