3 Unrealistic New Year's Resolutions & 6 Realistic Alternatives
I don’t believe in making strict New Year’s Resolutions that will likely be abandoned. The main problem I see is that people use the word “never.” It’s unrealistic to resolve to “never eat added sugar,” for example. However, I am all for working on developing healthier habits. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I became a dietitian! Let’s look at 3 resolutions you’re likely to break and 6 better resolutions to consider: Unrealistic: I will never order takeout or delivery. Alternative 1: I will try 1 new recipe a week (or a month, whichever is more realistic for you) . If you are used to eating takeout or delivery, it’s unrealistic to start preparing everything from scratch. Instead, work on introducing home-cooked meals. Alternative 2: I will meal prep 1 day a week (or month). This is a good choice for people who already cook a few days a week but rely on takeout or delivery for busy days. Prepare meals a few days in advance and store in a fridge or freezer until needed.