Why is it that each year, when we wake up on the 1st January, we decide it’s time for change?
Is it because we overindulge to such an extent in December that our body actually tells our mind to do everything in its power to prevent pastry, chocolates and other sweat treats from passing our lips?
Is it because it’s a long-standing tradition and everyone else is doing it so why shouldn’t we?
Is it because we see the start of the New Year as an opportunity to wipe the slate clean and start fresh?
And why is it often the case that by February or March our New Year’s resolutions have become a faint memory, pushed to the back of our minds to make way for the busy lives we lead?
Often we decide when we’re going to make changes, we’re not going to do things by halves. It’s all or nothing which in terms of nutrition can lead to people consuming a very unbalanced and unhealthy diet!
Often, our New Year’s resolution can involve diets and weight loss goals. Let’s look at this in a little more detail.
Does the following story sound familiar?
Stage 1 – “I’m going to lose a stone this month”
Stage 2 – “The quickest way to do this is by cutting out calories and I’ve heard that cutting carbs causes weight loss and I’m going to start skipping breakfast to reduce my calories even more”
Stage 3 – “I’ve cut out all carbs and stopped eating breakfast and I’ve lost 3lbs this week!”
Stage 4 – “I get home from a long stressful day at work and I manage to eat the whole pack of custard creams – carbs, sugar and fat all in one go!”
Stage 5 – “I feel guilty and ashamed for breaking my diet! What’s the point?”
Stage 6 – “I turn to food for comfort.”
Stage 7 – “I gain the 3lbs I’d lost and another 1lb.”
Stage 8 – “I look in the mirror and want to change the way my body looks”
Back to Stage 1
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