We knew the memes and Facebook posts were coming: New Year, New Me. While our social media streams will start to flow with status updates of changes our friends and family would like to implement for the upcoming year, I often think to myself- didn’t we also say this last year? I too am guilty, hashtag: sobs. Often time the missing link to accomplish our goals is understanding how we think and react to life events. Maybe if we start there, we’d ultimately make enough small changes and increase our results. If how we think ultimately changes what we do, how we nourish our bodies likely influences this process.
This week I collaborated with Esther Tambe MS, RDN, CDN, a New York based Registered Dietitian, to merge the very popular new year goal of positive approaches to nutrition with YWF’s weekly mission for the first self-care hybrid post of the year.
I think we could all use a little post-holiday detoxification. Whether we consumed too many “treat yo-self” calories or maybe just need space to unpack some of the emotional luggage we’ve carried around this holiday season. This week YWF brings you a hybrid of new year essentials for both the mind and body and we start by asking Esther a few questions. You can grab the interview here.
Positive Distraction of the Week:
Set a nutritional behavior goal. At the end of the week, see what worked for you and what could possibly be altered. Maintain a log or journal (or the notes section in your mobile device) of your goals to keep yourself accountable. Esther provides self-care ideas:
- Try ordering out less during the week
- Increase your water intake daily
- Simply add an additional vegetable to your plate.
Feel free to contact Esther at: email@example.com if you have any questions, comments, or consulation inquiries.
Thanks for checking-in and be sure to followup for next week’s dose of self-care!
Best, Dr. Dyce