What is it that you’d like to accomplish this year with food? If you’re like me, you probably really only just got started thinking about your New Year’s resolution. It seems for most people it has to do with food.
There is a well-documented history of people not sticking to their resolutions, or falling off the diet wagon before they really even got started. While I’m not a registered dietitian, I fall squarely into the “everything in moderation” camp, rather than a diet. Making big sweeping changes in my diet is, for me, completely unrealistic. If you told me I couldn’t eat carbs, I would probably throw a tantrum, five year old style.
My food goal for 2013 is to eat more consciously. Meaning, I will not mindlessly chomp on sweets or chips at my desk (she types as she notices the chip crumbs on her lap….).
I will focus on eating well balanced meals and having a host of more responsible choices available for that afternoon ‘fix’. I want to enjoy everything I eat, not kick myself for eating it after I’m done. I also want to celebrate the tastes, the textures, and the diversity of flavours food offers.
I’m thinking I might start a food diary simply to hold myself accountable for those choices. Have you ever used a food diary? Did it work for you?
So, what is your food goal for 2013?
- If you’re goal is to eat more healthfully, Karine has got some tips on making sure all your calories count and balancing your nutrition budget.
- Are you thinking of cutting out fattier foods? Well, be grateful you love Canadian beef because it’s a lean choice. Read what Jessica Reingold, a dietetic intern at Canada Beef, had to say on The Skinny on Beef Fat.
- Are you thinking of adopting a more “Mediterranean” diet? We’ve got some thoughts on that too.
- Is your food goal to have your kids help out in the kitchen more? We’ve got some great tips to help you.
Whatever your food goal, know that we at Canada Beef are here to help out. Be sure to sign up for the Make It Beef Club to get healthy lean beef recipes sent to your inbox every month.
Here’s to a tasty 2013!
About the Author:
Heather is part of the Canada Beef communications team and tweets as @CanadianBeef. She lives with her husband and their two dogs in house with a great kitchen. She cooks a lot and loves learning all the ways to enjoy Canadian beef.