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Don’t Tempt Fate: Remember To Eat Your New Year’s Good Luck Food!

What’s your New Year’s tradition? Do you eat fish, beans, cakes with coins, grapes, or pickled herring? Around the world food and symbolism play important roles in New Year’s celebrations not just to celebrate but often to bring luck, fortune, and plenty (both money and food), and health. What Not To Eat (Hint: Don’t Look […]

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What To Eat For Good Luck In The New Year — And What To Avoid!

Pork products, fish, beans, cakes with coins, grapes, and pickled herring? Food and symbolism play important roles in celebrations around the world. On special occasions different countries use certain foods not just to celebrate but often as a symbol of luck, wealth, and health. What Not To Eat (Hint: Don’t Look Or Move Back) Different […]

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What To Eat On New Year’s Day For Good Luck – And What To Avoid!

Pork products, fish, beans, cakes with coins, grapes, pickled herring? Sound tasty?  Maybe yes, maybe no?  So what do they have in common?  They’re a sampling of some of the foods people eat on New Year’s to bring good luck. Food has power and especially at transitional points – like holidays and feast days — […]

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Ten Tips To Boost The Success Of Your Resolutions

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 […]

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Celebrating The New Year In Good Eating Style

The earliest recorded celebration of the arrival of the new year dates back 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon.  The first new moon following the vernal equinox, or the day in the spring with an equal amount of sunlight and darkness, signaled the start of a new year. Today, New Year’s Day–the first day of […]

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Have You Broken Your “I’m Going To Lose Weight” Resolution Yet?

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.

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New Year Resolution Status

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 […]

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New Years Resolution

For lots of us New Year’s Day means football.  For lots of us it also means New Year’s resolutions. A resolution is a firm decision, a commitment, to do or not do something – often having to do with habits or lifestyle changes. Forty-four percent of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. One main category of […]

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