There’s a lot of talk and publicity at the start of each New Year about resolutions, goals, detoxes, liquid cleanses, fad diets and so on. I work closely with my clients on a number of food based cleanses and smoothie reset challenges and when they finish the question I get asked the most is: I love the way I feel, how can I keep eating this way to stay healthy of the rest of the year?
I was faced with a glut of pears in my CSA box this week. I love eating pears and so do my kids – in fact, it was their first ever solid food when they were babies and they both love eating pear slices for breakfast or after school snack. Pears remind me of growing up in the English countryside and my Granny and colder weather and the pear tree in our garden that always seemed to produce hard pear bullets year after year that we didn’t quite know what to do with.
Happy New Year! At this time of year, we’re bombarded with talk of New Year’s Resolutions. Some people swear off alcohol in January. Some people quit sugar, wheat or meat. Some people hastily become members of their local gym or sign up for a half marathon.
Many of us make these resolutions because we feel negative about ourselves. We could be fitter, thinner, healthier, nicer, better looking, kinder…and we make lofty goals to try and achieve that. But, aren’t we starting off the New Year in a negative way: criticizing ourselves for last year’s failures and making every intention to correct them? Where will we be in December 2015? Probably at the same place again. Frustrated with ourselves. Making a whole new set of resolutions for the next year.