A Stronger Generation
Wow, it has been one full year since I started this blog! It goes without saying that 2020 has been one for the books in a not-so-enjoyable way. I never imagined the curveballs that would be thrown at all of us when I wrote my first blog entry last titled “New Year, Healthy Me.” Regardless of the past year’s events, I am grateful to still be blogging and want to use this post to write the 2021 version to focus on how we can all sustain a healthy diet through the new year.
I’m sure many of you tried a new diet last January with hopes of changing your eating habits and possibly reaching a long-desired weight goal. Maybe you stayed on track longer than you originally expected, breezing through January and February like it was no big deal. But then…March hit. The spread of Covid-19 shook the world and changed everyone’s daily routine drastically. Diets were likely not at the forefront of your mind, and your eating habits may have taken a turn from what you so carefully planned for yourself at the start of the year.
So here we are at the end of December, looking around the corner to 2021. Many people see this as an opportunity to start fresh, especially when it comes to their food routine. I suggest you take a non-traditional route and don’t plan a rigid diet that will make you feel like you failed after a few weeks. Instead, begin your own journey with intuitive eating and mindfulness. Here are a few benefits of choosing intuitive eating because we can all agree DIETING STINKS!
-Eradicate the stress of keeping track of exactly what and when to eat.
-Enjoy spontaneity when it comes to eating out with friends, family, or coworkers.
-Boost your self image because your worth is no longer found in what and how much you eat.
-Learn to trust your body around food, which in turn will help you focus on enjoying other areas of your life.
This year, in my own life I want to focus on creating a balance between intuitive eating and healthy nutrition. Through blogging, I hope to teach others how to listen to their bodies and reject diet culture while learning to love nutritious food that fuels our everyday tasks. My next post will further explain intuitive eating and how it works. Thank you for sticking with me in 2020, and I hope you will continue reading into 2021!