It’s a week into the New Year. Your pants are uncomfortably tight and the number on the scale is in the wrong zip code. Trying to right the ship you resolve – swear — to never again eat another chocolate chip cookie — or maybe you’ve taken an oath to lay off potato chips forever […]
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What gets you to Carnegie Hall? Practice. What makes your new healthy behaviors stick? Practice. If you’ve resolved to form new healthy habits, ones you want to keep and that fit in with your lifestyle, you need to keep repeating those new behaviors over and over again. It’s like learning a language or a new […]
It’s a week into the New Year. Your pants are uncomfortably tight and the number on the scale is in the wrong zip code. Trying to right the ship did you resolve – swear — to never again eat another chocolate chip cookie? Or maybe you’ve taken an oath to lay off potato chips forever […]
For many of us New Year’s Day means football and New Year’s resolutions. We declare that we’re going to do or not do something – usually having to do with lifestyle changes like losing weight, exercising more, eating better, or drinking less. Heard that before? Resolutions Can Be Tricky Have you ever seen the hang-dog […]
Are you always looking for the next best thing – the next miracle cure for sugar or caffeine addiction, the best way to motivate yourself to exercise, or the best way to lose the most weight in the shortest period of time? You try, try, and try again. You step on the scale. “That can’t […]
Do you remember being told to line up in size places in elementary school? How about getting a star for hanging stuff up in your cubby – or winning a candy bar for hitting the most tennis balls over the net? We’re a goal-oriented society. From very early on we learn to work toward a […]
The definition of resolution is a firm decision to do or not do something. Have you made one of more resolutions recently – and does one or more of them have to do with losing weight or changing an eating habit?
The #1 New Year’s resolution is to lose weight. A recent study by a psychology professor found that for people who make resolutions, 75% keep them for the first week of the New Year; 71% are still maintaining their resolution after two weeks, and 46% are still keeping their New Year’s resolutions at six months.
Are those better stats than you thought? New Year’s resolutions really help you to define your goals and to identify what you want to accomplish or change. But, identifying your goals or desires is one thing, realizing them requires a plan, work, and most of all, a commitment.
Americans eat out, on average, six times a week. I’ve read that statistic in many places and can’t argue with it. I often eat out a lot (more than six times a week if the truth be told) — for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and in all kinds of restaurants – diners, cafeterias, and places with tablecloths on the tables.
Resolutions lead to frustration when you set too many or they’re unrealistic. Sure everyone would like to lose 20 pounds in one week (ever wonder how they do it on the Biggest Loser?) or go from sedentary to marathon runner in a month. It just doesn’t happen – or if, by some miracle it happens […]
Penny Manegan Klatell, PhD, RN
Penny is a doctoral level nurse; a health, life, and wellness coach; and a Mom. She’s also a nutritional counselor, food lover, former college professor, author, blogger, speaker, and a very frequent restaurant visitor. She’s from a Greek restaurant family where she learned to cook and discovered the need to speak loudly to be heard above the din. She writes about delicious, healthy food and how to eat well anytime, anywhere, and at any age.