Sunday, January 17, 2010

Why give up when you can add?

What did you give up for the new year? Sugar? Red meat? Dairy? Wheat? Seems like everyone has given something up or at least that's what I'm hearing at the gym. Funny that resolutions involve giving up stuff instead of adding stuff. I mean, if a person with a lousy diet were to add 8 or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day, a few servings of whole grain and two servings of milk and maybe drink a little more water, she'd probably be too full to eat candy, burgers and cake so she could bypass the "give up" for the new year resolution.
Just a random thought.


Sybil Hebert, RD said...

Very good point! I always try to focus on reminding people to add to their diets, rather than removing.
I gave up artificial sweeteners as my New Year's resolution... or trying to anyways. But that doesn't count, cause artificial sweeteners have no calories! If anything, I'll add real sugar to my diet this year. :)

Kristina said...

That's really sensible advice. I haven't heard it put that way before.