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If these are your New Years resolutions, maybe rethink them, experts say – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Posted: January 4, 2021 at 6:52 pm

Vowing to eat healthier without any specifics

Its simple to say you hope to consume a healthier diet this year, but without a clear definition of what that means to you, it can be harder to make it happen.

Julia Kirouac, Holistic Nutritionist and Founder of Nud Fud suggests that people keep it simple! I suggest focusing on eating only real food and remove/watch sugar, she told Food Network Canada. By doing that, you can narrow down exactly how youd like to make your diet healthier.

Restricting lots of foods to lose weight

Losing weight doesnt have to mean cutting out whole food groups.

I would never tell anyone to eliminate an entire food group, especially carbs, registered dietitian Keri Gans told Womens Health. These are our bodys fuel. Our brain only functions on glucose, and carbs break down into glucose.

Relying on vitamins to get healthier

Just because youve read about the benefits of supplements doesnt mean you should take them to achieve your health goals. You should consult your doctor or dietitian, according to WebMD.

I get some concern when I see people take one of these and one of those, just because theyve read somewhere that a supplement is helpful, Linda Van Horn, a professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University, told the website. Imbalances can easily occur, and you may not be aware of it.

Hoping to look like your favorite celebrity

Its easy to look to movie stars and decide youd like to have a figure similar to theirs, but doing so can leave you less than inspired.

Body-image researcher Taryn A. Myers, Ph.D., who is department chair of psychology at Virginia Wesleyan University, told Shape magazine that in general, viewing or posting images can really make us feel worse about our bodies, and this effect may be amplified for celebrity photos.

Celebrities also have access to dietitians and personal trainers that most people may not be able to obtain.

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